1. HeyCori's Avatar
    Supposedly it's going to be 4.7 inches like the Titan but adding in LTE. That would mean the Titan killer is right around the corner. Now I'm seriously debating waiting till after CES before I lock myself into a 2 year contract.

    HTC Elite flagship phone and 4G LTE Windows Phone to hit AT&T in early 2012

    BGR has learned from a trusted source that HTC is preparing to switch up the companys strategy a bit in 2012. In order to focus getting quality products to market, we have heard that HTCs release schedule is going to be shockingly quiet for most of the first quarter next year. HTC will also release fewer phones overall in 2012 compared to 2011, were told. Weve also been given exclusive details surrounding several upcoming phones from the Taiwan-based vendor, including HTCs first 4G Windows Phone for AT&T and its flagship Android handset for the first half of the year. Hit the break for more.

    HTC is currently set to deliver an HTC Titan-like smartphone with a 4.7-inch display and 4G LTE to AT&T the first LTE Windows Phone we know of and the release date is currently slated for February 5th, so we should expect a CES announcement. Additionally, we got word that HTCs flagship handset for the first half of 2012 will be called the HTC Elite. Joining the HTC Ville and HTC Edge, the Elite will obviously run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and it will also have Beats Audio as well. AT&T is going to carry the handset according to our source, and it may launch as the HTC Congressional, sad though it may be. The phone is currently scheduled to launch during the first or second week of April. Thats all we have for you for the time being, but stay tuned as were working on getting our hands on photos of both phones.
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    12-19-2011 10:19 AM
  2. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    The more the better!
    12-19-2011 10:23 AM
  3. theefman's Avatar
    And Tmo gets the 710, Yay! :)
    12-19-2011 11:00 AM
  4. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    I'm sure the people who complain about not having new phones come out fast enough, will soon change their complaints to "WTH, I just upgraded, now I have an out of date phone!". Can't please 'em all.
    12-19-2011 11:11 AM
  5. HeyCori's Avatar
    I'm sure the people who complain about not having new phones come out fast enough, will soon change their complaints to "WTH, I just upgraded, now I have an out of date phone!". Can't please 'em all.
    Yeah I have about 7 days to decide if I'm going to keep my Titan. I'm going to see if this pans out by Friday and then I will make my final decision.
    12-19-2011 11:17 AM
  6. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    If your other phone is suffice, I say return it and wait for CES. I'm due for an upgrade, but I"m waiting for early 2012 for new devices.
    Yeah I have about 7 days to decide if I'm going to keep my Titan. I'm going to see if this pans out by Friday and then I will make my final decision.
    12-19-2011 11:58 AM
  7. theefman's Avatar
    Would be nice though to have some high end WP7 options on Tmobile, who seem to have no problems stocking high end androids, so the usual excuse that they are a budget carrier doesnt really ring true.
    12-19-2011 12:37 PM
  8. Blacklac's Avatar
    I'm sure the people who complain about not having new phones come out fast enough, will soon change their complaints to "WTH, I just upgraded, now I have an out of date phone!". Can't please 'em all.
    Already happening in the Titan forum. :/
    12-19-2011 01:41 PM
  9. Brunothesheep's Avatar
    What usually kills me is when people run to get the latest LTE phone, and live in an area that doesn't have it and won't for quite some time.
    I'm sticking with my Titan until next year. Waiting to see what Nokia is going to throw at us next. =D

    Sent from my HTC Titan using Board Express
    12-19-2011 02:05 PM
  10. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Yeah, I seen it, but I didn't comment. LOL!
    Already happening in the Titan forum. :/
    12-19-2011 02:20 PM
  11. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    I have a friend that has an LTE Android phone, and he pretty much begged me to show him how to disable LTE and just use 3G. He said his battery life is about half a day with LTE enabled.
    What usually kills me is when people run to get the latest LTE phone, and live in an area that doesn't have it and won't for quite some time.
    I'm sticking with my Titan until next year. Waiting to see what Nokia is going to throw at us next. =D

    Sent from my HTC Titan using Board Express
    12-19-2011 02:22 PM
  12. Duvi's Avatar
    Smh... Decisions decisions. Then again, for a penny, I'll take that hit. I'll probably add a line for a Nokia or the HTC.

