HTC Passion/Dragon coming to Verizon in mid-December?

htc-dragonYou see this little snippet of a photo of an HTC smartphone? This may just be an image of the rumored Verizon-bound HTC Passion/Dragon’s display. The photo comes bundled with new speculation that has the big-screened Android phone bringing its 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera and Android 2.0 OS to Verizon Wireless sometime in the middle of December.

How do we know this is the Verizon Wireless HTC Dragon? We don’t know anything for sure at this point. But we do know that the clock widget comes from HTC’s Sense UI, so the handset is definitely HTC hardware. The high resolution fits in nicely with what we’d expect from a 4.3-inch display rocking 800×480 pixels. And, to top it off, BGR has confirmed that the pictured handset is headed to Verizon Wireless. Mid-December seems to be the date to mark on your calendar, but we’ll update you as we get more detailed info.

The Motorola Droid might be getting the lion’s share of the media hype right now, but if the HTC Dragon hits Verizon Wireless before the holidays, it’s going to be hard to keep fawning over the Droid. The Dragon sports a larger display, a 5-megapixel camera, the same Android 2.0 OS, and Sense UI as a bonus. Sure, the Droid has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, but will that be enough to woo consumers away from the Dragon?

[Via: BGR]

  • Matt

    I will definitely be purchasing this phone! Please keep us updated on release dates!

  • ills_nice

    I have been hearing about poor battery life issues on the Eris…you think with a faster processor and capability to do even more things at once, the Dragon’s battery will be sufficient? I hope they can squeeze some kind of monster battery in there…any thoughts?

  • DrSnuggs

    PLEASE RELEASE BLACK FRIDAY!!!! I’m praying that the rumors about black Friday are true, I’m so sick of my Blackberry… I need this phone.

  • Dave

    Super hero I am calling it. Although the dragon sounds just as cool.

  • Nate

    Verizon and Verizon Wireless are different companies. Verizon Wireless is not a publicly traded company. NYSE:VZ has no relevance to this article.

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