HTC Scorpion could hit Verizon with Android 2.2, 1.5 GHz processor


With all the cool devices coming out (like the iPhone HD, EVO 4G, Droid Incredible) it’s easy to forget that we’re store for some even better hardware in the not-too-distant future. Now, we’re hearing rumbling that the HTC Scorpion will be coming to Verizon Wireless soon with Android 2.2 and a 1.5 GHz processor.

Previous reports indicated the Scorpion would have support for WiMax, which currently powers Sprint Nextel’s 4G services. As we all know, Verizon is making a big push for its 4G network that’s based on Long-Term Evolution and the Scorpion would be quite an appealing device to bundle service with. But Verizon has said it doesn’t expect 4G handsets until the middle of next year, so there’s a possibility that the Scorpion could just be 3G-only, or that we’ll have to wait a while for this beast.

Not much is known about the form factor of this device but most high-end devices are full-touch slate styles nowadays. The guts are what really excite me, as we know that Qualcomm said a 1.5 GHz version of its processor should hit the shelves by the end of the year. I’m very excited about what this type of raw processing power will enable on my phone but you always have to wonder how this will impact battery life.

The Scorpion should also ship with the latest version of Android, Froyo. One of the coolest things about the latest version of the green robot is the JIT compiler, which could make it 2-5x faster than previous builds. When you factor that with the boosted processor, this should be a highly-capable device.

Android 2.2 also offers a host of other new features, including the ability for native tethering and the ability to use your device as a hotspot. While this will still be up to the carriers, it’s a neat option to have if you’re ever in desperate need for an Internet connection. Check out our hands-on video of native tethering in Android 2.2 in the video below and let us know what you think about the Scorpion in the comments.

[Via MobileCrunch]

  • Shawn Paul

    sounds like that dude in the video is a stuttering tom or he just got no sleep lol

  • Mehdi Jaffery

    Damn this phone is sick. But I'm going to wait for the 2Ghz Moto Android phone.

  • niels

    off topic: my current contract is till december. so i'll wait and see witch phone is avible at the moment (scorpion or 2hz moto)
    i think neither of them but i'll can have a contract of 6 month and then see witch one is out.
    ON topic: I hope the scorpion will have lte, since i am living in europe and there is no wimax only lte

  • Noone

    I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want a 2Hz phone :^)

  • Relle

    i hope its either a cdma/gsm or cdma/lte global android phone because thats what im looking for f rom verizon

  • phoneisaphone

    shut up geeks! get a life!

  • Jase

    bet the gimp above my post has an iphone lmao

  • blueorg

    Coming from an old school Samsung flip phone which I got in 2006 (which at the time was pimp but now is ancient and I need to move on) I am looking for a cool smartphone and Verizon is my carrier. I went to the store the other day and help an incredible and seeing the screen and navigated around on it no problem. The droid X felt like a brick and someone who works with there hands for a living and who is on there feet 10hrs a day I want the lightest phone I can get! So I got 2 months until I can upgrade so whatever is out then that is lite I will get so HTC release this bad boy already:) because I am ready!!!!

    And yes the iPhone is overrated AT&T’s service sucks big time!! Taking away unlimited data!!! Come to Verizon still unlimited data $30 a month!!!!!

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