Slides have appeared at an Android forum depicting a whole slew of HTC phones for next year. The phones are exclusively Android and Windows Mobile 6.5 devices, and are divided into four categories: Design/Lifestyle, Social, Performance and Productivity.
Some highlights before you click through to the full list of slides at Engadget Mobile (pix in the gallery below):
Design/Lifestyle 'Legend', a possible successor to the HTC Hero is a super slender tablet touchscreen with clickable optical pad (bye bye trackball?), five-meg cam with autofocus, and a high-spec 3.2-inch AMOLED display.
We're also intrigued by the look of 'Salsa' - an Android-powered QWERTY candybar that looks like it really wants to take on the BlackBerry Bold 9700.
Social 'Buzz' is the new Tattoo, maybe. You can change backplates like the HTC Tattoo, but unlike the Tattoo, you've got a nice five-meg cam with autofocus and a flash... which suggests this baby is running Android 2.0 (or 2.1 if those rumours are true).
Performance An aptly named category indeed. 'Bravo' is that HTC phone that finally packs the 1Ghz Snapdragon processor last seen in the WinMo-powered (yet admittedly awesome) HTC HD2. The rest of its specs are mighty fine too - high quality video with DivX support, 720o video recording, five-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, plus a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen. Best part? Available in April.
Productivity Funnily (or not), this category is entirely WinMo phones. There's a Touch Pro2-lookin' one, a stylish Touch Diamond2-esque touch-screen, and our fave, the 'Trophy' which could be a Palm Pixi contender - three-inch VGA capacitive screen above a full QWERTY, with a 600Mhz chip.
It's all very exciting, and we can't wait to see what's true and what's not. After all, these slides seem real - the question is, which phones got approved for mass production?