    Sent from my HTC Titan using Board Express
    12-19-2011 03:16 PM
  13. HeyCori's Avatar
    If your other phone is suffice, I say return it and wait for CES. I'm due for an upgrade, but I"m waiting for early 2012 for new devices.
    There are other problems to consider. There's still no word on whether the two ROM updates will be released for the AT&T version of the Titan. According to some international Titan owners, the two updates fixed the audio popping and wifi connection problems. Then there's the light bleeding on the Windows logo. Not exactly a deal breaker but most definitely will never be fixed. Finally there's the issue with call quality that many owners are running into. Waiting seems like a pretty good option when the "fix" is only a month and a half away.
    12-19-2011 03:51 PM
  14. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Didn't know the Titan was having all those problems! Sounds like you should take it back and wait for a newer phone for sure! If the new phones don't interest you, just get the Titan again.
    There are other problems to consider. There's still no word on whether the two ROM updates will be released for the AT&T version of the Titan. According to some international Titan owners, the two updates fixed the audio popping and wifi connection problems. Then there's the light bleeding on the Windows logo. Not exactly a deal breaker but most definitely will never be fixed. Finally there's the issue with call quality that many owners are running into. Waiting seems like a pretty good option when the "fix" is only a month and a half away.
    12-19-2011 03:56 PM
  15. InfectedPhreak's Avatar
    Sad that AT&T, continues to dominate the competition with new and up coming WP7's. Hopefully CES tells me some good news.
    12-19-2011 07:23 PM
  16. mYth's Avatar
    Surprised everyone is actually believing this.
    Any other smartphone forum they would be bashing BGR almost immediately. lol
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    12-19-2011 10:08 PM
  17. jfa1's Avatar
    Sad that AT&T, continues to dominate the competition with new and up coming WP7's. Hopefully CES tells me some good news.
    Maybe sad for you but not for m I am a long time Cingular ATT customer and I am happy that ATT has been stepping upi to the plate with WP devices and appears to be continuing to do so. While it may be a while before LTE gets to my area they already have two android ready LTE devices the vivid and galaxy skyrocketwhcih both have large screen dual core HSPA+/LTE ready speeds I wish they were WP devices but I am waiting to see what happens with the Nokia 900 and the Elite I hope they are both released in February.
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    12-20-2011 12:13 AM
  18. InfectedPhreak's Avatar
    Maybe sad for you but not for m I am a long time Cingular ATT customer and I am happy that ATT has been stepping upi to the plate with WP devices and appears to be continuing to do so. While it may be a while before LTE gets to my area they already have two android ready LTE devices the vivid and galaxy skyrocketwhcih both have large screen dual core HSPA+/LTE ready speeds I wish they were WP devices but I am waiting to see what happens with the Nokia 900 and the Elite I hope they are both released in February.
    Yeah... I used to be on Cingular as well, and even AT&T when it rebranded. I actually just switched from AT&T to Verizon August of last year. Just got to see what's going to happen, might even switch back to AT&T if Verizon continues to "ZOMG LTE OR NOTHING". Which I don't even think my area has 4G, I haven't talked to anyone about it. Nor have I seen people locally posting stuff about 4G, on other forums and websites. I just want a decent WP7 device, and I'm not going to get a HTC Trophy because right around the corner HOPEFULLY is new devices.
    12-20-2011 01:35 AM
  19. jfa1's Avatar
    Supposedly it's going to be 4.7 inches like the Titan but adding in LTE. That would mean the Titan killer is right around the corner. Now I'm seriously debating waiting till after CES before I lock myself into a 2 year contract.

    HTC Elite flagship phone and 4G LTE Windows Phone to hit AT&T in early 2012

    BGR has learned from a trusted source that HTC is preparing to switch up the company’s strategy a bit in 2012. In order to focus getting quality products to market, we have heard that HTC’s release schedule is going to be shockingly quiet for most of the first quarter next year. HTC will also release fewer phones overall in 2012 compared to 2011, we’re told. We’ve also been given exclusive details surrounding several upcoming phones from the Taiwan-based vendor, including HTC’s first 4G Windows Phone for AT&T and its flagship Android handset for the first half of the year. Hit the break for more.

    HTC is currently set to deliver an HTC Titan-like smartphone with a 4.7-inch display and 4G LTE to AT&T — the first LTE Windows Phone we know of — and the release date is currently slated for February 5th, so we should expect a CES announcement. Additionally, we got word that HTC’s flagship handset for the first half of 2012 will be called the HTC Elite. Joining the HTC Ville and HTC Edge, the Elite will obviously run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and it will also have Beats Audio as well.




    AT&T is going to carry the handset according to our source, and it may launch as the “HTC Congressional,” sad though it may be. The phone is currently scheduled to launch during the first or second week of April. That’s all we have for you for the time being, but stay tuned as we’re working on getting our hands on photos of both phones.

    My comment is So in the paragraph three paragraphs above this the HTC WP will be known as the Elite but in the second paragraph it says that the HTC Elite willl be an android phone running ICS and I am confused
    12-20-2011 01:43 PM
  20. btgusto's Avatar
    Can't wait for new WP7 devices. I have 17 months left on my current contract BUT I will buy out the remainder of it for a new device. Arrive starting to feel old
    12-26-2011 02:44 PM
  21. scrapple's Avatar
    returned my Titan today (just told the rep to do a reverse upgrade and it took 10 minutes for him to re-activate my old phone)... Everyone I talked to said I sounded muffled and like butt on their end, plus the speaker hurt my ear....

    So I will wait it out for the Nokia or this new Elite (hope they fix the speakers and mic)
    12-26-2011 07:42 PM
  22. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    The Elite is an Android phone, according to that post...


    The next HTC WP phone is only listed as "HTC 4G phone," lol.
    12-26-2011 07:54 PM
  23. snowmutt's Avatar
    Surprised everyone is actually believing this.
    Any other smartphone forum they would be bashing BGR almost immediately. lol
    I was waiting as well, and was going to be the first to actually do it. I cruise BGR's website a bit, and their "unnamed sources" seem to be everywhere. Just go read some of their archived posts, and you will see that a good portion of what they report is just rumor and often incorrect. BGR is not quite the "National Enquirer", but it is a lot like "People". I have yet to hear any other source as to this Titan killer. So I will not buy into it until I hear it from someone else. Besides, most of the reports I have read had said Nokia will get first crack at most of these types of things as per their deal with Microsoft. That seems to ring a little more true to me.

    If it is true, I will say the same thing I do when there is postings on high end Nokia's with all kinds of exclusives, High def screens with hi rez, dual core processors, all the LTE goodness and the countless other upgrades on deck with Tango and Apollo this year: GREAT!! I can hardley wait until my Focus S is outdated!! The sooner, the better!! Let's cheer on WP to catch up to Android. It assures great WP options for us on our next upgrades!!
    12-27-2011 06:07 PM
  24. jfa1's Avatar
    I am guessing that the HTC device which has been named the Radiant is the Elite device thats previously rumored.
    12-30-2011 12:41 PM
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