1. Vanilla Ice's Avatar
    Call me crazy. But most, if not all Android phones that are not Bing'd has, "With Google" branded on the back of the phone. If you take a look on the back of the HTC Vigor, "with google" is missing. Only 4GLTE & Verizon is listed .... Could this be the Merge on steroids? I hope not.

    Picture of the Vigor:
    09-27-2011 10:29 PM
  2. Jeff43's Avatar
    Call me crazy. But most, if not all Android phones that are not Bing'd has, "With Google" branded on the back of the phone. If you take a look on the back of the HTC Vigor, "with google" is missing. Only 4GLTE & Verizon is listed .... Could this be the Merge on steroids? I hope not.

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    I won't call you crazy, but I noticed in the shots there were no sign of a Beats logo either. The Sensation XE showed such a label. It's Interesting though.

    I'm with you, I too hope it's not a Bing phone. That would be a deal killer.

    I just noticed on the Vigor video tour, it shows Google search. That's encouraging.
    09-27-2011 10:40 PM
  3. Vanilla Ice's Avatar
    Good points^ But even in the tour video it doesnt look like its running sense 3.5 My thought is that the video is from a different htc phone.
    09-27-2011 10:54 PM
  4. Noble.Four's Avatar
    Well the images are possibly not final hardware. But. Don't curse it. Damn you!

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    09-27-2011 10:58 PM
  5. Droid800's Avatar
    Call me crazy. But most, if not all Android phones that are not Bing'd has, "With Google" branded on the back of the phone. If you take a look on the back of the HTC Vigor, "with google" is missing. Only 4GLTE & Verizon is listed .... Could this be the Merge on steroids? I hope not.

    Picture of the Vigor:
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    You crazy.

    Its not the final hardware. Its missing several logos, noticeably the 'With HTC Sense', 'Google' and 'Beats' logo. (if it even has a beats logo, which it might not)

    OR

    HTC could be doing something different and limiting the logos on the back to theirs and Verizon's. Who knows.

    I do know, though, that this won't be a Bing phone. Not a chance Verizon or HTC would allow that.


    Edit: And just to put a nail in the coffin, here's a pic where the google search box is visible. The Bing one is black, so this is clearly not Bing'd.

    09-27-2011 11:27 PM
  6. androidjunkie30's Avatar
    Its so perfect and sexy the only thing that could make it better is if it launched with ICS
    09-28-2011 05:56 AM
  7. Serial Fordicator's Avatar
    Its so perfect and sexy the only thing that could make it better is if it launched with ICS
    Whats the point of ics with buttons? I just got my GB update on the TB and cant tell much of a difference over froyo.
    09-28-2011 08:25 AM
  8. mjt1265's Avatar
    Even if it does have Bing, it's just a matter of time before the Devs get us a way around it.
    09-28-2011 01:36 PM
  9. androidjunkie30's Avatar
    It has google you clearly sit it in the picture with the homescreen view.
    09-28-2011 02:53 PM
  10. Droid800's Avatar
    Whats the point of ics with buttons? I just got my GB update on the TB and cant tell much of a difference over froyo.
    All the differences if you're using a skinned version are under the skin.


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    09-28-2011 03:06 PM
  11. jonezilla's Avatar
    Good points^ But even in the tour video it doesnt look like its running sense 3.5 My thought is that the video is from a different htc phone.
    I also noticed that the Tour video doesn't look like Sense 3.5. Neither does the home screen on the pic above. Something's fishy...
    09-28-2011 06:09 PM
  12. Droid800's Avatar
    I also noticed that the Tour video doesn't look like Sense 3.5. Neither does the home screen on the pic above. Something's fishy...
    No, that's Sense 3.5. You're comparing it to the Rhyme, which has a custom version of Sense. The version that the Vigor will have is 'stock' sense 3.5.
    09-28-2011 08:36 PM
  13. Vanilla Ice's Avatar
    No, that's Sense 3.5. You're comparing it to the Rhyme, which has a custom version of Sense. The version that the Vigor will have is 'stock' sense 3.5.
    Good! because im not a fan of the 5 tabs on the homescreen.
    09-29-2011 12:05 AM
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