HTC Pyramid Shows Up In European Inventory System, Proves Existence

The HTC Pyramid may already be one of the most desired Android phones and all we know about it is a name. If you are looking for further proof that the HTC Pyramid exists however, look no further than this screen shot acquired by the folks at FoneArena. Reported to be a screen shot of the Vodafone Germany inventory system, there is quite the list of rumored and unknown devices abound here.

For T-Mobile fans, the most relevant is of course the HTC Pyramid and while it’s more than a stretch to say that this screenshot proves a T-Mobile model is incoming, we do believe that is the case. Still, this brings us one step closer to uncovering what exactly the HTC Pyramid is and with Mobile World Congress just days away, perhaps we’ll know more sooner than we think!

FoneArena via Engadget

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  • donnyc

    Cautiously Optimistic.

    • trife

      Ditto.

      My fingers are crossed, yet in the back of my head I’m remembering all the other times I’ve been let down by Magenta.

      • frigadroid

        Exactly what if europe gets the pyramid and we get the sphinx aka stinks no dual core 4g something missing. I’m hoping for the best but I know after all these years with t mobile it usually is a let down when you get your hopes up for the latest and greatest hardware.

      • donnyc

        I’m really hoping that Humm the new CEO changes some of that. The company seems to be moving in a better direction lately but still….

        Anyway this phone would be amazing if these alleged specs were true. Only time will tell, I’ll be waiting for some more concrete news on this.

  • Big Jake

    Looking real good Dave, keep up the great work home/ much appreciative over here

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucas-LeCompte/47912789 Lucas LeCompte

    i really hope this comes state side soon so that way i can officially leave Verizon and get on Tmo!

  • http://twitter.com/MannyC_ Emanuel Cedeno

    im kind of confused… i thought you guys already knew that the htc pyramid is a supersmart phone headed to Tmo. I dont get how the source can know all of this

  • Youngt82

    Bring it on htc. We need this phone now! :)

  • http://twitter.com/GJMurray Garry

    will this phone have ffc? If so my myTouch 4G is as good as gone!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

      I’m sure this is a worthy upgrade but not necessary yet.. I mean it’s Dual-core.. has an 8 megapixel camera.. and if it runs normal Sense or Stock I don’t think you can beat that… at least that’ll this year’s specs to have.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EVYBM3M5N4KOCHH3RVVA3ZLI7Q Mark

    So…. No LG (the dual-cored one forgot its nickname) but this instead? Okay. I’m happy as long as T-mo gets some dual-core love =D

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

      Optimus 2x?
      I think you should be happy it’s a perfect storm.. HTC + Dual-core + [HSPA+] (4G) + 8 Megapixel Camera = Ftw

  • Nexus Eddie

    I wonder how long these dual cores are going to last on the cheap batteries that HTC chooses for their phones. I’m happy with my Hummingbird, its fast and can handle anything the Android Market throws at it. No need for a DC. Ill wait till DCs get optimized before getting all hyped up :p

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

      I don’t think it’s necessarily a cheap battery.. unless you mean low rating (i.e. Inspire’s 1100 mAh).. then yes; they do tend to make it lower rating when they keep trying to make the device thinner.. can’t compete with Samsung in making thinness with good battery life.

      • Nexus Eddie

        Not only talking about the mAh but the quality of HTCs batteries are bad. My Nexus One’s battery crapped out in 4 months and lets not start with my G1. Samsung and Sony Ericsson use excellent batteries.

        • Anonymous

          Coincidence. I’ve never had a problem. Over at XDA they have done tons of battery testing and they show that HTC always out performs after market batteries. I am not going to judge Samsung or Sony Ericsson because I’ve never owned any phones from them.

    • Anonymous

      From my experiences so far, four of my previous hTC devices had pretty decent batteries IMO (OG Shadow, TyTnII, TP2, HD2). I’m currently using my HD2 for most of the day from a full charge with moderate use. I will say that the Vibrant that my brother in law has is always running low on batteries it seems.

      My old BJII from Samsung was a beast in terms of battery life though. Not exactly comparable to the current generation of phones but nonetheless, a great phone + battery.

      YMMV.

