We’ve been pestering HTC for a hardware-QWERTY blessed high end Android smartphone for some time now, and that needling might have come to fruition. Mention of the HTC Vision – along with the HTC LED and HTC Glacier – has been found buried in the company’s website, complete with a profile that basically sounds like the HTC Desire only with a hardware ‘board.
Assuming that’s the only main difference, that would leave the Vision with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, capacitive touchscreen and HTC Sense, along with what’s likely to be a 5- to 8-megapixel autofocus camera. The handset is unlikely to arrive as the Vision, however, that being an internal codename.
What would remain to be seen is whether the Vision would run Android 2.1, as with HTC’s current line-up, or the newer Android 2.2 Froyo officially announced yesterday at Google IO. The company has said that it is working on the new version for “future devices” while confirming that 2010 model year Android devices would also likely get a 2.2 upgrade.
[via Unwired View]