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Eight new phones in HTC Product Roadmap for 2010

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HTC Product Portfolio

Saturday, the 2010 Product Roadmap for HTC surfaced on the internet. What we saw were pictures provided from a brochure that was handed out in Vienna, Austria in October. What it included was eight new phones with pictures and specs for all (though they are subject to change:

HTC categorized their phones into four different categories (also listed what OS they have):

  1. Design and Lifestyle
    • Legend(Android)
    • Salsa(Android)
  2. Social
    • Tide(Android)
    • Buzz(Android)
  3. Performance
    • Bravo(Android)
  4. Productivity
    • Photon(Windows Mobile 6.5)
    • Trophy(Windows Mobile 6.5)
    • Tera(Windows Mobile 6.5)

Now we’ll go in order with specs. Starting with the Legend.

The Legend is the successor to the HTC Hero with a thickness of 11.4mm and a metallic frame. It is loaded with HTC Sense and has a centralized bottom optical mouse for navigation. It is slated for a March 2010 release. It has a 3.2″ touch screen with a 5 megapixel camera. The special features listed on the brochure are:
[QUOTE] Compass, S-Sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, MicroUSB, FM radio, Optical Mouse, Microsoft Exchange e-mail, Facebook, FlickR, Twitter and Friendstream built-in, Google Mobile Services[/QUOTE]

HTC Legend

Next in line is the Salsa, the other design and lifestyle phone. It is only 8.6mm thick featuring a stylish and slim QWERTY keyboard. The Salsa is also good for social networking with sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Features a 2.6″ touchscreen capable display with a 3.2 megapixel camera. The Salsa is stated to be coming out in June 2010 Special features listed on the brochure are as follows.
[QUOTE]FM Radio, 3.5mm audio jack, G-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, 4-row QWERTY keypad, Microsoft Exchange e-mail, Facebook, FlickR, Twitter and Friendstream built-in, Google Mobile Services[/QUOTE]

HTC Salsa

Onto the “Social” phones, we start with the HTC Tide. The Tide features a 2.68-inch touchscreen and is 13mm thick. It also comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus. As with the Salsa, the Tide will be a great social phones with native apps for IM and browsing through friends FlickR accounts. The Tide is said to be released in April 2010. Special features include:
[QUOTE]3.5mm audio jack, G-Sensor, 12-keypad, Facebook, FlickR, Twitter, Microsoft Exchange, Google Mobile Services, HTC Widgets, Footprints V1.5, Friendstream[/QUOTE]

HTC Tide

Next in the Social class is the Buzz. The HTC Buzz has a nice 3.2-inch touchscreen and a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, autoflash, and face tagging. It gives you the capability of switching face covers to match your mood. Coming in May 2010, the Buzz’s special features are:
[QUOTE]3.5mm audio jack, G-Sensor, FM Radio, Application sharing, Twitter, FlickR, Facebook, HTC Sense, Google mobile Services, Microsoft Exchange e-mail[/QUOTE]

HTC Buzz

Now to the sole phone of the Performance series, the Bravo. The Bravo was rumored with many different names such as the Passion or Dragon. Its listing as a performance phone is rightly fitting. The Bravo sports a 1GHz CPU, a 3.7-inch touchscreen, capable of HD 720p Video, and included is a 16gb MicroSD card. This beast is slated for arrival in April 2010. Special features of this already unique phone are:
[QUOTE]Compass, G-Sensor, Proximity, 3.5mm audio jack, MicroUSB, FM radio, Search button, Optical Joystick, DivX, Dobly, Facebook, FlickR, Twitter, Microsoft Exchange, Google Mobile Services [/QUOTE]

HTC Bravo

Onto the final series, the Productivity series, also the only phones that don’t have Android OS on them but instead Windows Mobile 6.5. First up is the Photon. It sports a 3.2-inch touchscreen with a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus. As with the Bravo, it comes out in April 2010. Special features include:
[QUOTE]Motion G-Sensor, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, MicroUSB, Straight Talk Lite, People, TouchFLO 3D, Business Card Scanner, Facebook, Twitter[/QUOTE]

HTC Photon

Almost done, only two more to go. First of the remaining two is the HTC Trophy. With a March 2010 release date, it has a 3-inch touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard, and a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus. Special features include:
[QUOTE]Motion G-sensor, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, MicroUSB, Straight Talk Lite, People, TouchFLO 3D, Super Search, Business Card Scanner[/QUOTE]

HTC Trophey

Last but not least is the HTC Tera. The Tera includes a slide up QWERTY keypad, a 3-inch touchscreen, and a 3.2 megapixel camera. With an April 2010 release date, its special features are:
[QUOTE]Motion G-sensor, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, MicroUSB, Straight Talk Lite, People, TouchFLO 3D, Business Card Scanner, Auto Speaker Phone[/QUOTE]

HTC Tera

Well, to save you the torture of having to read any more, I’l leave with something short. Though the phones and their specs look cool, they are subject to change so don’t hold Gadgetell responsible for any inaccuracies in these pictures. And maybe rethink getting a new phone right now, wait a few months for these.

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  1. I like Bravo. HTC always comes up with new models. HTC touch cruise is also a new model. HTC Touch Cruise is a smart GPS phone. It has all basic features like bluetooth, camera, wi-fi etc. The display is very bright. The qwerty keyboard is very comfortable fro typing. The GPS capabilities of this phone are amazing. The phone is not worth for the price. For more details refer http://www.gsmcellulars.com/htc-touch-cruise-a-phone-for-deep-pockets.html

    daniel84
  2. And Who will the carriers be?

    carlos
  3. DEAR SIR:
    WHY YOU DONT ADD FLASH TO YOUR MOBILE FOR DARK AREA OR NIGHT ? PHOTOS

    saeed khateeb
  4. Unfortunately, I did not take these photos. These photos are scans of the brochure that was handed out in Vienna, Austria. I did not have this brochure in my possession either.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Greg Billetdeaux