  • Phastwire

    Hope it comes in by April or it will be forgotten by June, everyone knows what phone comes out every June.

    • CarpeNoctem

      I guess I’m not part of the hip crowd lol What phone comes out every June? I got stuck with my POS Cliq XT when my G1 had a software issue right after it was dubbed EOL, so I was thinking about getting the Nexus S.

      • Anonymous

        The Iphone. Who cares though. It’s not on tmobile and it’s stupid to get something unlocked and use on edge. It was kind of an irrelevant post on that person’s part.

        • http://www.facebook.com/j.contreras2172 Juan Carlos Contreras

          Edge…get with the times man! T-Mobile has the fastest network at this moment. I personally have a Nexus S on T-Mobile and I have never experienced edge on it. Say all you want but, my Nexus S will have the latest Android OS every time and I will not have too wine about it on TMO, XDA or any other android site for that matter!

        • chris

          ummm. maybe you should read the post clearly first.

        • http://www.facebook.com/j.contreras2172 Juan Carlos Contreras

          Oops my bad! I was late at night.

        • Phastwire

          Well, I’ve been running Adndroid on my HD2 for awhile now and just waiting for T-mobile to introduce the next “super” phone(Pyramind?, Optimus 2X?, or S2?) running android. IMO, for a phone to compete against the June(i) Phone it must be released 2 months before or after June to catch consumer interest.

      • Nexus Eddie

        Get the Nexus S. You’ll never regret it (and if you do just take it back) its fast and don’t have to deal with all the crapware :) . When the iCraPhone comes out this June you’ll be sporting the new version on Android (Ice Cream Sandwich). The Nexus series holds better resell value, I sold my buggy Nexus One on eBay for $355! And got me the Nexus S, Not bad.

      • Anonymous

        I went from the CLIQXT to the MyTouch 4G and I would highly recommend that switch.

      • Andr0d

        I went from cliq xt to nexus S. best decision I eve made

  • Anonymous

    not too big on 4.3inch screen phones…. but if this has good ol’ Sense UI (without the espresso) then i may be interested.

    currently using myTouch 4g.

  • Rensack

    OMG! Only means one thing. We are going to get the strip down version of this phone. ( in US )

  • Anonymous

    I gotta be honest… I’m not that thrilled about dual core. I can’t imagine my MyTouch 4g going any faster to make a difference. I’ve never had lag. Had tons of apps open doing whatever and no problems. If you snap your fingers you are not going to be able to tell if you did it any faster than the time before. The one plus, however, are the new chips that allow 1080p recording and playback as well as the higher mp camera. I don’t use the camera that often but it’s nice to have. I’d rather have a top notch camera lens at 5mp than an 8mp pos though. I’ll probably hang on to my Mytouch until there is a really a huge hardware advance out there like NFC when it’s widely available or a higher mp ffc.

  • Anonymous

    I gotta be honest… I’m not that thrilled about dual core. I can’t imagine my MyTouch 4g going any faster to make a difference. I’ve never had lag. Had tons of apps open doing whatever and no problems. If you snap your fingers you are not going to be able to tell if you did it any faster than the time before. The one plus, however, are the new chips that allow 1080p recording and playback as well as the higher mp camera. I don’t use the camera that often but it’s nice to have. I’d rather have a top notch camera lens at 5mp than an 8mp pos though. I’ll probably hang on to my Mytouch until there is a really a huge hardware advance out there like NFC when it’s widely available or a higher mp ffc.

    • Nexus Eddie

      Ah finally someone else gets it! I mean come on people want record 1080p for what? Open Angry birds in .2 seconds? My Nexus is able to multitask without a hiccup (and other phones of same caliber)

      • AndroidLurker

        Sorry that innovation and a step into the future isn’t what you want but most people would like these things. Dual-Core helps battery life and overall makes mobile gaming smoother. Sure it doesn’t really improve how fast you open an app but it sure does help for those intense games and I would love to play a good game. Quad-Core is in the works by NVIDIA right now and is expected to come out by the end of the year, and will probably be in the Nexus M (Nexus Motorola?) which isn’t real what so ever but I’m pretty sure it’ll happen.

