HTC Blackstone / HTC Touch HD – More details

HTC Blackstone / HTC Touch HD   More details Last month we told you about a mysterious new device called the HTC Blackstone. There were rumours of a 3.7″ screen and VGA screen and now we can reveal that yes, the Blackstone is real. The HTC Blackstone is the device shown today as the HTC Touch HD.

We’ve now got further information on this puppy, and we’re trying hard not to say, “HTC Diamond in an iPhone casing” at any point. Although there’s no internal memory it does have a microSD card slot and there’s that uprated 5 megapixel camera, bigger battery and 3.5mm jack. There’s also more ROM/RAM and a tweaked screen resolution, but other than that we’re getting GPS, Bluetooth A2DP, WiFi, FM Radio and we’re hearing of that tilt sensor too. We’re being told that you should imagine a device which is the same size as the iPhone but in black, with a larger screen and minimalistic controls. TouchFlo 3D is on board, although it has had some small tweaks due to the screen size. The WVGA screen is a stunner.

This will be announced some time in October, going on sale soon after that.

Update – Even more specs below. Looks like Opera 9.5 will be on board too..

Pictures – The following specs were taken from this xda-developers thread

Expected-Release : December, 2008

Dimensions (WxHxD) : 62.8 x 115 x 12 mm (2.5 x 4.5 x 0.5 inches)

Operating System : Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

CPU : Qualcomm MSM7201A

CPU_Clock : 528 MHz

CPU-Core: ARM1136EJ-S

Instruction:Set: ARMv6

ROM:capacity : 512 MiB, including 327.15MiB user-accessible

RAM_capacity : 288 MiB

Display : 16 bit/pixel (65,536 scales)

Display : 4 ” (101 mm)

Display Resolution : 480 x 800 (384000 pixels)

Audio Output : 3.5mm plug

Networks : GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS900, UMTS2100


Expansion : microSD, microSDHC, TransFlash, SDIO

Supports High Capacity (SD 2.0/HC) memory cards with capacity of up to 32GB

USB : USB 2.0 client, Hi-Speed (480Mbit/s)

Bluetooth : Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate

WiFi : Wi-Fi (802.11b / 802.11g) 54 Mbit/s

Other : FM radio (87.5-108MHz) with RDS radio receiver

GPS : Internal antenna

GPS Protocol : NMEA 0183

GPS Services : Assisted GPS, QuickGPS

Camera Resolution : 2560 x1920 pixels (4.92MP)

Autofocus (AF) : Supported

Optical-Zoom : 1 x

Macro Mode : Not supported

Built-in+Flash : Not supported

Camcorder : 320×240 pixels, 30frame/sec

Secondary Camera Resolution : 640×480 pixels (0.31MP)

Battery Life : 8 hours

Battery Capacity : 1350 mAh

Averege Current : 169 mA

Built-in accelerometer : Supported