Gadget geeks like to be the first to know about anything and everything technology related.  Cell phones are no exception.  And with the pace at which major handset manufacturers are churning out new devices, there’s a lot of info floating around out there.  There are some really creative ways that people are getting this info too.  Some scour FCC filings for info on potential new phones.  Others have inside sources that leak internal documents and memos.  And then there are those that see a product listing for Sprint that includes some HTC accessories for a phone that doesn’t even exist yet. That’s how the still officially unconfirmed HTC Speedy (formerly known as the Knight) now has an unofficial launch date of Jan 6th, 2011 attached to it.  It wouldn’t be the first time that some random in store document has tipped off people to the arrival of a new phone.  Heck, this sort of thing happens so often you wonder why the cell phone carriers even bother trying to hide the info.  They should just release a laundry list of phones they plan on launching because everyone is going to find out anyway. I think it’s great that a new phone was leaked thanks to a list of phone accessories that had been sent out to stores more than two months in advance of its intended release.  It could also be a stroke of genius on Sprint’s part.  I don’t know anything at all about the HTC Speedy, but I sure as shootin want to learn more about it, just because there is so much mystery and intrigue.  What we know so far is that this is a slider phone, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that there is a full keyboard tucked in there.  Remember, HTC recently came out with a slider phone for Windows 7 Phone that features a hidden speaker.  Whether or not the Speedy will have a speaker or some super fast processor, or magical powers, remains a mystery.  Thankfully there is an entire army of gadget hunters that will spoil the surprise long before Sprint decides they want to share.

Posted by David Yi, Social Media and SEO Assistant at Wireless Emporium