Default [Discussion] HTC First a test build for the Desire 601?

Guys...and galls. I hope yall know about the new desire series from htc? well reading up on some specs. The New desire 601 is pretty much an htc first...it is similarly built. just slightly different design. running a newer android version. but hardware wise its another snapdragon 400 with an adreno 305.

Anyone think that the first was meant to be a flop to simply test peoples reactions to the hardware..lag and such?
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