February 17, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
As we get closer to the 2012 MWC event in Barcelona, more and more Android-based gadgets are being intentionally or unintentionally leaked on the web. After getting a hold of an interesting trio of smartphones from Samsung earlier today, another couple of handhelds have supposedly just been Wi-Fi certified.
These come from HTC and might actually contradict the announced company’s policy for 2012, which should have been to only release a small number of technically ”gifted” smartphones.
The first HTC smartphone to be Wi-Fi certified a couple of days back, according to ameblo.jp, is the ADR6410L, also known by a juicier ‘’Fireball’’ codename. We have first heard talk of this supposed Fireball handheld last December, but other than the fact that it will feature 4G LTE connectivity, we know nothing for sure.
There were a few rumors around the block that the Fireball might feature a slide-out Qwerty keyboard, a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 4.3-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and that it will run Android 4.0 out of the box, but there’s no way to know if any of these details will prove legit.
The second Wi-Fi certified smartphone is actually a series of devices, called the PK76. Set to include three different handheld models, this PK76 is kind of confusing, as I for one have never heard of such a weird name for an HTC (or several, for that matter) Android-based phones.
On the other hand, HTC is rumored to want to tweak a few things about its models’ names, so this PK76 series might actually include the Endeavor, Ville and Primo (or the One X, One S and One V) we have heard so much about lately.
I’ve been racking my brains to find an original way of ending this article ever since I started writing it, but unfortunately I have nothing, so I’m going to say the same thing I said at the end of the Samsung post earlier. Please, HTC execs, put us out of our misery once and for all and, for Pete’s sake, give us at least a shred of official information, so as to end all this rumor nonsense!