HTC Legend gets pictured: 2010 replacement to HTC Hero

Another device from HTC's leaked 2010 roadmap has shown up in a better quality image, and this time it's the HTC Legend.  The spiritual successor to the popular HTC Hero, the Legend matches the Hero's screen size and resolution – 3.2-inches and HVGA – but uses an AMOLED panel instead.  It also has Android 2.x as standard, with the latest version of HTC's People and Footprints apps.

Under the hood there's a slightly faster, 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor and dualband WCDMA/HSPA (900/2100), along with quadband GSM/EDGE.  The camera remains at 5-megapixels but gains an LED flash, while there's 512MB of flash memory and 256MB of RAM.

The battery is a 1,300mAh pack and there's the usual WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, GPS/A-GPS and a digital compass.  We're pleased to see the distinctive Android "chin" also makes an appearance, though the trackball has been replaced by an optical mouse and the buttons streamlined.  HTC's ExtUSB port has also been dropped in favor of a microUSB, too.  We're expecting to see talk of the HTC Legend at Mobile World Congress in February next year.