First Look: HTC Holiday Smartphone (Photos)

Written by Michael Lambarde on Aug. 15, 2011

Back in May, it was revealed that HTC was looking to release a phone called HTC Holiday. Now, the first photos of the phone are being leaked online by a member of the XDA Developers forum, who noticed the phone being sold on Craigslist and purchased it.

The phone looks like any ordinary Android phone, except that it has a 4.5-inch qHD display and 960×540 pixel resolution, one of the largest resolutions for any smartphone, except the Samsung Infuse 4G

In addition, according to 911Sniper, the HTC holiday has a 1.2GHZ dual-core Qualcomm MSM86600 processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and has an Android 2.3.4 platform.

What’s peculiar about the photos leaked is the odd-looking “California” sticker on the back. Many have speculated that either the person who owned the phone decided to put the sticker in order for the phone to be able to identify the photo as theirs, or that the device will be released in different parts of the U.S. with different cases representing their state, which seems a little odd.

The phone is expected to be released through AT&T based on the “MYAT&T” app in the Holiday’s app menu, which you can view here along with other photos of the prototype.