        • Guest

          Last Time I checked dual core hurts battery life

        • Farhan

          Check again.

  • Crazythunder1968

    i knew it. in the back of my head i had a suspicion we’d be hearing about europe. and lo and behold. this is simply too good to be true for tmo usa. if it did happen,i’d pay top dollar. but cmon, we’ve all grown to be used to getting let down by tmo and any chance of getting an elite phone. i feel like beavis everytime i see other carriers phones…”we’re NEVER gonna score,we’re NEVER gonna score,we’re NEVER gonna score!

  • Crazythunder1968

    i knew it. in the back of my head i had a suspicion we’d be hearing about europe. and lo and behold. this is simply too good to be true for tmo usa. if it did happen,i’d pay top dollar. but cmon, we’ve all grown to be used to getting let down by tmo and any chance of getting an elite phone. i feel like beavis everytime i see other carriers phones…”we’re NEVER gonna score,we’re NEVER gonna score,we’re NEVER gonna score!

  • Rell

    I don’t think people have notice but the U.S. consumers are getting the most advance phones. Europe is now behind us. Asia is the only place that is pushing further than us. So be happy now. Also please with the t-mobile never gets things it’s tiring and boring. Also stop complaing about Sprint has it and Verizon has it why can’t we. Stop being jelious that’s a weak trait. If you want it so bad get it. Now I will complain about why the mass consumer has to deal getting things that a few techines want. For instance the 3mm jack know one except geeks cared. Seriously just shut up. If any company listens to any of you they would go bankrupt. I will admit I’m a Tech-Geek but I don’t think the world has to listen to every thing I want over a majorty who will buy more.

    • Crazythunder1968

      if your spelling skills equal your wit, i feel sorry for you.

      • Guest

        shut up!!

    • frigadroid

      Stop your whining about other people whining do you see how foolish that sounds?

    • Marcel

      Why should we be behind the US?

  • Anonymous

    HTC pyramid = new foot in the door dual core 4.3″ tech demo? With outdated desire HD styling?

    First thing first

    How’s the screen?
    -Hope it’s some newer LCD technology, because super amoled2 is around the corner… And NOTHING beats those super amoled black levels… Which I found EXTREMELY important. It just changes your perception when looking at the screen. Deep dark blacks makes everything pop out more 3Dish. Also GINGERBREAD is now darker toned.

    Software?
    -hopefully stock gingerbread? If it has expresso like the Mytouch 4g.. Then no way. Mytouch 4g U.I looks horrid. Cheesy and just plain ugly.

    It comes down to screen and software. If it doesn’t have the best screen or stock software, it’s a deal breaker. Don’t care if it’s quad core.

    Build quality better be good as expected from HTC.
    -No cheap chrome on there. Minimal and consistent. And Please no more desire HD style. Something new and understated sleek. Just no more desire stuff.

    Will this happen? Probably not.
    -Most likely it will be just a new dual core tech demo phone with desire HD styling. Meh. And htc sense U.I. Or worse expresso. This dual core tech demo might just be a foot in the door for those desperate 4.3″+ screen lovers. Hd7 anyone?

    A better choice would be a truely THIN phone, with a super amoled 2 screen.. Summertime Samsung Galaxy S 2 with dual core Orion, 4.5″ super amoled 2 screen and its going to be the thinnest phone out there.

    I have a G2 and Nexus S smokes G2… Despite the typical samsung plastic back on Nexus S vs G2 having more solid/metal materials….

    Still early to say, my last 2 phones are HTC G1/G2. And htc is good but I love the samsung nexus s understated style/blank curved front. And super amoled…..

  • Anonymous

    At the moment running Gingerbread on my HD2. About time that T-mo gets a phone that offers more.
    Finally a reason to upgrade?

    P.S. HTC, don’t screw up the battery capacity. Follow the Motorola Atrix lead…

    T-mizzle

  • Kendrickmercado

    Finally the evo phone we been for so long. That the phone im looking forward to upgrade and get rid of the vibrant dont get me wrong the vibrant is a decent phone but laggy sometimes.

