According to Pocketnow, the HTC Kingdom that first appeared in a ROM leaked by 911Sniper a few months back, just might be Sprint’s sequel to the Hero (the first Sense device to hit stateside). The biggest piece of evidence seems to be a DLNA certificate for the a device with that same name. Also, were numerous photo’s posted to photo sharing sites outing the Hero 4G title. Thanks to a tipster, I’ve actually known the HTC Kingdom has been in testing for the past few months now but the official name wasn’t revealed.
Given the fact the Hero 4G recently made its way past the FCC and leaked accessories have been popping up on Amazon, I would imagine we’d see this device launch before summers end. This might be the perfect device for HTC lovers on Sprint who were maybe turned off by the Evo 3D’s glorious dual-camera and glasses free 3D display (could be a little too much for some to handle). I would also assume pricing would be somewhere around $50 cheaper than HTC’s current Sprint offering.
What do you guys think? Could this be the device for you? All the power of the Evo 3D minus the “gimmick?” Let’s hope HTC has learned from their past mistakes and this device launches with an unlocked bootloader.
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TAGS: HTC Hero 4G, HTC Kingdom