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Bee and Lexicon Offer Two New Mysterious HTC Handsets Running Froyo

Two new mysterious devices have just been stumbled upon, the HTC Bee and the HTC Lexicon/Lexikon. The only thing we have to go off of at this point are some limited technical specs, but this seems to be the first time we have heard of either phone. Both look to be geared as mid-range devices, though the Lexicon features specs that could push it closer to the high-end depending on what other features are unveiled.

HTC Bee Specs

For starters, the Bee will be a smaller device featuring a 3.2-inch screen at a humble 240×320 resolution. It will also feature 5MP camera with flash and 512MB of internal storage. Android 2.2 will run atop an MSM7625 chipset clocked at 528MHz. With those sort of specs, there is no question this phone will retail on the lower-end of the price scale.

HTC Lexikon Specs

The HTC Lexikon might be a bit trickier to diagnose. A 3.8-inch screen with 480×800 resolution, 800MHz MSM7630 chipset, and a possible full QWERTY keyboard position this handset at a higher level than the Bee, but not quite up to par with HTC’s recent big boys deploying 1GHz Snapdragon chips. By the time this phone releases, 800MHz could be the new 528MHz considering rumors are stirring of 1.3MHz plus and dual-core chipsets in upcoming high-ticket smartphones.

There will be plenty more to come about these two, rest assured.

[via PocketNow]

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  • http://www.twitter.com/michaelklurfeld Michael

    I find this a bit confusing. People seem thrilled with the move to handsets with larger screens, so why is HTC going as small as 3.2″? I thought making stuff that gets left behind was Motorola’s turf.

  • Bob

    I bet these are 100 dollar android 2.2 phones. Weapons of mass destruction. HTC will rule the world, there volume will increase to 50 million android phones per quarter. Android attacking at all price points. HTC will be the new Nokia ha ha

  • ImSpartacus

    Do you think it would be possible for the Lexikon to have a dual core 800MHz processor?

    It might be a $150 phone while the bee could occupy the $100 slot.

    I’m probably wrong, but it would be neat to have a cheaper dual core phone, eh?

  • Bob

    I meant 100 dollar off-contract, not with contract ;)

  • ari-free

    See? You can make cheap phones and still have the latest OS. Meanwhile, xperia and streak look pretty stupid right now…

  • Aeires

    Makes perfect sense. Just like Intel hit the high end with the Pentium and cleaned up on the low end with the Celeron, HTC is hitting both ends at the same time as well. Not everyone can afford or wants a big phone. Plenty of uses for both these phones.

  • msgnyc

    Sounds good. Wonder what they look like.
    Not everyone needs/wants to hold a massive brick….er phone to the side of their face. Dif people have dif needs/wants.

  • Rednarb

    The Bee looks to have the same specs as the Wildfire (apart from having Froyo)!!

  • Rednarb

    i.e. Wildfire on Verizon??

  • ari-free

    If Android was just for the low end, it wouldn’t go anywhere because it wouldn’t excite anyone. But since it can reach for the top, OEM’s can simply take last years high end specs and make a cheap but reasonable phone with it.

  • Daniel

    Wait, Android 2.2 with HTC Sense on a device with a 528MHz processor?! Then why is the Sprint Hero no receiving 2.2?!

  • dshearn

    3.2 with a Hard Keyboard…would be like a super blackberry.(most BB screens are between 2 and 3 inch)

    You would have a powerfull little TXTing email machine

  • James
  • teckels

    when the aria came out it was rumoured it was also rumored by conflipper that verizon would be getting the htc bee. look like the same phone but with flash and 2.2 interesting with the HTC Merge being rumored in Verizon, fingers crossed for this guy that doesn’t need a laptop in his pocket just a small sweet phone.

  • Bob

    Since with the exception of Froyo there is nothing too exciting, must be going to AT&T.

  • Ace Curry

    http://www.qualcomm.com/news/releases/2009/11/12/qualcomm-bringing-flagship-gigahertz-processing-mainstream-smartphone-tier-

    The MSM7x30 family features a strong emphasis on multimedia performance, supporting high-definition video recording and playback, exceptional graphics with dedicated 2D and 3D cores, and an overall chip design optimized for a highly responsive, immersive Web experience. The first devices based on the flagship MSM7x30 family of chipsets are expected to launch commercially before the end of 2010.

    While 800MHz seems low, it will be a very well designed 800MHz chip. No joke, this could be the processor which puts Qualcomm back on top in the mobile processor war.

  • JS

    @Daniel, amen! That just pisses me off. It’s BS that the Hero is not getting Froyo.