If HTC’s trying to keep their device releases top-secret, they’re not doin’ a very good job. While individual leaks seem to be rare, they seem to be making a habit out of bundling up all their upcoming releases into one big presentation, which in turn leaks all over the internet. It happened right at the beginning of 2009 and, sure enough, it looks like the first half of 2010 has already been locked down and leaked out.
User B3ler3fonte of the infamous XDA-Devs forum managed to get his hands on a brochure that was presented to attendees of a meeting in Vienna way back in October. After a night of scanning, the document has found its way to the Interwebs.
HTC’s Leaked 2010 Roadmap:
Say hello to the followup to the HTC Magic/Hero, the Legend. The frame, which they’ve shaved down to 11.4mm, is completely metal. As the presence of the “chin” on the body indicates, it’ll be running Android — hopefully with HTC’s Sense UI. Down near the bottom will be an Optical Mouse. Look for this one around March 2010.
It’s HTC-Made, it’s apparently running Android – but surprise! No chin. The Salsa is a candybar QWERTY phone, coming in at a sickly-thin 8.6mm. Expect a bunch of pre-installed social networking features when it hits in June 2010.
Touchscreen yes.. keypad yes.. keyboard.. no? Is that a first for Android devices? It may well be. The Tide is another Android-based social-networking-focused handset. I’d imagine this one would come in relatively cheap when it launches in April 2010.
HTC just can’t get enough Android. The HTC Buzz seems to be a higher end version of the HTC Tattoo – they’ve kept the swappable covers, bumping the screen up to 3.2″ and the camera up to 5MP with autofocus and flash. Look for it around May 2010.
This is the beast of the bunch, the one thus far referred to by the rumor mill as “Passion” or “Dragon”.
We’ll let the specs do the talking: 1 Ghz, 720p video capture, 3.7″ WVGA AMOLED Screen, either 256 or 512 MB ram (brochure says 256, source says its been bumped up to 512 since), a 1400mAh battery. According to the brochure, it’s coming in April 2010.
WinMo 6.5, 3.2″ HVGA screen, 256MB RAM, 5MP camera, Snapdragon CPU clocked at 600Mhz. Look for it in April.
The Trophy looks to be HTC’s followup to 2009′s HTC Dash. QWERTY keypad, 5MP camera, 1400mAh battery. Oh, and that 3.0″ display? It’s a capacitive touch screen.
It’s like a Touch Pro 2 mini – albeit only slightly smaller. They’ve bumped the screen size down from 3.6″ to 3.0″, and loaded it with WinMo 6.5, 256MB of RAM, a 3.2 megapixel camera, and a 1300mAh battery. If the Touch Pro 2 was too big in your pocket or too heavy on your wallet, this one should be a little bit better on both fronts.