updated 01:10 pm EDT, Tue July 17, 2007
HTC Kaiser as ATT 8925
HTC's Kaiser smartphone should become AT&T's new flagship device, according to one blog that claims to have inside information. The phone would replace the AT&T 8525, also known as HTC's TyTN, and would represent a clear upgrade through the distinctive tilting keyboard, a sharper 3-megapixel camera, and a jump from 64MB to 128MB of RAM. Whether or not the phone's front camera would be used for AT&T's Video Share service is unknown.
An official release for the 8925 is scheduled for August, according to the source, though pricing was not part of the leak. The 8525 is likely to be directly replaced in this case and also sets a benchmark for the expected cost of its Kaiser sequel, selling for $600 without a contract and for $300 as part of a new two-year plan.