HTC is supposedly prepping a smartphone with the feature set many have been looking for: a high-end model with Google’s Android OS and a sliding keyboard. The HTC Vision will supposedly be a version of the HTC Droid Incredible with a physical keyboard.
The company makes a number of advanced models running Google’s operating system, and it also makes a number of models with sliding keyboards, but so far it has yet to bring those two together. According to unconfirmed information, this will soon change.
Not many of the specifications for the HTC Vision have leaked out so far — all that’s known is that it will include a WVGA display and a physical keyboard. Still, these clues are enough to suggest a great deal about this model.
For example, every WVGA model that HTC has released this year has had a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen. And all this company’s recent smartphones with this display resolution have sported a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It’s therefore likely the Vision will include these features, too.
The leaked specifications indicate that the device will be based on the Android OS, but did not say which version. Most current models are running Android OS 2.1, but version 2.2 debuted this week.
The information on the HTC Vision leaking out of its creator did not say anything about when it will be released, or in what geographical regions it will be available in.