It is that time of the year again when HTC readies its 2010 roadmap and then people leak it. Last year as well, the same thing happened and we got to know about a lot of phones beforehand - after which they eventually made their debuts.

While the list this year isn't as expansive as last years, one key point to note is the increased dominance of Android OS in the line up. While last year's phones were mostly Windows Mobile powered, we are seeing a reversal of sorts with as many as five Android powered devices in the pipeline from HTC. On the Windows Mobile front, HTC is planning three devices.

The new phones that will see the light of the day are the HTC Bravo, The Legend, the Salsa, Tide, Buzz on the Android platform and The HTC Photon, Trophy and the Tera on the Windows Mobile platform.

The Bravo packs in a lot of processing power with the 1Ghz snapdragon processor it sports. It boasts of a 3.7 AMOLED touchscreen and 720P HD Video capture. This might just turn out to be the first Android device to boast of HD Video recording - if Samsung doesn't come up with a surprise. Slightly down the ladder will be the Legend which is likely to be positioned as a successor to the HTC Hero. Expect this one to make its landfall by March 2010. The HTC Salsa is a very thin smartphone directed at the mid range segment. It will come with a full QWERTY keyboard and will arrive by June 2010. The HTC Tide will arrive in April 2010 and it will feature both a keypad and touchscreen. The HTC Buzz will be similar to the existing Tattoo except that it will offer a larger display and an upgraded 5-megapixel camera.

Now, as we move on to Windows Mobile, we have the Photon that will come with a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera and a 600MHz Snapdragon processor. Next in line is the Trophy that will offer you lesser screen real estate and a five megapixel camera. Lastly, we have the Tero will come with a touchscreen, a slide/tilt QWERTY keyboard and a 3.2 megapixel camera.

As you might have noticed, it seems HTC too is now more interested in developing Android based devices rather than Windows Mobile, once it's only choice of OS. Will the arrival of Windows Mobile 7 sometime in 2010 change things

Posted by andhrastudents on Monday, December 07, 2009
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