The HTC Ace: Will it be a GSM Version of the EVO 4G?


Eric Lin’s been getting his and HTC’s name well into the news this weekend. The latest gossip suggests that HTC could be gearing up to introduce a GSM version of either the HTC EVO 4G or the HTC Droid Incredible to launch in other parts of the world. Speaking with Pocket-Lint at Uplinq USA, Lin responded to inquiries about a possible EVO launch with some almost-really-asssuring words.


“But I definitely think that because of all of the interest that people have had in the Evo, and how well it’s been selling, that you’ll definitely see European carriers be like ‘uh-oh, maybe we should get something like that’. But I don’t have anything [to announce] quite yet.”

The two most important words coming out of this quote are “quite” and “yet” if you haven’t already figured it out. Pocket-Lint’s trying to double back on their original quote, however, by dispelling it and saying they have reason to believe it could actually be an HTC Incredible. Aside from the fact that they haven’t provided any compelling evidence to support their claim, we’re not in much of a hurry to agree as an HTC Incredible in other parts of the world would almost be redundant: the HTC Desire has provided nearly the same package for quite some time.

Whatever the case may be, HTC may be looking to do the opposite of what they did with the HTC Desire in bringing a once-US-only device to our friends residing on other continents, but it will probably be a while before we hear anything substantial.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Cannot wait for the GSM version!!! Hopefully it will have a 2ghz processor…that will be SICK!

  2. I highly doubt it will have a 2ghz. That would be silly. If it’s another version of something then it will most likely mock up some of the same specs if not equal in every way.

    They wouldn’t knock the EVO when it just came out last month. Next big thing usually comes 6 months later at the least.

  3. I did recently hear of a new 2Ghz Droid in the works for a 2010 release. It’s supposedly a MOTO.

  4. I just got a HTC desire 2 months ago…

  5. this would release everywhere except US, so I am not sure if Sprint would even care.

  6. The same core should always be available to everyone. OK some peripheral features may be added or left out (such as ffc or a kickstand) but the problem for evo is that a game developer in France can’t test the game to see if it runs well on something that is only available for one carrier in the US.

  7. I think it much more likely to have one of the new Qualcomm dual core processors, rather than a theoretical 2Ghz single core.

  8. USA always get the best Android devices compared to the rest of the world… At least they should release this one as EVO.

  9. i really hope so! tmobile needs one or atleast one in europe so that i can buy one online from expansys . i would love to use it on tmobiles network.

  10. does this device offer or support LIVE WALLPAPERS??? im talking about the samsung vibrant

  11. don’t want it .. i want a GSM of the Incredible / Droid 2

  12. The Incredible is the most hideous phone of 2010. I want an EVO!

  13. Alright.. where is the tie-in to the HTC ACE that is in the headline ?.. the ACE is not mentioned even once in “your” article.. So I click the “pocket-lint” link, to try and find out what the heck they’re trying to say.. and my response is.. It’s a different phone with different specs.. It’s not an EVO with GSM.. does the EVO have a dual core processor ?.. They’re just making crap up.. not a clue as to what this phone will be.. are we now to the point where we say that.. “oh that phone is just like this other phone, but on another carrier”.. People claim the Aria is just a Legend with a different case.. ignoring the fact that the case is one of the better features of the Legend.. It’s not a Legend.. it’s a similarly spec’d phone.. and this Ace to EVO tie in, is even more off base.

  14. Slow news day, Quentyn? this is an article that is a guess based on someone else’s rumor that is based on how you interpret two words in a quote that says nothing. Do you have a minimum number of articles you have to publish each day and you had to do this to fill your quota? Besides, a GSM version of the EVO would be a completely different phone, since the EVO was built specifically to support WIMAX in the U.S. Without the 4G it is still a nice phone, but not earth shattering!

  15. line me up for the gsm version…

  16. Wimax, is technically & truly not 4G. Funny, how some complain about whether rumors are true, yet Sprint blatantly lies everytime they advertise it is 4G. Known fact.

  17. @Androidess – be careful where you say that. I tried to explain the differences to people once and provided them the list of IME requirements for 4G, saying that Sprint used it only as a marketing term… no luck. I also embarked to try and explain the difference between the technology GSM, and GSM – the term people now use to desribe the GSM Association… big differences there too.

  18. @TF – I second that. Sprint is marketing it as their 4th generation network. But it has nothing close to the 4G requirements. However the second generation Wimax should be able to go above 100Mbits/s which would make it 4G.

  19. Correct… but for now a more accurate term is pre-4G… or simply “WiMax” and “LTE”

  20. So, It’s not 4G. I prefer the facts. Just saying. Thanks, tho : )

  21. I hate cdma, it doesn’t work outside North America. Bring on the GSM version-which is a world standard for cell phones.

  22. Finally some good news From HTC!!!! XD

  23. I’ve been waiting on something from HTC to hit the world of GSM like this. I don’t care what carrier it comes to, but regardless, i will be getting this device if it turns out to be true. I’ve been holding onto my Blackberry Bold 9700 for At&t for too long now. I need something to take me away from RIM for a little while. And i can nottt get an iphone. So hopefully this phone is legitimate and comes to At&t. But either way, if it hits the states it will be in my pocket.

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