Leaked: the HTC Eternity has the biggest display on a smartphone

By Emil · 23 replies
Jun 30, 2011
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  1. The HTC Eternity has leaked. At first glance, it may look like most HTC handsets, but it's got one thing that we've never seen before: a monster 4.7-inch display, the…

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  2. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    I'm hoping for a unfolding screen with that new tech recently showed off. Can't wait to roll my iphone out into an ipad.
  3. hmmm, you ppl should read about a homepage called www.gsmarena.com ! title is fake, dell streak have 5" and is a android smartphone ! http://www.gsmarena.com/dell_streak-3353.php see for yourself!
  4. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 465   +217

    The dell streak is considered to be a tablet, but good try ^^
  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    I know, that display is going to be real game changer. It's so exciting to see those products that a few years ago were described as "in the future scientists will be able to..."

    I think soon enough you'll just have a little matchbook sized device that plugs into a display of your choice. That's gonna be SOOOOO cool.

    One thing is almost for sure is that Apple will probably be at the forefront of bringing that technology to market, so I look forward to buying the knockoff version. =P
  6. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,595   +257

    With the Dell Streak, the line between tablet and smartphone is so thin. I'd consider it a smartphone. It does everything a tablet would as well and make phone calls. I believe that is the definition. Tablets are not capable of cellular phone broadband or are just not designed to use these for their wireless connections, only WiFi and Bluetooth.

    Anyone, correct me if I am wrong.
  7. 1977TA

    1977TA TS Rookie Posts: 89

    Bitchin' screen....but win7??? Come on!
  8. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 465   +217

  9. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 465   +217

    Oh I forgot right at site you linked

    "Tablet with support for GSM voice communication, SMS, and MMS."

  10. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

  11. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Dude, smoke a bowl and relax.

    Everybody and their mom is working on these. Samsung is not the only one. Is everyone here a ****ing fanboy? I wasn't thinking of Samsung's particular version, if it makes you feel better.
  12. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 465   +217

    Actually I think Win7 will gain some momentum once Nokia releases a flag ship device. I watched many demos of the new Win7 Codename Mango and it looks pretty damn sexy. I don't think I'll get rid of my android device, but I would like to see Microsoft gain some mobile market.
  13. Muggs

    Muggs TS Rookie Posts: 56

    So we went from phones the size of bricks to small enough to lose in your pocket and now back to bricks. This whole bringing back the 80s thing is getting out of hand
  14. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 154

    lol, you can't fail much harder than that.

    So a 4"+ screen makes it a brick? I guess, if your hands are the size of an 8 year old. Also, back to the 80's? Yeah, I hate that our phones are now nearly as powerful as computers, don't weigh 10lbs, and can only do just about everything. Damn these new-age electronics and all their innovation.
  15. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    I don't know if you have noticed or not, but the new "bricks" do a few more things than Gordon Geckko's brick.

    ....now if they resurrect the Pinto...I'm with ya.
  16. Muggs

    Muggs TS Rookie Posts: 56

    It was tongue in cheek. Thank you to those with a sense of humor.
  17. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    ...So was mine obviously :haha::haha::haha: I think your detector is is off.

    What capability or feature is it that takes it from smartphone to tablet?...anyone?
  18. Muggs

    Muggs TS Rookie Posts: 56

    Not you Red it was directed at Mr Derp. Of course with a name like that ... :)
  19. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +56

    It's cool, but portable batteries really need to evolve to keep pace. Not lasting even a day is ridiculous for a mobile device.
  20. Been out of contract for a while...waiting for a Mango phone...was ready to jump on the Nokia but looks like some nice alternatives are starting to appear.
  21. You are wrong, Dell Streak has a 5" screen and last time I checked 5 is bigger than 4.7.
  22. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,144   +911

    haha! Princeton comments were either removed or he removed them!
  23. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 465   +217

    But the Dell Streak is considered a tablet good sir :) see comments above
  24. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Only a 0.3" difference between the Dell Streak and the HTC Eternity in terms of screen size. Perhaps the line between tablets and smartphones is starting to blur ?

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