The HTC Pyramid Will Be A T-Mobile 4.3? Dual-Core Android Phone

Sometimes a rumor comes along that is just to good to pass up running, even so it’s still very much just a rumor without much to back it up.  Uncovering details on the upcoming HTC “Pyramid,” went a little smoother when I did a little asking around and discovered our friends at Androidandme had also heard the same story, albeit from a separate source. While uncovering the codename was slightly easier than uncovering the details for so many of you, a 4.3″ Android phone is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Thankfully the folks at Androidandme were able to uncover some details and we can say that we expect a 1.2 Ghz dual-core, 4.3″ qHD screen, 4G capable Android phone that should please all T-Mobile Android fans who have been waiting, wishing and hoping for a larger screen. Other than this small amount of info we’re short on details, specs and at this time, we’re running with a late Q2 launch date.

So while I can’t say anything else about this phone, we know it’s going to be something worth keeping an eye on. While we know “Pyramid” isn’t the final product name, for now it’s what we’re going on with this mysterious Android device that will finally give the T-Mobile faithful the 4.3″ Android phone they have been waiting for.

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  • Cybersedan

    14.4 Mbps or 21 Mbps, I really don’t care either way, this will be my upgrade from MT4G, been waiting for a super fast processor with 4.3Inch screen Android from T-Mo, and from HTC even better.

    You know, there comes a point when faster download speed may sound better, but really does it make or break 1 device… I have a 15Mbps connection at home, I run 5 computers (one for online gaming), 4 mobile phones using UMA calling, an xbox, stream Netflix regularly, one dedicated VoIP line and not a hiccup. Where does the speed race stop? Ok I know it doesn’t, but because 21 is faster than 14.4 doesn’t mean 14.4 all of a sudden isn’t fast anymore.

  • Cybersedan

    14.4 Mbps or 21 Mbps, I really don’t care either way, this will be my upgrade from MT4G, been waiting for a super fast processor with 4.3Inch screen Android from T-Mo, and from HTC even better.

    You know, there comes a point when faster download speed may sound better, but really does it make or break 1 device… I have a 15Mbps connection at home, I run 5 computers (one for online gaming), 4 mobile phones using UMA calling, an xbox, stream Netflix regularly, one dedicated VoIP line and not a hiccup. Where does the speed race stop? Ok I know it doesn’t, but because 21 is faster than 14.4 doesn’t mean 14.4 all of a sudden isn’t fast anymore.

    • tmofan2006

      it should be 42Mbps about time this phone hits the market

    • Anonymous

      No PS3? Shameful.

      • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

        Well I don’t blame him with the way Sony is treating the Ps3 all of these constant unneeded security updates just because of a couple of hackers allowing homebrew on their devices. Sony is acting like its their console even though people drop a good amount of money on it.

    • Anonymous

      Well said. I personally would be happy with maxed out regular 3G speeds on something like a Vibrant. 5+ consistent Mbits/sec on a phone is enough to accomplish any damn thing smoothly.

      • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

        Vibrant maxes out at 7.2mbps as weell as other non-hspa+ devices

      • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

        Vibrant maxes out at 7.2mbps as weell as other non-hspa+ devices

      • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

        Vibrant maxes out at 7.2mbps as weell as other non-hspa+ devices

    • mmeyer4663

      Pyramid will be 14.4 theoretical max due to the chip:
      MSM8260 support for HSPA+ networks – up to 14 Mbps downloads and 5.6 Mbps uploads – as well as GSM, GPRS and EDGE

  • Anonymous

    I want it NOW!!!

  • Anonymous

    Sounds hot. Can we get a Motorola superphone though? I much prefer their antenna/radio performance.

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

      It’s not likely that we’ll get a Motorola Superphone.. and you’d probably chug along slowly with updates since it’s not a superphone and not-support by Verizon.. this is coming from a Cliq user.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      Nope switch to Verizon for that because Moto is in love with them.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      Nope switch to Verizon for that because Moto is in love with them.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      Nope switch to Verizon for that because Moto is in love with them.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds hot. Can we get a Motorola superphone though? I much prefer their antenna/radio performance.

  • http://www.symbiosis60.com Maciek

    I just pray that it’s not going to be crippled with HTC or worse… My Touch skin and instead will be a pure Google phone.

