HTC Bee En Route to Verizon, Leaked ROM Emerges

It appears that the long rumored HTC Bee smartphone might actually make an official appearance on Verizon's airwaves in the near future, at least this is what some of the latest reports around the Internet suggest.

The new HTC Bee is expected to land at Big Red as the carrier's version of the HTC Aria that landed at AT&T several months ago.

Little was known so far on the upcoming handset, which was previously spotted in a leaked blurry photo, but things are bound to change, it seems, since a better quality image with it emerged, complemented by some leaked specs of the handset.

All in all, the HTC Bee appears to be an affordable device that Verizon would soon add to its offering, but nothing specific on the phone's price tag emerged for the time being.

However, the specification list of the device includes a QVGA touchscreen display, a 528MHz Qualcomm processor, complemented by 384MB of RAM.

The HTC Bee is also expected to boast a 5-megapixel photo snapper with flash and video recording, while running under Google's new Android 2.2 operating system.

While the available photo with the HTC Bee does not show carrier branding, a leaked ROM for the device (via 911sniper) is meant to prove that Verizon Wireless is the phone's destination.

As the guys over at Pocketnow note in a recent article, the said leaked ROM suggests that HTC Bee would be headed for Alltel Wireless, which is a Verizon subsidiary, suggesting that Big Red would launch the device too.

For what it's worth, no specific info on HTC Bee's landing emerged for the time being, nor on the price tag it might sport when launched at the wireless carrier.

However, it might not be too long before Verizon makes the new device available for purchase on its airwaves, so keep an eye on this space for additional info on the matter.

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