HTC Holiday Real 4G LTE on AT&T: Droid Bionic for Ma Bell

We’ve been bring you news on the HTC Holiday since May when it first came to our attention and we gave you details of specs leaks. From the off it looked like the HTC Holiday would be a notable smartphone and a couple of weeks ago we then saw images of a prototype. Now we have further images of the HTC Holiday and confirmation that it will be one of AT&T’s first 4G handsets for its new LTE network, pretty much Ma Bell’s equivalent of the Motorola Droid Bionic on Verizon.

A while back we told how we expected the HTC Holiday to head to AT&T for its LTE network and the good news is that the Holiday is not just a 4G HSPA+ handset but is indeed for the LTE network as hoped. As a recap on specs we have heard of so far we can tell you that the Holiday has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a whopping 4.5-inch qHD touchscreen display, 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facer and will run on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, so pretty impressive stuff.

News of the new photos from a spot in the wild, one of which you can see above, comes to us from Darren Murph over on Engadget, where you can see more images. Other specs detailed include 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and four capacitive touch buttons. It will also feature HTC Sense 3.0 and it seems that it might have the name “Waikiki” on launch, rather than Holiday although as yet this is unconfirmed. Over on Android Central, Phil Nickinson reports on these images and reports that as well as being one of the first AT&T LTE handsets the HTC Holiday, could in fact be THE first.

It seems then that the HTC Holiday could be heading for a fair amount of attention and we’d like to hear your thoughts on this smartphone, thought to be due out in the fall. Why not send us your comments to let us know.