  • Pocket Friendly

    make it have a 3.7 inch screen and i’ll take one.

    • http://twitter.com/Tito_1 Felipe Zamora

      Get a G2, or a MyTouch 4G. . ..

      This phone if it released, is about pleasing the people who wanted big screens!

      • Pocket Friendly

        but they’re not dual core and don’t have hspa+ (just hsdpa 14.4).

  • twoscoops

    its coming out late 2q huh… looks like they finally stepped it up to compete with the new iphone coming out right around june…that’s why there leaking this out so early because they don’t want there customers going to verizon! bout time t-mobile can’t wait for the phone!

  • http://twitter.com/Dannyp78744 Danny Perez

    OMG!!!!!!!!! This is the one after my dream phone!!!

  • AM123

    Thank you LORD!!!! It’s about time!!! I don’t care if it has Htc Sense or is Pure Google as long as it’s not the mytouch skin. I just signed a two year contract (with the 9780) but you best believe I will be buying this one up right!

  • Mr Tibbs

    SO f n what until it says iPhone who cares

    • frigadroid

      1 People like me who are sorry they bought a vibrant and would like to go back to htc.
      2 People with big hands & old eyes who can’t work with that tiny apple screen.
      3 Lots of people who have been waiting for an android big boy but are to loyal to jump from t-mobile
      4…

      • Jeff

        The 4 is for people that aren’t stupid enough to by an iPhone.

        Go troll somewhere else iCrap fanboy!

        • Jeff

          Silly me… I hit the wrong reply button, But I think it was clear who my last comment was directed at. :)

    • frigadroid

      1 People like me who are sorry they bought a vibrant and would like to go back to htc.
      2 People with big hands & old eyes who can’t work with that tiny apple screen.
      3 Lots of people who have been waiting for an android big boy but are to loyal to jump from t-mobile
      4…

    • frigadroid

      1 People like me who are sorry they bought a vibrant and would like to go back to htc.
      2 People with big hands & old eyes who can’t work with that tiny apple screen.
      3 Lots of people who have been waiting for an android big boy but are to loyal to jump from t-mobile
      4…

    • frigadroid

      1 People like me who are sorry they bought a vibrant and would like to go back to htc.
      2 People with big hands & old eyes who can’t work with that tiny apple screen.
      3 Lots of people who have been waiting for an android big boy but are to loyal to jump from t-mobile
      4…

  • Nexus Eddie

    Finally! Thank you HTC! But it’ll take something really great to give up my Nexus S.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      Ohhh yes agreed

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      Ohhh yes agreed

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      Ohhh yes agreed

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      Ohhh yes agreed

  • Effdee1121

    stock android please! i’ll never get anythin else besides stock; no custom ui’s or useless apps that i don’t need!

  • Anonymous

    I’m almost at a loss for words. This is what I need. Exactly what I need. I don’t want the optimus 2x. Oh dear tech god, please bring this to fruition. I don’t even care if it has HTC Sense.

  • Ravi

    David ,

    You are my Hero !! Thanks for the great news. Hope this phone has stock android.

  • Anonymous

    please let this phone have the real sense 2.0 or higher and a sexy design like the thunderbolt. let me not get to excited about this, tmo been a real disappointment so far.

    • Flashy4bb

      Yes, let itt be the real sense 2. o no expression or whatsoever. An 8mp rear camera with dual led flash and 3mp front facing camera, 16gb internal memory with1 or 2gb of ram. Yes. T-Mobile will take over

    • Flashy4bb

      Yes, let itt be the real sense 2. o no expression or whatsoever. An 8mp rear camera with dual led flash and 3mp front facing camera, 16gb internal memory with1 or 2gb of ram. Yes. T-Mobile will take over

      • Ray T

        Also a bigger battery like the 1930mAh battery in the Atrix 4g!

