AT&T’s HTC Holiday could be Verizon’s Droid Bionic beater

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Earlier on this week we published an article suggesting that the highly anticipated Motorola Droid Bionic on Verizon may be in trouble if AT&T’s first 4G LTE handset turns out to be more superior and faster via 4G LTE data speeds.

Well, we may be closer to that answer now, as a new upcoming AT&T handset has leaked and it looks to be something huge. It’s called the HTC Holiday and leaked specs suggest that this is going to be one of their flagship handsets for the second half of 2011.

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For starters, it comes with a mammoth 4.5-inch qHD display screen, a 1.2Ghz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660 processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera and the latest version of Android Gingerbread, which is 2.3.4. We’re guessing that this will also come with the latest HTC Sense 3.0 UI update as well, making this a very strong player in the smartphone market.

Unfortunately, there are no details on whether or not this handset will feature 4G LTE data speeds on AT&T yet. If it does though, you can expect this to go head to head with the Motorola Droid Bionic on Verizon. You can view a leaked picture of the device over at Pocketnow here – do you like the look of it? Notice the AT&T branding at the top, rather than HTC branding – we would prefer HTC at the top any day though.

Hopefully AT&T make this handset official soon, and confirm that it will have 4G LTE support. That way customers can really decide which 4G handset they want to upgrade to. Let us know your thoughts on this, do you think it is more desirable than the Droid Bionic or not?

  • Anonymous

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  • Gregg Vadasz

    Does anyone really want to carry around something that borders on tablet size as a phone?

    I’m still on board to wait for the Bionic. Wouldn’t resign with ATT if they gave me a ‘Holiday’ for free.

    • http://twitter.com/carltonf Carlton Flowers

      Well actually, I would. My Sony Vaio laptop died 3 years ago, and I have been waiting to buy a device that really suits my needs. I own an iPhone 4, and I love it. However, it is missing some key features that I really need. I love the tablet concept, but I can’t see myself blowing five hundred bucks on an iPad. I like the 7″ tablet form factor better, for it’s portability. But my gadget solution is to combine the use of a cell phone and a tablet. I want a huge cell phone that will double as a tablet computer. For people that want a cell phone to be a cell phone, this is entirely too big. But something in the 4″ to 4.5″ range is perfect for my purposes. I’m really frustrated with Apple. It doesn’t look like they are going to offer an “iPhone Jumbo” any time in the near future, and the 3.5″ screen is too small for my poor eyesight. I depend heavily on my iPhone to read tech blogs and information. Combining the small screen size with the lack of text reflow makes it a frustrating experience for me. I would be all over an HTC Holiday, and if I could live with Verizon, I’d own a Droid X in a heartbeat.

    • http://twitter.com/carltonf Carlton Flowers

      Well actually, I would. My Sony Vaio laptop died 3 years ago, and I have been waiting to buy a device that really suits my needs. I own an iPhone 4, and I love it. However, it is missing some key features that I really need. I love the tablet concept, but I can’t see myself blowing five hundred bucks on an iPad. I like the 7″ tablet form factor better, for it’s portability. But my gadget solution is to combine the use of a cell phone and a tablet. I want a huge cell phone that will double as a tablet computer. For people that want a cell phone to be a cell phone, this is entirely too big. But something in the 4″ to 4.5″ range is perfect for my purposes. I’m really frustrated with Apple. It doesn’t look like they are going to offer an “iPhone Jumbo” any time in the near future, and the 3.5″ screen is too small for my poor eyesight. I depend heavily on my iPhone to read tech blogs and information. Combining the small screen size with the lack of text reflow makes it a frustrating experience for me. I would be all over an HTC Holiday, and if I could live with Verizon, I’d own a Droid X in a heartbeat.

    • http://twitter.com/carltonf Carlton Flowers

      Well actually, I would. My Sony Vaio laptop died 3 years ago, and I have been waiting to buy a device that really suits my needs. I own an iPhone 4, and I love it. However, it is missing some key features that I really need. I love the tablet concept, but I can’t see myself blowing five hundred bucks on an iPad. I like the 7″ tablet form factor better, for it’s portability. But my gadget solution is to combine the use of a cell phone and a tablet. I want a huge cell phone that will double as a tablet computer. For people that want a cell phone to be a cell phone, this is entirely too big. But something in the 4″ to 4.5″ range is perfect for my purposes. I’m really frustrated with Apple. It doesn’t look like they are going to offer an “iPhone Jumbo” any time in the near future, and the 3.5″ screen is too small for my poor eyesight. I depend heavily on my iPhone to read tech blogs and information. Combining the small screen size with the lack of text reflow makes it a frustrating experience for me. I would be all over an HTC Holiday, and if I could live with Verizon, I’d own a Droid X in a heartbeat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JimboJohnson James Johnson

    It’s interesting how eager people are to say that the “bionic has met it’s match”. It leads me to believe that the lack of news on the bionic has caused writers to look for other ways to work it into articles. Anyway, AT&T currently has no LTE network, while Verizon is pretty well established in a lot of major cities. Oh and AT&T has yet to release an LTE phone…so what is the purpose of this article again?

  • http://twitter.com/carltonf Carlton Flowers

    Goodbye iPhone 4. I’m making the switch as soon as this comes out. I have been eye-balling the Samsung Infuse up until now, but this clearly takes the cake. For the past year, I have thought that the HTC Evo 4G was the best smart phone on the market, just with the wrong carrier (Sprint). I wondered why AT&T would not entertain other high quality smart phones while choosing only to focus on the iPhone. I am SO glad to see AT&T spreading their wings by offering other handsets like the Atrix, the Infuse, and Inspire. But I truly believe the Holiday could take on the role as a serious iPhone contender.

  • http://twitter.com/carltonf Carlton Flowers

    Goodbye iPhone 4. I’m making the switch as soon as this comes out. I have been eye-balling the Samsung Infuse up until now, but this clearly takes the cake. For the past year, I have thought that the HTC Evo 4G was the best smart phone on the market, just with the wrong carrier (Sprint). I wondered why AT&T would not entertain other high quality smart phones while choosing only to focus on the iPhone. I am SO glad to see AT&T spreading their wings by offering other handsets like the Atrix, the Infuse, and Inspire. But I truly believe the Holiday could take on the role as a serious iPhone contender.

  • http://twitter.com/carltonf Carlton Flowers

    Goodbye iPhone 4. I’m making the switch as soon as this comes out. I have been eye-balling the Samsung Infuse up until now, but this clearly takes the cake. For the past year, I have thought that the HTC Evo 4G was the best smart phone on the market, just with the wrong carrier (Sprint). I wondered why AT&T would not entertain other high quality smart phones while choosing only to focus on the iPhone. I am SO glad to see AT&T spreading their wings by offering other handsets like the Atrix, the Infuse, and Inspire. But I truly believe the Holiday could take on the role as a serious iPhone contender.

  • http://twitter.com/carltonf Carlton Flowers

    Goodbye iPhone 4. I’m making the switch as soon as this comes out. I have been eye-balling the Samsung Infuse up until now, but this clearly takes the cake. For the past year, I have thought that the HTC Evo 4G was the best smart phone on the market, just with the wrong carrier (Sprint). I wondered why AT&T would not entertain other high quality smart phones while choosing only to focus on the iPhone. I am SO glad to see AT&T spreading their wings by offering other handsets like the Atrix, the Infuse, and Inspire. But I truly believe the Holiday could take on the role as a serious iPhone contender.

  • http://twitter.com/carltonf Carlton Flowers

    Forget Droid Bionic beater, this is an iPhone 4S beater. I want one.