HTC Snap On T-mobile Without Inner Circle?

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So we’ve done a little bouncing back and forth on this one, its probably going to come, it wasn’t announced for T-mobile, then it shows up in a release calendar. Further confirming the release as seen from the release calendar, a leaked ROM that has all sorts of details and goodies linking back to T-mobile USA has surfaced. Of course given the fact that this is billed as the successor to the Dash, we all had expectations that it would eventually show up on the big magenta anyway.

Engadget also goes on to say that the ROM while T-mobile referenced, is missing a key feature, Inner Circle. Inner Circle as defined by Engadget is “HTC’s software tweak that lets you selectively filter out emails from anyone not on your whitelist.” What exactly is the whitelist you ask? Good question! Whitelist according to Wikipedia! According to the Engadget article however, its a big puzzle as to why T-mobile might request this feature removed as it appears to have no effect on carrier revenue. Regardless this whole article removal rests solely in the rumor category for now though, so please keep in mind, Inner Circle and whatever it does may still find its way to Magenta in the future. 

So what was found in that leaked rom: 

  • Internal codename for T-mobile is “Captain” (akaMaple aka Snap aka Dash 3g)
  • Model number for HTC is S522
  • The much hyped “Inner Circle” files are not in the shipping ROM (!)
  • A new feature…lets you send an Audio Postcard to your contacts, You take a picture from the camera, the camera will then give you a selection of boarders you can add to it. From there you can add a 60 second audio clip the the picture. And send it to either an email or a MMS account.”

Engadget Via WMExperts

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  • Steve Gavrilles

    I wouldn’t worry about them not including it. Upon it’s release, you can almost guarantee there will be an inner_circle.cab file up on xda-developers.com. This sort of thing happens all the time, htc releases a rom > carrier removes awesome feature > xda gives back aforementioned feature.

    So as I said, I wouldn’t consider that a deal breaker. :-)

  • J

    The inner circle is likely being left out due to some current or upcoming features duplicated by myfaves software.

  • J

    The leaving out of this inner circle stuff may have to do with current or future myfaves enhancements. It likely duplicates features

  • paul

    i’ll tell you why it’s left out: because TMo installs their own email client on all their phones. Take a look at the SE TM506 – instead of the native SE email client, TMo integrated their own (which, btw, I find to be inferior). Oh well. Unbranded and unlocked phones remain the way to go, and btw, I can guarantee you this is exactly why TMo turned down the iPhone, because Apple wouldn’t let them load it up with all the branded crap.

  • AT&T-Mobile

    The snap should be a great phone for those who text and email a lot, so I’m happy to see it coming to tmobile :)

  • freeQwnC

    The device does not look that “fugly” anymore :)

  • B

    It definitely looks MUCH better than that first picture, and although I’m not getting it, I think it would be silly to remove the Inner Circle feature.

  • Annon

    inner circle is company lingo for tmobile employees where we get most of our incentives….lol.

  • mingkee

    @paul
    the original SE email client is pretty powerful, it even can pull military email
    the phone should come in low price, it’s taking pre-order from expansys/mobileplanet

  • Mlarson0909

    still only has a 2.0 megapixel camera. my memoir has 8??