    • Flashy4bb

      Yes, let itt be the real sense 2. o no expression or whatsoever. An 8mp rear camera with dual led flash and 3mp front facing camera, 16gb internal memory with1 or 2gb of ram. Yes. T-Mobile will take over

    • Flashy4bb

      Yes, let itt be the real sense 2. o no expression or whatsoever. An 8mp rear camera with dual led flash and 3mp front facing camera, 16gb internal memory with1 or 2gb of ram. Yes. T-Mobile will take over

  • Ravi

    David,
    Here is another evidence found regarding Pyramid at Mobinode.com:
    “JP Morgan analyst, Laura Chen, pointed out, the company’s 4G products is going to drive its sales. HTC debuted two 4G WiMax devices with Sprint in 2010. “Thanks to Verizon, AT&T and Sprint’s push on 4G service, we expect 4G product (including LTE, Wimax and HSPA+) to contribute 15-20% of HTC’s 2011 sales,” she wrote in a note. The company is also working on its first dual core product called “Pyramid”, which will be introduced to the market in early second quarter. Laura expected HTC’s “ASP to trend up with stable margin outlook”.
    HTC predicts it will ship about 8.5 million devices during the first quarter of the year. That would represent a slight dip compared to the holiday quarter, but an improvement of 157% compared to the year-ago quarter. Fully 50.6% of HTC’s global sales in 2010 came from North America, with Europe contributing 32.2% of sales and Asia and other regions responsible for 17.1% of HTC’s yearly sales.”

  • Nardva

    Bout time T Mobile out a monster phone that everybody will envy.

  • thereugo67

    I hope this is TRUE, it probaly is. HTC is just waiting for it’s chance to debut a MONSTER with dual core. Please TMO don’t mess it up let HTC do there thing. just renewed 3 lines with the G2′s so that means that the free line will be this and be MINE. I will give the G2 to someone in the family, maybe. I know once my wife sees this she will want one, so I might have to fork up some cash and sell her G2.

  • thereugo67

    I hope this is TRUE, it probaly is. HTC is just waiting for it’s chance to debut a MONSTER with dual core. Please TMO don’t mess it up let HTC do there thing. just renewed 3 lines with the G2′s so that means that the free line will be this and be MINE. I will give the G2 to someone in the family, maybe. I know once my wife sees this she will want one, so I might have to fork up some cash and sell her G2.

  • Nardva

    About time T Mobile put out a monster phone that everybody will envy.

  • Nardva

    About time T Mobile put out a monster phone that everybody will envy.

  • Nardva

    About time T Mobile put out a monster phone that everybody will envy.

  • Joemamma22

    i check this website EVERY DAY at least twice a day to find news like this!! omfg this is exacly what i want….but i want it now!! i had the nexus s for a week but its crap…htc ftw! please hurry with this device tmo! i will suck tmo’s presidents di** for this phone!!

  • Joemamma22

    i check this website EVERY DAY at least twice a day to find news like this!! omfg this is exacly what i want….but i want it now!! i had the nexus s for a week but its crap…htc ftw! please hurry with this device tmo! i will suck tmo’s presidents di** for this phone!!

    • Anonymous

      I’ve been using the N1 for the past year. Tried the G2 twice and sent it back. This might finally be upgrade worthy. If it’s Mytouch-ish, I’ll pass. Hopefully TMO got this one right.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve been using the N1 for the past year. Tried the G2 twice and sent it back. This might finally be upgrade worthy. If it’s Mytouch-ish, I’ll pass. Hopefully TMO got this one right.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      How is the Nexus S “crap” ???

  • Joemamma22

    i check this website EVERY DAY at least twice a day to find news like this!! omfg this is exacly what i want….but i want it now!! i had the nexus s for a week but its crap…htc ftw! please hurry with this device tmo! i will suck tmo’s presidents di** for this phone!!

  • Nic

    I hope it doesn’t have Sense on it.

  • Nic

    I hope it doesn’t have Sense on it.

  • Nic

    I hope it doesn’t have Sense on it.

  • Nic

    I hope it doesn’t have Sense on it.

  • Bri

    Could this be the Sidekick by HTC? I know the other one is by Samsung.

    • Rdfrancis516

      Is this a serious post?

      • Bri

        Why not? Take a look here – http://bit.ly/cMqVy1

      • http://tmonews.com David

        Why wouldn’t it be? I’m not in the habit of posting something I don’t believe to be true!

        • Jonathan

          David, have you heard if the LG Optimus 3D 4.3″ (rumored size) phone is coming to T-Mobile?

