HTC Endeavor En-Route to Orange and Vodafone UK

The smartphone is expected to be announced on February 26

The Endeavor leaked several weeks ago as HTC’s first quad-core Android smartphone. Initially, the phone was known as HTC Edge, but for unknown reasons the Taiwanese company decided to change the name of the smartphone to HTC Endeavor.

A few days ago, an official RUU for the Endeavor leaked courtesy to the guys over at XDA Developers. It appears that the phone will be released with Ice Cream Sandwich operating system on board, as well as HTC Sense 4.0 UI on top.

Several specs of the HTC Endeavor have been also confirmed thanks to this leaked RUU, including the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core chipset and a 4.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display with 720p resolution.

In addition, HTC Endeavor is said to boast an 8-megapixel rear camera with full HD (1080p) video recording, as well as a secondary 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.

Nothing else is known about the HTC Endeavor, but it will probably come with some sort of HSPA or even better data connectivity (LTE?), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, as well as microSD card slot for memory expansion and built-in GPS receiver.

Although the quad-core smartphone is expected to be announced on February 26, one day before the opening of Mobile World Congress 2012, word is that two UK-based carriers are already reading to offer the device.

According to Digitimes, citing Chinese-language Economic Daily News, HTC has already received orders from more than 20 major carriers from multiple markets.

Even though the sources are only naming UK-based operators Orange and Vodafone, it’s likely that other carriers will confirm they will offer the HTC Endeavor, as soon as the Taiwanese handset manufacturer makes the official announcement on February 26.

On a side note, HTC won’t be the first to unveil a quad-core Android smartphone ahead of Mobile World Congress 2012. Huawei is also expected to reveal its first quad-core phone on February 26, the Ascend D1 Q.

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