And just like that, our hopes for a dual-core 1.5 GHz HTC HD3 are shattered. Qualcomm has just announced that their dual-core 1.5 GHz chips will not ship until very late in Q4 which means that they will not make their way into consumer products until late 2011. The 1.2 GHz processors from Qualcomm will be showing up a lot sooner, though early Q1 of 2011 is most likely the soonest we will see them on the market.
At this point, it’s hard to say what processor the rumored HTC HD3 will feature. There are other dual-core processors available from other manufacturers, but based on HTC’s history of using Qualcomm processors in their phones, it’s highly unlikely that they will be changing that relationship any time soon.