          I know some websites keep saying that the LG Optimus 2X is destined for T-Mo but haven’t heard anything concrete. Other websites are saying that the LG Optimus 2X is going to AT&T and that T-Mobile is getting the LG Optimus Black.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I haven’t heard anything about the 3D and I have caught those rumors about
          the Optimus 2X going that way and Tmo getting the black. I’m standing by the
          rumors I have heard that the 2X is the one coming our way!

        • Flashy4bb

          wowwwww!!!!!!! the Optimus 2X coming to magenta too, Damn, tmobile is rocking so BAD. I am loving all that. the pyramid will be my best choice. i will also get my favorite tablet (G-Slate). Oh boy,, this is 2011. I can feel it.

        • Flashy4bb

          wowwwww!!!!!!! the Optimus 2X coming to magenta too, Damn, tmobile is rocking so BAD. I am loving all that. the pyramid will be my best choice. i will also get my favorite tablet (G-Slate). Oh boy,, this is 2011. I can feel it.

        • Flashy4bb

          wowwwww!!!!!!! the Optimus 2X coming to magenta too, Damn, tmobile is rocking so BAD. I am loving all that. the pyramid will be my best choice. i will also get my favorite tablet (G-Slate). Oh boy,, this is 2011. I can feel it.

        • Anonymous

          The Black is officially “coming soon” to TMO UK

        • Anonymous

          The Black is officially “coming soon” to TMO UK

        • Anonymous

          The Black is officially “coming soon” to TMO UK

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Still doesn’t mean much!

        • Anonymous

          “Could this be the Sidekick by HTC? I know the other one is by Samsung.”

          He means is THAT a serious post/comment.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Ahhhhh sorry my bad!!!!

        • Anonymous

          Its all Jesus!

        • Anonymous

          “Could this be the Sidekick by HTC? I know the other one is by Samsung.”

          He means is THAT a serious post/comment.

    • Rdfrancis516

      Is this a serious post?

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      There is only ONE sidekick for future release and its by Samsung. and No a sidekick will not be a 4.3 inch device I mean honestly do you realize how much bulk that would add??

  • Enku15

    Will it have a keyboard?

    • Rdfrancis516

      Hopefully not. Keyboards are a thing of the past… not to mention it’s a 4.3″ so it’s doubtful.

      • http://twitter.com/carcomptoy Jeremiah

        Really? I’m pretty sure a lot of us our loving our G2 keyboards…and don’t even get me started on how much I miss my Blackberry keyboard. So sorry, physical keyboards will always have a place.

        But you are right about there not being a keyboard because it’s got a 4.3″ display.

        • dreamer

          Why can’t one have a 4.3 and a keyboard? A man can dream….

        • Anonymous

          4.3 is large enough without a keyboard. Keyboards have become somewhat of a specialty item on phones. Not too many people want to carry a small laptop in their pocket.

  • Enough Already TMO

    This is great news, but I’m afraid a “late 2Q” launch is alittle too far out for me.

    Here to hoping something good drops on tmo before march, or at the latest early april

    • Vibrant Addict

      Late 2Q would be by the end of March…

      • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

        End of March is late 1Q, Late 2Q = End of June

      • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

        End of March is late 1Q, Late 2Q = End of June

      • Anonymous

        There are 4 “Qs” in a calendar year. Make a guess when 2Q refers to.

        • Anonymous

          LOL

        • Anonymous

          LOL

    • Vibrant Addict

      Late 2Q would be by the end of March…

  • Me

    Better have a big battery if it really is a dual core phone. All 4.3 inch phones have less than ideal battery life and I can’t imagine how much of a power hog it would be.

    • karlc

      true dat!

  • trife

    Noice!

    I love my G2, but I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t miss that 4.3″ screen on my old HD2!

    If I’m still on TMO when this drops, picking this up is a no-brainer for me.

  • trife

    Noice!

    I love my G2, but I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t miss that 4.3″ screen on my old HD2!

    If I’m still on TMO when this drops, picking this up is a no-brainer for me.

  • Eleni

    OMG FINALLY!! Now I will be able to upgrade from my HD2 running Android.

