Dec 8th, 2009

..Which is a good thing, right? This is going to be a much desired phone all around so we’ll take what we can get! It looks like through the night ai.sr has brought everyone a closer look at the Bravo and the updated specs since the brochure that was leaked was printed up.

And may I say.. that’s a nice lookin’ phone.

htc_bravo

The interweb networks are definitely abuzz with this one – writeups springing up all over the place – all stemming from ai.sr – who might I add say they have a Legend preview on the way, as well.

From what I’m reading on above linked sites – this phone should be coming to the US in January under the name [one of them], and be released a few months later overseas as [the other].  Aforementioned sites are reporting conflicting things (thanks Raji!) so, I won’t pick one or the other right now. Obviously, things haven’t changed with some of the confusion. Passion, PassionC, Dragon.. Bravo.. Is it all the same phone? Is what we’re used to one of them?

passiondragon

Only time will tell and as usual we’ll do our best to seek and destroy our way to that info for you you. In the meantime, the updated specs – As stated by AndroidandMe – for the Bravo are as follows:

* Size: 112 x 56 x 11.7 mm
* Networks: WCDMA/HSPA: 900/2100 Mhz; GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
* Maximum speed: UL = 2 Mbps; DL = 7.2 Mbps
* OS: Android 2.0 (likely to ship with Android 2.1)
* Display: 3.7-inch WVGA (480×800) AMOLED capacitive touch screen
* Camera: 5 megapixel with auto focus with dual LED flash; High definition 720p video capture
* Internal memory: 512 MB flash ROM; 320 MB RAM* (original RAM was 256 MB); 16 GB micro SD card included
* Chipset: Qualcomm QSD8250 1 GHz Snapdragon
* Battery: 1400 mAh
* Also: Optical joystick, microSD, WLAN (802.11 b/g), Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, GPS/AGPS, G-Sensor, Digital Compass, FM radio, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack
* Special features: DivX, Dolby, Facebook, FlickR, Twitter, Microsoft Exchange

(US 3G bands not listed – European Brochure)

“When the two sets of specs are compared, we can see that the HTC Bravo received a memory boost from 256 MB to 320 MB. This would tie the Samsung Behold II for most RAM in an Android phone.

The Bravo features an AMOLED display which is a first for HTC Android phones. AMOLED technology provides an ultra bright display and lower-power consumption. The screen resolution is WVGA (480×800) which is a big increase from the standard HVGA (320×480) that is featured in most HTC Android phones.

Heads will turn at the 11.7 mm thickness. Bravo will be the thinnest Android phone yet and even beat out the iPhone 3GS (12.3 mm).

Pictured at the top of the Bravo is an interesting row of five LED lights. We assume these could be used to indicate which of the five homescreens is being currently displayed.”

…Talton wants, mmmkay?