Continuing with the trend of choosing flashy monikers for its phones, HTC’s latest device called the Eternity has been leaked by a number of trusted online sources. The phone is undoubtedly one of the most lustworthy Windows Phone handsets to date, sporting a 4.7 inch touchscreen display and trumping the HD7 as the WP phone with the largest screen size. The huge display certainly seems to be stretching the boundary between phone and mini-tablet, and it remains to be seen whether anyone would actually be comfortable using such a large device. Dell’s Streak had also raised similar concerns as it had a 5 inch display which many users reported as too bulky unless you had large hands.
The phone will also come with a 1.5 GHz processor (single core only), an 8 MP AF camera with dual LED Flash, DLNA support, 720p video mode, 16 GB of inbuilt storage and the usual smattering of connectivity options like Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi. It also features a relatively large 1650 mAh battery, though it is doubtful it will last long considering the super sized screen it has to power as well as the high power processor. The specs list, though, impressive, is still lacking in a number of respects. The RAM is only 512 MB, which is below par considering flagship devices these days ship with at least 1 GB of RAM. The bluetooth radio is also only v2.1 compliant, whereas most latest devices are coming with v3.0.
HTC is expected to release the Eternity with at least the Mango 7.1 update, which is the latest version of the Windows Phone OS, promising over 500 new features in media, social integration, messaging, camera etc. One of the most awaited of these is support for a front facing camera, which the Eternity also comes with. A release date and pricing has not been revealed yet by HTC, since this was not an official release.
4.7″ Seriously, bigger isn’t necessarily better in the mobile phone department. There has got to be a goddamn limit. F-ing stop this ridiculous sh-t already…it is really getting out of control. I mean, why don’t we build a phone the size of an iPad and call it a day?! STUPID!!!!
People want functionality, and functionality takes up screen real-estate. PS, I still have a basic phone that does nothing fancy because that’s how I like it.