It looks like HTC Kaiser users over at the xda-developer forums have really put their money where their collective mouths would be. In response to HTC’s veritable cold-shoulder response to the HTC Class Action Organization’s petition for updated video drivers for HTC smartphones using the Qualcomm MSM7500 and MSM7200 chipsets (which includes the HTC flagship smartphone, the HTC Kaiser), the group of enthusiasts has put up a $5,000 reward for anyone that is able to craft their own homebrew video driver that is capable of boosting the devices’ video performance.
Actually, the bounty for a working video-acceleration driver is set at $5,199.5. Instead of looking towards buying future HTC smartphones with better graphics performance (as HTC would have them do), these guys are taking matters into their own hands. Keep in mind that the HTC Class Action Organization also put up a $3,000 reward for a working video driver – to no avail.
If you’ve got the time and know-how to get a working video driver that takes advantage of the Qualcomm MSM7500 and MSM7200 chipsets’ ATI Imageon hardware, there’s a good chunk of change waiting for you.