Deja-Vu: Prototype HTC phone left at bar

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Obviously there’s something about bars that lead us to discover new phones. Could it be that handset testers get drunk enough to forget that the device is supposed to be incognito? Whatever the case, first it was an iPhone, but now it’s a prototype HTC phone that was left in a bar and now found.

Droid-Life snatched this never-before-seen device up in San Francisco. It has that signature HTC look to it — metal case, large wide speaker at the very top, and front-facing camera positioned to the right — and seems similar to the Droid Incredible 2 more than anything else. Oddly though, it has a semi-transparent backing, allowing one to vaguely make out its internals. Hopefully that’s just part of the prototype and won’t make it to the final product because I’m afraid that design fad has come and gone.

Upon booting the device, a screen came up that red “No System Software” and only provided access to the emergency dialer, suggesting that the phone had been remotely wiped after its owner realized it was lost.

The volume rocker, and camera, are all in the same places found on the Droid Incredible 2. The design of the back, aforementioned semi-transparency, and volume rocker are different. The battery is non-removable, too. No logos are found anywhere on the device, so technically saying it’s made by HTC is just an assumption, but that’s almost certainly the case. It seems like we either have an old prototype of the Incredible 2 or possibly an Incredible 3 in the making.

Head over to Droid-Life for the complete photo gallery. What do you think?

[via Droid-Life]

  • Superior Android

    HTC, the new apple?

  • http://www.techendeavour.com/Mobile_Application_Development Mobile application development

    Irony! The bar guys have actually recovered a Beta status device. However, the device features seems okay. So I wonder how the actual looks will evolve to be!

  • http://www.techendeavour.com/Mobile_Application_Development Mobile application development

    Irony! The bar guys have actually recovered a Beta status device. However, the device features seems okay. So I wonder how the actual looks will evolve to be!

  • Murasam3

    If it doesn’t have a “Nexus” sticker on it, it’s not important. :P

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