It’s always tricky to spot a fake online – whether we’re talking people, businesses or hardware it is always best to go with your gut instinct.
So it’s not looking too good for a recent “leak” that claims the following specs for the soon-to-be-revealed (at next month’s Mobile World Congress event) HTC Flyer:
* 7-inch screen at 1024×600
* A Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor
* HDMI and DLNA for media streaming
* 5 MP rear camera with flash, 1.3MP front camera.
* GSM radios with 14.4 HSUPA/5.76HSDPA.
I’m pretty sure I’ve got a phone like that lying around somewhere…
It’s a fair bet that if HTC were currently planning on releasing a tablet with these particular specs, it would be likely be pitched as a budget alternative to some of the rival tablets. While there is no chance that a tablet based on the Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor wouldn’t run too well under Android 3.0 Honeycomb, it does feel a little frugal.
On a plus side the camera looks like it could be useful with the right firmware and the CPU will afford long battery life and some stunning high definition in 720p or 1080p.
So, the question is, are these specs – while put up against budget devices running with Nvidia Tegra CPUs – fake or real?