HTC Desire 2 image spotted?
Nexus One Mini-lookalike also China-bound
The HTC 2011 roadmap may be leaking before our eyes with images surfacing which suggest the Desire-makers could be working on a Desire 2 and a button-less smartphone.
Pocketnow stumbled across the images that show a handset which appears to sport a front facing camera, more rounded edges than previous HTC devices and a redesigned ear piece.
Another picture shows a button-less device with Verizon and HTC branding. The latest find closely follows an image found in the files of a recent update to HTC Sync, and while this could of course be the work of some Photoshop trickery, it seems odd to have included the branding.
Pocketnow had also stumbled across a further image that they initially suspected could be a Nexus One Mini-style smartphone, but the device has since been spotted on HTC's Chinese website under the model name A3380.
The mid-range smartphone which looks set to be launched through China Mobile, runs on Android 2.2 and boasts Wi-Fi, GPS and a 2.8-inch QVGA screen with 240x320 pixel resolution.
Button-less smartphones have been talked about for some time, and it is believed that Steve Jobs initially wanted the iPhone to follow that very design format. Judging from these images (if they turn out to be the real deal), the Cupertino company are not the only ones thinking of ditching the buttons.