BGR just leaked info about the HTC Ville, an Android phone that’ll supposedly be announced by HTC at next year’s Mobile World Congress, and it looks really great… except for one thing. It plasters the needless HTC Sense all over Ice Cream Sandwich. WHYYY.
Aside from that, the HTC Ville is a 4.3-inch, 1.5GHz dual-core phone with a qHD Super AMOLED display and an 8MP camera with 1080p video. The body of the Ville is supposed to be some sort of metal and it’ll be less than 8mm thick. According to BGR’s sources, the Ville won’t have NFC.
That sounds like a super solid phone made better by the fact that it’s running Ice Cream Sandwich. But like most Android phone makers, HTC feels the need to ruin a perfectly fine operating system in Android 4.0 with a silly third-party skin — HTC Sense 4.0 is expected to launch with the Ville. I was hoping that Ice Cream Sandwich would kill all these dummy skins but I guess they’ll never die, they’ll just live in a zombie existence on some poor sap’s phone. [BGR]