  • joeek

    this humm guy has only been ceo for a couple of months, give him time geez

  • Phantomlord
    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      looks extremely promising love the specs but I really do wish they make it look different than every other htc 4.3″ phone out there. I did like it back in the day but its time to switch it up a bit.

    • Dale Murphy

      gorgeous phone. thanks for posting.

    • Anonymous

      after looking at those specs, there is no way in hell tmo here in the U.S is going to get this phone. if by a small chance we do end up getting this spectacular device, it will be a wash down version. i hope im wrong and we do end up getting this beast of a phone, hopefully.

    • PRANDROID

      no front face camera???? No internal memory?????

    • http://twitter.com/chriz1012 Christian Dominguez

      That’s an Inspire 4g dude lol

    • Bimmerz

      Here’s hoping your shared link is the Pyramid, the specs are nice! I guess time will tell…

    • Nardva

      This is the phone I’ve been waiting for T Mobile to get. These specs seem dead on with the rumors that have been floating around. I can’t wait to May. We need this phone in March.

    • phonegeek

      That would be the inspire for at&t, I believe the author used that picture as a reference and no one knows the exact specs for it

  • Lubbalots

    There’s just too many Android phones out there. Can these manufacturers make anything different. Gimme wp7 please!

    • Crazythunder1968

      i think that’s part of the problem. while i love choices, it seems like they’re spitting these phones out to fast. your 5-6 hundred dollar phone is outdated in 2-3 months. i think pc’s advance just slightly slower. this is why people get upset about not getting software updates on time. there are just too many variations out there. but,like i said,i like choices. and competition is good.

  • Anonymous

    just cause tmo in the uk is getting the phone doesnt mean we’re getting it here in the states.

    • ATL Guy

      Haha hope your wrong! :)
      Back when the Nexus came out the Desire was rumored to land in the US on T-Mobile but not.

  • Tmoisslow

    Some nice comments down there. Nexus Crazy Eddy is right. Why G2 or Nexus S whichever you have will more than be sufficient. The software for PC’s with dual cores took over a year to make a splash.

    I took the advise here and got myself a Clear modem and moved over to the G2 from my BB. Will report back. So far, the speed on the phone is better than the USB Rocket 2.0. 4-5M. I am happy for a phone; not a stick.

    BUT, to be fair; Clear will not give you that speed either. They promise 3-6 with spikes to 10. However, there is no 4G cap. Again, to be fair, I could have bought two sticks I guess and been good with 10G but that is insane.

    Now I have network redundancy. Will report back as to speeds etc. I know folks have perceived otherwise, but I am a Magenta guy; just do not like false advertising.

    It will be interesting to see what the lg tab looks like in real time. With my proposed set-up, I won’t need another data plan. OR I could go the Ipod touch VOIP option in June and have my iPhone and my G2!

    • Mo

      I have to disagree with one comment. “Why G2 or Nexus S whichever you have will more than be sufficient. The software for PC’s with dual cores took over a year to make a splash.” While the G2 and Nexus S and any current high-end phone thats available right now is sufficient for everyday use, I think the Dual-Cores would really revolutionize the gaming of cell phones. I love playing HIGH graphics games on-the-go, but I hate having to carry multiple devices. With the release of dual core phones, it will allow better games to come out. An example would be Dungeon Defenders running Unreal Engine. (Try playing that on NS or G2 and you will see that dual-cores are necessary.)

  • Anonymous

    Every post you insult and diss Mr. Humm (calling him a moron, saying he can “scuk balls” and now that he can go to hell).

    You say you are trying to get unmoderated yet in the same post you say that Humm can go to he-ll, this over a rumored handset that people know little about. What is driving you to the point that you can’t control your personal attacks against this person.

    Why are you stalking Philipp Humm? Your actions will bring consequences more grave than being moderated on TMoNews.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Gone is his comment.

  • Anonymous

    That beast will be mine. In other news, how do you get this web app to work?

  • Anonymous

    That beast will be mine. In other news, how do you get this web app to work?

  • Ghoff15

    I have to get this phone, this is the phone I have been waiting for…I hope the rumors are to be true…

  • Ghoff15

    I have to get this phone, this is the phone I have been waiting for…I hope the rumors are to be true…

  • ATL Guy

    Hope we get some Pyramid love here in the US!

