Many of the details of two upcoming models from HTC have leaked out. One will be a mid-range smartphone with a keyboard, while the second will be an entry-level device. Both will run Android OS 2.2.
The HTC Lexikon is going to have a 3.8-inch, 800 x 480 (WVGA) display, according to an unofficial report. It will also have some form of physical keyboard, but the exact design of this model is not yet known.
It may be a slider — it has been suggested that the Lexikon is going to be a version of the HTC Vision (pictured at right), which is expected to be released as the T-Mobile G2. Both models will supposedly have similar specifications.
The Lexikon will run Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) on an 800 MHz processor, and sport 512 MB of RAM, according to the leaked description. HTC Sense 1.6 will overlay the standard user interface.
It will also allegedly include a 5 megapixel camera and 4 GB of internal storage.
Given its specifications, the second model, the HTC Bee, will apparently be a low-cost smartphone.
It reportedly have a 3.2-inch 320 x 240 (QVGA) display. Nothing else is known about its exterior design. it could resemble the HTC Aria, which also has a 3.2-inch screen though at double the resolution.
The Bee will run Android OS 2.2 on a 528 MHz processor with 384 MB of RAM. It will also use the HTC Sense UI.
This smartphone will supposedly include a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera, a 2 GB microSD card, and a 1300 mAh battery.
All the other specifications of these devices remains a mystery.
So far, there has been no word on when either the HTC Lexikon or the HTC Bee will be released, or in what countries they will be available in.