The hugely anticipated HTC Edge is set for release on 26 February, according to a report by GSM Arena. The quad-core handset has been discussed for a number of months now and was apparently earmarked for a launch at Mobile World Congress on 27 February. However, invites have been sent out for an HTC event taking place 24 hours prior to the start of MWC, leading to rumours of a pre-show release for the top-end device.
The much-vaunted Edge is thought to be powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor with 1GB of RAM, as well As featuring 32GB of on-board memory. It also comes with an 8 mega-pixel camera and Beats Audio technology, all of which results in one of the best technical specifications ever seen on a mobile device. The OS will be Android, although it is as yet unknown whether Gingerbread or Ice Cream Sandwich will show up on the handset.
Whilst it may be an unprecedented move for HTC to host a pre-conference launch, they will not be alone on the Sunday, with Sony and Hauwei already confirmed to be hosting their own events. Additionally, Nokia jumped in early with a pre-show event at MWC in 2011, so we may well see the Finnish company join the fray as well.