A list of upcoming HTC smartphones has appeared on the Web, apparently giving the world an overview of products scheduled for the first half of next year.
This includes a mix of models running Google Android and Microsoft Windows Mobile, as well as a range of sizes and shapes.
Unlike this company’s current models with large touchscreens, this one will have an optical joystick.
It will supposedly run Android 2.0 on a 1 GHz processor from Qualcomm. On top of this will be the HTC Sense user interface.
The Bravo’s 5.0 MPx camera will be able to record 720p high-definition video.
This HTC smartphone is expected to hit the market in April.
HTC is reportedly prepping a second model with a relatively large display and a tablet shape with no keyboard. The HTC Photon’s resistive touchscreen will be somewhat smaller though: 3.2 inches and a resolution of just HVGA.
It will allegedly run Windows Mobile 6.5 on a 600 MHz processor. This model will have a 5 MPx camera and a 1300 mAh battery.
The Photon is also scheduled to be released in April.
The Buzz will supposedly be another tablet model sporting a 3.2-inch display, but this one will have a QVGA capacitive touchscreen and run Android with the HTC Sense UI.
This entry-level level model will have a 528 MHz processor, 5 megapixel camera with flash, and a 1,200 mAh battery.
This smartphone will hit the market in May.
Windows Mobile fans should be pleased to learn that there will be a follow-up to the HTC Touch Pro2. Code-named the Tera, this will have a slide-and-tilt touchscreen like its predecessor, with a landscape-oriented keyboard.
Not all the news is good: the size of this display is reportedly being reduced to 3.0 inches, though it will stay at the WVGA resolution.
This Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro smartphone will reportedly have a 600 MHz processor, 3.2 MPx camera, and a 3.5 mm headset jack.
April is the month the Tera is expected to debut.
The Trophy will have a tablet shape, but with a small hardware keyboard fixed below its 3.0-inch VGA touchscreen.
It will run Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro on a 600 MHz processor, and include a 5.0 megapixel camera.
The Trophy is scheduled for release in May.
The design used by the Trophy is a popular one, and is used by a wide variety of smartphones. However, the upcoming HTC device code-named the Salsa will apparently be the first Android-powered model to use it. Its design will include a 2.6-inch QVGA touchscreen, D-pad, and a four-row keyboard.
This device will also sport a 3.2 MPx camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, 528 MHz processor, and 1100 mAh battery.
It will reportedly debut in June.
The Tide will be another model with a popular design that has not yet been used on an Android-based device. This will be what’s often called a “candybar” phone, with a numberpad below its display. Unlike most that have the form factor, it will have a QVGA touchscreen, though.
The Tide is reportedly going to offer a 3.2 megapixel camera, 528 MHz processor, 3.5 mm headset jack, and an 1130 mAh battery.
It is scheduled for release in April.
It will supposedly have other things in common with its predecessors, too, like a 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen and 5 MPx camera. It will have a faster processor, though: 600 MHz.
This smartphone will hit the market in March, making it the first of all these rumored models to be released.
Despite their various shapes and the different operating systems, these models will have some things in common. According to the leaked product descriptions, all will have mobile broadband, Wi-Fi b/g, and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, for example.
In addition, they will also sport microSD card slots and GPS receivers.
However, not all will have 3.5 mm headset jacks. Some will still use HTC’s alternate version of the mini-USB port for audio.