So the motherload of leaks has been opened. The poster on XDA has decided to share with the world 8 new HTC devices that are to come out within quarters 1 and 2 of 2010.
From what I understand, someone got their hands on a brochure from an event where HTC presents their new devices to a manufacturer for them to look at and hopefully bid on picking up different devices (hence why in some images you will see TMobiles name, it does NOT mean that T-Mobile is getting the devices necessarily, just that this was T-Mobile’s brochure to take home).
His English isn’t the best but from what it seems he is saying that HTC will categorize their new phones into 4 categories:
Within these categories there are a few phones each (some Windows Mobile and some Android):
He then even goes as far as to post some pictures and specs sheets for each phone, I’ll go through them, real quick. Keep in mind that these are HTC’s codenames so the name of the device can change when and if it comes to the States (aka the Bravo could be the Dragon/Passion or even PassionC when it comes to a CDMA network, ehem):
Very slim Android device that resembles the Hero (this could be the Hero sequel we’ve heard about?). Â Here’s the specs he shows:
This is a Dash shaped Android device, has a smart QWERTY keyboard underneath the touch screen. Heres the specs:
The Tide is an Android touchscreen candybar phone with a regular 9 digit keypad. It comes preloaded with all the networking sites software (hence being under the Social category). Specs:
This is another Android social phone like the Tide but full touchscreen. Specs:
So this is the HTC Passion/Dragon we’ve been hearing about. And I know your going to scream “Its the Bravo, everyone is so wrong saying the Dragon/Passion” and well we’re not wrong, yet…
This phone definitely looks like the phone we had pictured a while back that I said was DEFINITELY called the Passion and it just might still be. As with almost all HTC phones, HTC calls them one thing and then gives them different names as they goto different markets and carriers. So Bravo for HTC could still very well be called the Passion on Verizon and Dragon on T-Mobile or any combination of other names, so just because it is called Bravo on the HTC spec sheet does NOT mean it is not still coming as the Passion or some other name here in the US.
ALSO, the Passion MIGHT be the GooglePhone we have heard rumors of as well (wouldn’t be on this list since even though it will most likely be made by HTC it will be licensed to Google and produced as a Google manufactured phone). Just so we are all aware AND AGAIN SPECULATION, BUT JUST WANTED TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT THIS DOES NOT DISCOUNT ANY OTHER RUMORS AT THIS POINT SO RELAX!
Anyway, on to the phone of your Android dreams lol
If you have been following the stories on the Passion/Dragon you’ll already be aware that the rumor was that it would be an HD2 with Android for the most part and according to this guy at XDA and the spec sheets he provided, that is pretty damn close to what it will be. I’ll shut up and show you the specs now:
The Photon begins the Productivity category, which seems to be HTCs way of saying Windows Mobile 6.5.
Snap/Dash style Windows Mobile 6.5 device.
Tera seems way too similar to the Touch Pro2 by the way, but here are the specs:
Here is the original post on XDA-Developers: