HTC Mecha, aka Incredible HD, in the wild and accessing Verizon 4GAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
When the name "Mecha" appeared on the HTC's Sense website a couple of weeks back, no one was sure just what the device would look like. It turns out that we actually saw the Mecha once before way back in August, but we've been referring to it as the Incredible HD. The folks at Android Central have gotten hold of a photo of the Mecha powered on and, if you squint really hard, you can make out a "4G" in the notification bar. When it comes to speed, the source says the Mecha has been getting 9Mbps down and 5Mbps up pretty consistently, although users may not see similar speeds whenever the device finally launches. Besides LTE capabilities, Android 2.2 is also onboard, running beneath the new version of HTC's Sense interface. The Mecha is rumored to be landing on the "first of the year," and the source of this leak says that it's "pretty unlikely" that it'll arrive before then.
We've heard that the Mecha/Incredible HD would have LTE in tow when it finally hits the market, but it's great to finally get confirmation that the 4G goodness is indeed there. What else do we know about the Mecha? Well, that's almost certainly a 4.3-inch display, and previous photos have shown an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and a front-facing camera, as well. I wouldn't be surprised to see a 1GHz ir higher processor running the show, although the amount of RAM and ROM remains a mystery. Given how often the Mecha/Incredible HD has leaked lately, though, I'm sure we'll be hearing more soon.
Via Android Central