  • T-Mobile iPhone 4G

    If only it said Apple instead of HTC and iPhone instead of Pyramid.

    • Bimmerz

      All in good time, as we don’t want the iPhone today – because it would mean getting an iPhone 4. With any luck, the iPhone 5 will have 4G/HSPA+ capabilities, and that’s more a long the lines of what Tmo would want (based on the Carly commercials).

      That being said, of course AT&T would get it 1st, and then hopefully with any luck, Tmo USA will get it for X-mas…? Here’s hoping anyways…

    • MT4G

      If TMo came out with a non-HSPA+ (3G only) iPhone, I’d buy it right away.

    • MT4G

      If TMo came out with a non-HSPA+ (3G only) iPhone, I’d buy it right away.

    • MT4G

      If TMo came out with a non-HSPA+ (3G only) iPhone, I’d buy it right away.

  • Anonymous

    I have a magazine article due in six days, so as usual I’ll post a rough draft here, to warm up my writing engines, so to speak. :)

    In light of all the people on TMoNews distressing over or debating which phone to buy, my bottom line is HOLD OFF buying anything until at least June-July. (That’s when Apple comes out with its annual iPhone product, so most manufacturers and carriers will by that time at least announce their hottest handsets.) If you can, ideally wait to see what phones will be announced for the holidays, 2011.

    There, I just saved you some big cash and bucket O’ misery. LOL.

    Here’s my argument and reasoning:

    No one should start EVEN THINKING about which superphone to buy until AFTER Mobile World Congress . That’s right, you shouldn’t even think about which phone to buy. Why? IMHO the phones debuting or that will be announced at MWC and a few months later will make current phones outdated. (Note: this time around the term “outdated” will be accurate, not the inappropriate, figurative, term posted in years past by drama queens and whiners, especially on TMoNews.)

    As I said in 2009, 2011 will be an exciting time for people who enjoy talking about wireless and owning the latest handsets. (Actually, in December 2009 I said: “The 2010 holiday season is going to be a wild ride for us on the consumer side. I predict next fall some superphones will have HDMI ports enabling a 1080p HD connection to huge flat panel monitors and 5.1 audio will connect to surround sound speakers.” )

    Most significant right now is that at MWC 2011 the ever-so-important keynotes will be given. IMHO the MWC keynotes are like “mini State of the Union” addresses where we will hear the good stuff from carrier and manufacturer titans.

    http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/conference/conference_overview.htm

    Additionally, there’s a huge number of vendors (apps, software, handsets) who will be displaying their wares. (And I’d like a few bags filled with conference swag, please.)

    http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/exhibition/whos_exhibiting.htm

    And best of all, there will be the MWC Forums, where clinically-diagnosed geeks will discuss topics in language I call “deep tech.” Truth be told, attendees and presenters are guys who have not been on a date since the junior prom, if that.

    http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/app_planet/forum_series.htm

    Personally, I am staying put in making a buying decision until Aug. to Sept. There’s just too much stuff coming to market between now and then. IMHO you, as well as I, will regret being a first adopter of the dual-core phones coming out of the chute in the next few months.

    The better move is to batten down the hatches, make do with what you have, pop some microwave popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show.

    As I said around this time last year, expect to see the top phones have these “minimum specs” to be considered competitive:

    Dual-core

    4G

    Displays equivalent to Samsung’s and Apple’s technology (IMHO Samsung and Apple make the best handset displays on the market).

    Bluetooth (high speed, low energy consumption).

    Mini HDMI port.

    3.0 micro USB port (transfer speeds 400 MB per second, 10X faster than current USB 2.0′s 60 MB per second).

    Dedicated GPU (graphics) (3D will still be a gimmick this year. And although it’s a cool technology, I don’t see 3D on phones becoming all that popular, unless it’s just an option on the handset, that one can choose to activate or turn on.)

    32 GB to 64 GB capacity microSD slot. (Note: I don’t think the lack of an microSD slot will catch on, at least not with the superphone geeks who buy based on specs.)

    8 to 16 GB internal memory.

