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HTC just announced via Twitter that the Sensation is a go - posting pictures on its Facebook page of the device at various seductive angles, as well as this video:

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Did we mention it's coming to T-Mobile? And it'll be sporting an HSPA+ radio to take advantage of T-Mobile's 4G network. Unfortunately, it won't be available until this summer.

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Earlier, Mobile Bulgaria (which, as of this writing, is down) stumbled upon a Vodafone product page for HTC's upcoming dual-core Android handset, the Sensation (aka the Pyramid). Availability for Europe and Asia will be throughout Q2 - no exact dates have been announced. Vodafone remains the only official European carrier for the device at this point.

What's the Sensation got in store?

  • 4.3" SLCD qHD display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 8MP rear camera (1080p video capture), 1.2MP front camera
  • Dual LED flash
  • 1520maH battery
  • 768MB RAM, 1GB internal memory (yikes, this is what a spec sheet picture says, we've also heard a 4GB number)
  • HTC Sense 3.0 (yes, another new Sense UI)
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Now, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread is a bit of an extrapolation, but given the new version of Sense UI (3.0), it seems a safe assumption at this point. A member at the Modaco forums also has apparently confirmed that the device is running Android 2.3.3, so take that for what it's worth.

And now for the narration-less videos, also leaked by Mobile Bulgaria:

T-Mobile, Facebook, Mobile Bulgaria via Engadget

David Ruddock
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  • R

    No NFC in the phone?

    • David Ruddock

      Apparently not.

  • Nick

    While i agree that Android 2.3 is highly likely, sense has had a black notification bar since day one.

    • David Ruddock

      Shows how often I use Sense UI phones. Fixed.

  • larry

    i believe tmobile tweeted it would only be 14mbps, which is fine really. but i thought this phone was supposed to have extra precautions from htc to keep it from getting rooted?

    • Eric

      Sadly it probably will. Considering the modding community behind HTC phones, lets hope they can crack what HTC throws at them.

  • http://www.boundlesstechnical.com/ Christina

    Seems like a very impressive phone. Wish it was coming to Verizon, but kudos to T-mobile.

  • http://robert.aitchison.org Robert Aitchison

    Interesting, surprised not to see an HDMI port I was hoping that was becoming standard.

    Curious about the security measures used to lock down the device, HTC has becoming more like Motorola recently and I fear it won't be long until they release a phone that can't run custom ROMs.

    I would expect that it will support AT&T's 3G bands to make it work on something other than Edge once the merger is approved.

  • Chris

    Very nice specs, although it's missing some of the up-and-coming features like HDMI and NFC. First phone in a while that I may consider getting, but I really hope it gets rooted and CM support. Given its seeming flagship phone status, I would imagine that's not too unlikely.

  • Scott

    According to HTC it does have HDMI "micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection"

  • RomeSC

    Hey HTC, blame AT&T for why I won't buy this wonderful device that I have been waiting for for months. Can't drop a cent on a device that will become bricked in a year...

  • http://androidjet.com Android Jet

    Amazing, 1.2 GHz Dual core CPU, that's a pc.

  • marshall

    watching that video made my heart skip a beat and even if it does get bricked in a year it will be the happiest year of my cell phone owning life lol

  • Noel

    One of them has my name on it...just wish it was a vanilla Android device. Even though i am hoping the merger deal doesn't get approved..to be on the safe side hope they include Att 3G or HSPA+ bands. If thats not the case and the deal goes thru...then even though it isn't my prefered option..Simple Mobile has the same 3G/4G bands as Tmo and they carry unlimited plans (voice,txt n data) for $60. I also wish the phone will come unlocked or at least HTC/Tmo will give the unlock codes to those who purchase the device if the deal is approved. My gut feeling tells me the deal will not be approved and competition and innovation will rule the day. If Att needs more spectrum for their LTE...FCC is trying to auction some spectrum...they should spend some of those billions to buy that. Leave Tmo alone...i am sure the 34 million plus customers who don't want to be nickel n dimed want it that way.

  • myrthaange

    Fais moi CA voir si c'est posible de voir mes amis