HTC Portfolio for 1H 2010 Revealed

HTC-LegendOver on XDA developers there’s an interesting thread that reveals upcoming phones for the 1st half of next year. Included in the set of phones are five Android based phones along with three devices running Windows Phone. Pocketnow wonder why only 3 windows phone’s were only mentioned and suggest it could be related to a second half 2010 release of Windows Mobile 7.

From the XDA thread we read that HTC has four categories of phone which includes Design / Lifestyle, Social, Performance, Productivity.


Two phones listed in this category which are the HTC Legend and HTC Salsa.


The social category also brings two phones which are called the HTC Tide and HTC Buzz.


The performance category gets one phone called the HTC Bravo.


The final category called Productivity gets three phones called the HTC Photon, HTC Trophy and HTC Tera.

Running Windows Mobile 6.5 will be the Tera, Trophy and Photon while the Android based phones will be the Legend, Salsa, Bravo, Tide and Buzz.

HTC Legend

HTC-LegendThe HTC Legend is an Android based phone that follows on from the Dream and has a metalic frame, measures 11.4mm and has HTC Sense loaded for the UI. An interesting feature on the Legend is the clickable optical mouse where the regular trackball would normally be found on a device.

Specifications show that the HTC Legend will be capable of 7.2MBps downloads, have a 3.2 inch AMOLED display that has capacitive touch capabilities, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera, 802.11b/g wireless networking, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, GPS, microSD slot and a processor running at 600MHz. Also the usual compass, accelerometers and regular software are built in. The Legend should be arriving March 2010.

HTC Salsa

HTC-SalsaThe HTC Salsa probably reminds you of a Blackberry in that there is a smaller screen up above with a full QWERTY keyboard below. The phone measures just 8.6mm in thickness and has support for social networking. The Salsa is also an Android based phone set to arrive June 2010.

Specifications show that the HTC Salsa has a 2.6 inch touchscreen in landscape along with the QWERTY keyboard underneath, wireless 802.11b/g, GPS, microSD, a 3.2 megapixel camera and an 1100mAh battery.

HTC Tide

HTC-TideThe HTC Tide is a phone designed for social networking that also runs the Android OS. The phone is set to be launched in April 2010 and features the regular Wireless functions along with GPS, Bluetooth and a 2.68 inch screen.

Overall, the phone looks quite a nice addition to the Android family. Below the screen is a regular numeric keypad allowing text and messages to be written also.

HTC Buzz

HTC-BuzzThe HTC Buzz was described by XDA developers as being the ancestor of the HTC Tattoo. To customise the phone the covers can be replaced for different designs and colours. The phone is also an Android based phone and it has a 3.2 inch screen along with a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus.

The 3.2 inch screen is capacitive and other features include wireless at 802.11b/g along with Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, GPS, microSD card slot and the 5 megapixel camera also supports face tagging.

HTC Bravo

HTC-BravoThe HTC Bravo falls in to the performance category and is one of the phones to look out for next year due to it’s excellent specs. The CPU is a Snapdragon QSD 8250 running at 1GHz (just like the HD2), it can capture video in HD format at 720p. It has a 3.7 inch AMOLED screen along with 256MB of RAM (which according to XDA thread starter might be bumped up to 512MB). A 16GB microSD card is also to be found and it runs HTC Sense on top of the Android OS it runs.

The HTC Bravo will be one of the bigger names next year and will compete with Sony Ericsson’s X10 and no doubt several other phones. It is scheduled to arrive in April 2010.

The three remaining phones are the Windows Mobile 6.5 phones, Photon, Trophy and Tera which follow on in some ways to the phones listed above of course running Windows Mobile. Each of the Windows Mobile phones are scheduled for launch around April and May next year.

Full details of the phones along with more images can be found at XDA Developers.

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