    8 MP camera (5 MP will be considered outdated).

    1080p HD video recording and playback. Emphasis will not be to upload on to YouTube such videos, it will be to make “home movies” and play them full screen on one’s 42″ LCD HD TV. HDMI ports will be heavily advertised.

    Multi-tasking capability.

    Front Facing Camera

    Video chat and phone calls.

    Cloud computing. (Meaning most apps will NOT be installed on your handset. Most handset programs and applications will reside on the Net. Intentional Digressing: Microsoft is aggressively moving to cloud computing on its Windows Phone 7 platform. And Google has a diabolical plan to take over the mobile handset world with cloud computing. Cloud computing is a software company’s fantasy of world domination come true. Cloud computing basically ends software piracy and forces people to pay annual license fees.

    Bonus Comment: When I say “make do with what you have” that’s easy for me to say because I have an HD2 running Android 2.2, and a Vibrant with 2.2 and Adobe Flash 10.1

    I duly note that some people can’t wait because because they have been holding off for a long time already. That’s fine, the handsets debuting in the next few months are great and will make you happy (in spite of what some people in here say. But they are never satisfied about anything T-Mobile does or brings out).

    Doorbell ringing, have to run, no time to spell check. Pardon anyu errors.

    • Crazythunder1968

      imho, you say imho too much. jk. good read, but, you should know noone here is going to take that advice. we’re all gonna jump on the first dual core that arrives.

    • Bimmerz

      Nice writeup, and I agree with you. If at all possible, I plan to wait until at least this Fall/or holiday season before getting a 2nd phone. Thankfully I have my NS to hold me over for awhile, so there’s no major rush for me to run out and pounce on the 1st hot device that hits Tmo. In the meantime I’ll enjoy reading the reviews of all the 1st pounce’s – which will help me to decide on my next phone to get. :)

    • Bimmerz

      Nice writeup, and I agree with you. If at all possible, I plan to wait until at least this Fall/or holiday season before getting a 2nd phone. Thankfully I have my NS to hold me over for awhile, so there’s no major rush for me to run out and pounce on the 1st hot device that hits Tmo. In the meantime I’ll enjoy reading the reviews of all the 1st pounce’s – which will help me to decide on my next phone to get. :)

  • frigadroid

    No thanks I’m waiting for the 5g phone that Oz and Beiber are promoting. I hope we get it first! Lol

  • MIKEEEEE

    if vodafone has it why would t-mo USA get it? vodafone owns half of verizon wireless. i think a cdma version for big red will drop before we see it.

    besides, we all should have our bellies full of current devices and now have to wait for our contracts to mature again.

    the only thing i might stick my neck out for is a tablet with a whole bunch of bells and whistles.

  • MIKEEEEE

    if vodafone has it why would t-mo USA get it? vodafone owns half of verizon wireless. i think a cdma version for big red will drop before we see it.

    besides, we all should have our bellies full of current devices and now have to wait for our contracts to mature again.

    the only thing i might stick my neck out for is a tablet with a whole bunch of bells and whistles.

  • Lubbalots

    Tmo USA getting a high end phone? Good luck! If they’re getting any awesome new phone we’d all know it by now. Every other carrier has spilled the beans about their new devices except tmo which all we see is vibrant 4g and sidekick. Please, tmo USA can do better.

  • Lubbalots

    Tmo USA getting a high end phone? Good luck! If they’re getting any awesome new phone we’d all know it by now. Every other carrier has spilled the beans about their new devices except tmo which all we see is vibrant 4g and sidekick. Please, tmo USA can do better.

  • smc

    tmobile WHY WHY WHY DO YOU CONTINUE TO BE LAGGING BEHIND……….. I HAVE BEEN WITH YOU SINCE THE POWERTEL DAYS. FOR FLIPPIN CRYING OUT LOUD……… ADVERTISE. PRODUCT . SELECTION. WHY DO YOU CONTINUE TO WAIT???????????? RELEASE YOUR PRODUCT LINE…. SAMSUNG S2 . LG OPTIMUS 2X . HTC PYRAMID. YOU ARE GETTING SLAUGHTERED BY EVERYONE.