  • Anonymous

    Well you can mark your calendars to check online news following HTC’s press conference at Mobile World Congress. This is European time, so take that into account:

    HTC Press Conference – invite only
    Tue, February 15, 9:30am – 10:30am
    Teatre Lliure – Plaça Margarida Xirgu, 1 08004 Barcelona, Spain

  • Anonymous

    Well you can mark your calendars to check online news following HTC’s press conference at Mobile World Congress. This is European time, so take that into account:

    HTC Press Conference – invite only
    Tue, February 15, 9:30am – 10:30am
    Teatre Lliure – Plaça Margarida Xirgu, 1 08004 Barcelona, Spain

    • frigadroid

      European time? How about gmt + 1

      • Anonymous

        LOL… if I said that about 99% of the people would not know what that meant. So I put things in terms that people will understand. Most people know what “European time” means and that that means about 8 to 9 hours later than us on the Pacific coast.

        Understand now. ;)

        Bonus Comment: It’s the same as I could say my phone sometimes gets “enhanced data rates for global evolution,” but I don’t because it is too long and I’d only be impressing my cats and dogs by talking like that.

    • Anonymous

      Great, now I’ll just follow Google Maps’ directions and Kayak across the Atlantic.

  • Anonymous

    Well you can mark your calendars to check online news following HTC’s press conference at Mobile World Congress. This is European time, so take that into account:

    HTC Press Conference – invite only
    Tue, February 15, 9:30am – 10:30am
    Teatre Lliure – Plaça Margarida Xirgu, 1 08004 Barcelona, Spain

  • Anonymous

    Well you can mark your calendars to check online news following HTC’s press conference at Mobile World Congress. This is European time, so take that into account:

    HTC Press Conference – invite only
    Tue, February 15, 9:30am – 10:30am
    Teatre Lliure – Plaça Margarida Xirgu, 1 08004 Barcelona, Spain

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DNR3MMYBLZEKZ6TB6TBPVECNZU JamesM

    Should come out just after everyone else releases Quad Cores! LOL But really, this could be the phone I’ve been waiting for. Can’t wait for more specs! I personally would like a real keyboard, I know not everyone does, but I do. You would think they could make some of these with and without for all the carriers!

  • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

    yes the dual core monster that t-mo needs!!!

  • Flashy4bb

    Here you go T-Mobile. Bring it on. I willbe the first to jump on it. Seriously can’t wait.

  • Flashy4bb

    Here you go T-Mobile. Bring it on. I willbe the first to jump on it. Seriously can’t wait.

  • http://twitter.com/sulu600 Steve Park

    Great, this works out perfect, my 2 year commitment on a v1 MT3G runs out in June of this year. Sign me up and get some 3G/4G out to the rest of the rural areas.

  • http://twitter.com/sulu600 Steve Park

    Great, this works out perfect, my 2 year commitment on a v1 MT3G runs out in June of this year. Sign me up and get some 3G/4G out to the rest of the rural areas.

    • Ray T

      I feel you man. I’m still on my MT3G and I’ve just been reading up on all the new phones coming out just WISHING T-Mobile will get the superphone of my dreams and just in time for my upgrade in June! I just hope it looks amazing!

    • Ray T

      I feel you man. I’m still on my MT3G and I’ve just been reading up on all the new phones coming out just WISHING T-Mobile will get the superphone of my dreams and just in time for my upgrade in June! I just hope it looks amazing!

    • Ray T

      I feel you man. I’m still on my MT3G and I’ve just been reading up on all the new phones coming out just WISHING T-Mobile will get the superphone of my dreams and just in time for my upgrade in June! I just hope it looks amazing!

  • Rensack

    FINALLY!!!!! Please! Please! Be true!

  • Wilma Flintstone

    YEEEESSSSS!!!!!!!!! Now THAT’S what I’m talking about. Can’t wait. This will FINALLY give me a real update so I can FINALLY get off this 4th (yes you heard correctly, my 4th) buggy HD2. This will hold me over just fine until I can get my hands on one of those uber amazing 4.3+ inch Meego Superphones. Thank You Tmobile for finally listening. I can finally get rid of this HD2!!!

  • Vibrant Addict

    That’s a really bad codename considering what’s going down in Egypt.

    Nonetheless, can’t wait for more specifics. Seems that either HTC or LG will be taking my money this year.