Earlier this week, HTC announced an event to be held next month where it plans to unveil the "next wave of HTC Innovation".
Speculation on what this company plans to reveal on May 6 are running rampant, and one name is coming up again and again: the HTC Diamond.
Rumors of this upcoming model have been around for quite some time, but details on it are very sketchy. According to unconfirmed reports, it might be an updated version of the HTC Touch, with a higher-resolution VGA display but still thinner than the current one.
HTC’s Dream Smartphone
Another device often spoken spoken about as possibly being unveiled next month is the HTC Dream, its first smartphone running the Android operating system.
Last fall, HTC’s CEO Peter Chou said this will be the the first Android device on the market, but its release isn’t scheduled until the second half of this year.
The Dream supposedly will be 3 inches wide, 5 inches long, and not very thick. It will have a touchscreen that swivels to one side to expose a landscape-oriented keyboard. The display switches from portrait to landscape mode when the keyboard is opened.
The image at left appeared briefly on the BBC a while back.
Android is a open-source, Linux-based operating system currently being put together by a group of companies with Google at the head. Many of its applications are likely to tie into Google’s services, like Gmail and Google Maps.