We still haven't heard what happened to the HTC Glacier
, but the GLBenchmark database brings word of another mysterious high-end phone from Taiwan -- the HTC Shooter, which is very likely equipped with a dual-core Qualcomm processor. The "PG86100" certainly identifies itself as carrying a speedy new Adreno 220 GPU
, which is typically paired with twin processing units, and should help push plenty of pixels to the 960 x 540 screen that's presently displaying Android Gingerbread 2.3.2. All in all, it sounds a lot like the rumored HTC Pyramid for T-Mobile
-- except this one's apparently destined for Sprint. Could it be the EVO 3D
, or something wholly different? We'll likely find out next week at CTIA 2011.
The HTC Glacier actually reappeared as the T-Mobile myTouch 4G
-- that second-gen 1GHz Snapdragon CPU (at a time when other handsets
ran the same Scorpion core at 800MHz) was responsible for the high scores we saw. [Thanks, Mitch]