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HTC's 2010 Roadmap Leaked

If you're a big HTC fan, well then Christmas has come early for you. Not sure how it happened, but HTC's 2010 portfolio for the first half of the year has been leaked to the web, with images and specific details of at least eight new mobile phones.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

If you're a big HTC fan, well then Christmas has come early for you. Not sure how it happened, but HTC's 2010 portfolio for the first half of the year has been leaked to the web, with images and specific details of at least eight new mobile phones.

Excited?

Supposedly these phones were announced at a meeting in Vienna back in October, and some outlets are reporting the names of up to twenty possible new models. If those are true, they're probably for the whole near, not just the first half. Here's a quick rundown of what we've seen so far, as the recently leaked phones have been divided up among four categories:

Design/Lifestyle

  • Legend: Successor to the HTC Hero; 11.4mm-metallic frame; clickable optical mouse; 5-megapixel autofocus digital camera; to be released in March
  • Salsa: 8.6mm-frame; 2.6-inch touchscreen; a full QWERTY keyboard; Google Android OS; Qualcomm MSM7225 at 528 MHz chipset; 3.2-megapixel camera; FM radio; to be released in June

Performance

  • Bravo: 3.7-inch touchscreen; 5-megapixel HD autofocus camera with flash (capable of recording 720p video too); 256MB RAM and 512MB internal flash memory; Android OS; 16 GB microSD memory card included; a 1,400mAh battery; to be released in April

Social

  • Buzz: 3.2-inch touchscreen; Android OS; 256MB RAM and 512MB internal flash memory; 5-megapixel autofocus camera with flash and face tagging; uses replaceable covers for more versatile design; to be released in May
  • Tide: Standard numeric keyboard; 2.68-inch touchscreen; Android OS; 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera; 3.5mm audio jack; Qualcomm MSM7225 at 528MHz chipset; to be released in April

Productivity

  • Photon: 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen; Qualcomm MSM7227 at 600MHz chipset; Windows Mobile 6.5; 5-megapixel autofocus camera; to be released in April
  • Tera: 3-inch slide/tilt touchscreen display; a full QWERTY keyboard; Windows Mobile 6.5; 3.2-megapixel camera; Motion G-sensor; to be released in April
  • Trophy: 3-inch VGA touchscreen; a full QWERTY keyboard; Windows Mobile 6.5; Qualcomm MSM7227 at 600MHz; 5-megapixel autofocus camera; to be released in May

Boy Genius Report has a full gallery. Most all of them come with special application features like Facebook, Flickr, Google Mobile Services and Microsoft Exchange e-mail, depending on the OS. Interesting to see that all of the "Productivity" phones will run on Windows Mobile and not on Android.

And being the sole "Performance" model with a lot details to back that title up, the Bravo seems to be generating the most buzz and praise already.

Any of these pique your interest?

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