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Quad-Core HTC Edge Revealed (Maybe)

PocketNow says this is this will be the first quad-core phone commercially available.

If the reports are true, HTC may already be working on its first--and perhaps the world's first--quad-core smartphone. Mobile news site PocketNow claims to have exclusive images of what it's calling the "HTC Edge," as well as a tentative spec list.

According to PocketNow's anonymous but "reliable" source, the Edge will supposedly look a lot like its predecessors. As you can see from the photos, there doesn't appear to be anything terribly revolutionary about the design. The rumored phone features a 4.7-inch 720p display, an 8MP camera, and physical Android touch buttons--despite the fact that Android's upcoming "Ice Cream Sandwich" OS will reportedly allow for phones that have no physical buttons.

The Edge's guts are what we're really interested in. The big news, of course, is the rumored Edge's fancy Nvidia AP30 Tegra 3 CPU, which has four--hence "quad"--1.5GHz cores. If this turns out to be true, the HTCEdge will be one of the first mobile phones in the world to sport a quad-core, instead of a dual-core, mobile processor.

PocketNow also reports that we'll likely see 1GB ofRAM, 32GB of internal memory, and perhaps a peek atHTC's new Sense 4.0 interface, as well as newHTCcontent services. These new and/or improved services will include a new music store, gaming hub, and bookstore. PocketNow also suggests that the Edge may features Bluetooth 4.0 and Beats Audio enhancements.

There's no word yet on which version of Android this new superphone will run, but I hope it's Ice Cream Sandwich. The Edge is expected to ship early next year--Q2 at the latest.

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