HTC Endeavor RUU leaks with hints of HTC Speak, a Siri rival

February 13, 2012
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Over the weekend a leak for the upcoming HTC Endeavor (HTC Edge) was made available for download and along with it were tons of goodies and surprises. The RUU contained tons of images of HTC Sense UI 4.0 but what is even more interesting is the HTC Speak app that was also included. Possibly hinting that HTC is bringing a speaking and voice-like application to their devices that will rival Apple's Siri.

Another interesting note is the image above was also found inside the leak. Looking more like the unknown HTC device that leaked late last week (link below), possibly another Incredible, and not the previously rumored and seen HTC Edge that we all have heard will be called the Endeavor. Either way the HTC Endeavor is expected to be a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 powered device that we will see at Mobile World Congress in a few short weeks.

According to HDBlog there are remnants of an HTC movie editor, and the HTC Speak app mentioned above. Unfortunately other than a few names of said apps we don't have any other details regarding either of these new applications. If HTC is indeed creating a Siri alternative for Android that will be different from Google's Majel and Google Voice it would make for some interesting competition. Google has added their own movie editor into Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but it appears HTC will be making their own editor too. Another way to differentiate themselves from the rest I suppose.

What do you guys think? Would an HTC Speak app similar to Siri be a reason to buy HTC over the others? Or do the Siri commercials and general idea just bother you? I personally use Google Voice Actions daily although I wouldn't go as far as talking to my phone all day long. Again the HTC Endeavor (Edge) and the HTC Ville should be making an appearance at Mobile World Congress in Spain later this month. We'll be there live to get all the details for you, available from our MWC 2012 Portal.

[via SlashGear]


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  • guest

    in my opinion the device picture is the htc rezound

    • Abc1102

      I think it’s the same picture as Rezoud, too.

  • Mypet90

    I’m ready for a new phone but I want ice cream sandwich and a good camera – I feel like it will be time for the rumors about the next android operating system by the time Verizon starts selling ones with ICS pre-loaded.

  • Simon Belmont

    To be honest, I’m more interested in Google’s Siri competitor, Project Majel. I cannot wait for some new news on that.

    That being said, I would like to see HTC Speak in action. Might be cool.

  • Tomáš Voldřich

    what a disappointment….why not qualcomm….when i take into account that tegra 2 was worse than exynos 4210….and tegra 3 is worse than ipad2 dualcore A5 in benchmarks that can be found on the internet….so i will wait for some quadcore qualcomm HTC or will buy Samsung Galaxy S III which i hope will have much better Dualcore Exynos 5250 with Cortex A15 cores.

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