HTC Revolver headed to AT&T as a Honeycomb Smartphone?

Honeycomb won’t make its way to smartphones — that has been the official line from Google so far — but a newly leaked handset from HTC is making a claim for the opposite. The HTC Revolver recently appeared with a spec sheet boasting a 4.3-inch display, 16GB of flash memory, 1GB RAM, and a dual-core processor, but the real standout point is the mention of Android Honeycomb as the operating system.

The unusual “CONFIDENTIAL” stamped all over and the claim going completely opposite of what we have heard previously makes me skeptical, but I suppose even if Google doesn’t think Android 3.0 is prime for phones, they can’t really stop HTC from doing it anyway. Samsung did it with Android 2.2 and the Galaxy Tab, right? If this handset emerges as real it will be a pretty unique design among an HTC lineup that has recently conformed to a pretty standard unibody design as of late.

The possible Honeycomb smartphone is said to be on its way to AT&T at some point. Perhaps Honeycomb is just a placeholder and the phone is intended to launch with Ice Cream? It would be a lot more rewarding than the rather pedestrian lineup HTC unveiled this week at Mobile World Congress.

[via BGR]

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  • Kanye West

    loving the specs

  • JevyJav

    WIN!!!!

  • JevyJav

    Kanye! I’m gonna let you finish, I’m gonna let you finish. But I just wanna say HTC MAKES THE BEST PHONES EVER!!!!!

  • DrM

    I’m not too certain of the authenticity of this one.

    Sounds more like a wish list of a fanboy who wants honeycomb on a phone.

    I’m still waiting for that sweet Pyramid (until the end of march, if not I’ll buy an S2 unfortunately).

  • Levi

    Any chance this is a fake?

  • Richard Yarrell

    Not sure of this one but one thing is true i am sure htc know’s that there fans here in the states were disappointed to a certain extent with there NON EXISTENCE at CES and there showing at MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS.. I know the current HTC INCREDIBLE fans have to be excited about the NEW INCREDIBLE S.. Now it is time for HTC to take care of the current HTC EVO 4G customers with a new release of the HTC EVO 2 4G on SPRINT as well as the NEW HTC PYRAMID slated for TMOBILE… All should be announced at CTIA IN MARCH some 40DAYS from now. So basically the BEST DEVICES FOR THE SUMMER OF 2011 SHOULD BE THE 1.Htc Evo 2 4g.. 2.Htc Pyramid.. and this rumored device the Htc Revolver.. HTC BETTER MAKE SURE THEY STEP THERE GAME UP AT CTIA US CURRENT EVO OWNERS ARE STARTING TO GET UPSET…

  • Ruben

    Seems to good to be true although not impossible, all we can do is wait and see. I honestly doubt they have a battery that can handle that hardware and keep a respectable life for daily use.

  • tim242

    That is obviously fake. Look at those margins! If the screen is 4.3, with those margins…it would be as big as the streak! Then there’s this lil bit of info from Google that says NO HONEYCOMB FOR PHONES!

  • danboy

    guess we’ll find out at CTIA. i will say that i’m sure HTC will drop some powerful devices then. they have to, right?

  • MT

    This is probably HTC just trying to keep people interested in what they may be releasing. Due to all the disappointing announcements they have made, they’re probably afraid a lot of their owners will buy something else soon.

    Did anyone else notice that if you turn the image on it’s side, the shape of the phone resembles the chamber section of a revolver?

  • http://phandroid moises

    AT&T MUST REALLY BE UPSET WITH APPLE AH?

  • Treefq

    Why AT&T? Worse choice.

  • JimboLodisC

    everywhere else i’m reading about it says it’s fake… move along ppl

  • Danny

    Proven fake already man…search up Google before posting this.

  • eman

    F-A-K-E….. FAKE!!

  • ugh

    So I guess they’re gettin the HTC Revolver n T-Mobile gettin the HTC Pyramid

  • Andrew

    This has been confirmed as FAKE from Android Central and various other Android sites. The image is obviously photo shopped.. this device wasn’t in HTC’s announcement of new devices either.

    FAKE.

  • hulk smash

    f a i l! 8== >