The Mobile World Congress is right around the corner (David an I are packing our bags as we speak), and HTC decided to tease us ahead of time with a picture of a phone outline and a number 5. They didn't have to spend much on making that one - this is literally the simplest and least interesting teaser I've seen in a while (did you get a bunch of new interns recently?):


Since HTC doesn't want to make it fun, we decided to give it a go ourselves:

  • MWC starts in 5 days.
  • Could it be a 5" HTC phone?
  • Are they talking about HTC One V (Roman for 5)?
  • 5 new devices?
  • 5 cores (Tegra 3 has 4+1)? - thanks Harkison
  • The rate at which HTC's stock price is falling?
  • 5G?
  • 5 hours of battery life?
  • 5 months behind the hardware curve?
  • 5 fruity flavors?

Alright, we tried. Now it's your turn - leave your own captions in the comments, and let's see if we can crack some smiles on as many faces as possible this morning.

Source: HTC on Facebook

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  • Ben

    5 cores in the Tegra 3 in the One X?

  • https://plus.google.com/106510684561971032242/ Lewis P

    Today - 5.
    Tomorrow - 4.
    Friday - 3.

    You get the idea. Counting down until Press Day, and every day up to it on their Twitter, they'll give another bit of information about it.

    Well, that's how I'm seeing it.

  • Steven

    4G is 2011. We're running on 5G now.

  • Jesse Coddington

    The number of minutes it'll take you to realize that Sense 4.0 ruins ICS

    • Sam

      Number of minutes before someone says Sense ruins ICS.

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        More like seconds. Amirite?

        • Sam

          LOL.. yea.. you are right!

          5 secs - 5 minutes is the range.

  • http://www.torikomix.pl Tori

    Caption: We'll announce 5 new devices at MWC. And it's only February!

    • ian

      I like this, this makes the most Sense. That's what they did last year too, the Desire S, Incredible S, Wildfire S, possibly a tablet to go along, and then their flagship. (Last year, the Sensation had its own event, so maybe HTC consolidated it with the new class.

      • http://prodigy.jigsoar.com/ Ian

        "...this makes the most Sense..."

        HAH! I see what you did there.

      • Tee

        Perhaps they'll release Desire 5, Incredible 5, Wildfire 5 and so on this year?

  • Sam

    5" phone or 5 day countdown.

    5" phone could be possible to compete Samsung.

  • Jay

    Android 5.0 Jelly Bean

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Yeah, right.

    • Amar Takniki

      This did bring a smile on my face :)

  • James Hayabusa

    "Oh, Lord, bless this thy hand grenade that with it thou mayest blow thy enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy."...

    ..."Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shalt be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out."

    • sriracha

      lol. 1..2..5!

      glad to see another fan. :)

      • James Hayabusa

        LOL indeed... it's my favorite comedy still.

        You probably wrote that as I added the same bit down below. I did it cause I thought maybe nobody would get it unless I added that. LOL good to see a couple did.

      • http://prodigy.jigsoar.com/ Ian

        Out of curiousity, does anyone know the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

        Also, I've always been curious as to whether an African swallow actually could carry a Coconut.

        • James Hayabusa

          RE: the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow: African or European?

  • http://portablepirates.com marc

    when i see 5 all i can think of is 5 shitty smartphone they gonna release in the next 5 months :(
    still rocking a sensation and a G note.

    my sensation 4G is running ICS

    i wont buy any HTC crap unless they work on build quality and stuff

  • Ben
    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Amen to that.

    • Dan

      Yes, this would be a step forward...

  • John J

    Hopefully that phone outline is old, it still has room for capacitive buttons on the bottom.

  • James Hayabusa

    ARTHUR: Right! One... two... five!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii


  • sedjal

    sense 5.0 !!(maybe)

  • John

    Its a $5 phone.... unlocked :)

    or its an HD5

  • Buckii

    A pack of "5" gum with every phone and 5 new phones every 5 months... Lol

  • Falconator

    5 HTC Most Wanted updates?

    Something happening in May?

  • Perry Ahern

    Johnny-5 is alive!

  • panha

    I think ... maybe new screen size... 5'

  • Baris Uraz

    It can be Android 4.0.5 Ice Cream sandwich
    ICS 4.0.5

  • ChumbleSpuzz

    Five… Five Dollar… Five Dollar Footlooooong

  • bhaskar

    Support for ios5???

  • rugarth-android-man

    LOL at the AP guesses... 5 hours battery life... 5 new devices... :D

    Knowing HTC's history I guess it would be the latter...

    For now I'm goin' to get a GNexus!

    • omnom

      you do know that samsung releases more smartphone right? They're released more than 5 in the past 2 weeks -.-"

  • Anthony

    5 patent infringements they'll get sued by apple for.

    • Falconator

      That's the winning comment. I'm seriously laughing hard for this one.

  • Eric

    It's obvious that some exec working on the movie Fast Five used some HTC device and now they're releasing. Isn't it?

  • http://krunchtech.com Nick DeSousa

    1. Only 5 bugs this time guys!

    2. Only 5 Benjamin's this time guys!

    3. Only 5 months until we release it!
    (Bonus) And 5 years until we unlock the bootloader!

    4. Worlds first 5D phone. Traverse time and space and go back to a time when HTC was innovative.

  • Ryan

    1: Evo4g
    2: Evo Shift
    3: Evo View
    4: Evo3d


    • Dan

      ya know, shoving my evo 4g onto the screen, over the pic, it is the same size... but my screen is bigger than the pic's.

    • Zachary Jacob Zblewski

      EVO Design was the 5th EVO.

  • Ryan B

    The number of people that will be excited over Sense over top of ICS

  • James

    5 months until we give up on Android and switch to Windows Mobile.

  • http://www.peanutbrittlesatellite.com Shawn

    The number of hits upside the head it takes to cause a concussion with their new brick of a phone.

  • arunasena

    5 months before unlocking bootloader is made available

  • cody

    I love the article about all the things 5 could mean made me lulz

  • rockingmyevo3d

    Former Evo 4g and Evo 3d owner. Loving my Galaxy Nexus the best device on the market. Nobody rolled as strong as i did with HTC. Now i roll with SAMSUNG plain and simple htc needs to seriously STEP THAT GAME UP..

    • calvin

      Please update your profile name *sigh*

  • Scott

    Obviously Subway and HTC have partnered up to promote a deal that when you purchase their device, you will get free $5 dollars foot-longs for for 3 months before they release the same device again with a new color or small extra addition.

  • calvin


  • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Aaron

    I smell a TI OMAP 5.