May 21, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
That HTC high-end phone with a physical keyboard that you’ve been asking about? It might actually be in the pipeline. A number of codenames for HTC phones were tipped in an alleged internal document, and one of those names – the HTC Vision – had additional information tipped from a website device profile. The Vision is said to have an 800×480 pixel resolution and a physical keyboard, suggesting that it’s a device with both a large touchscreen and slide-out keyboard.
The HTC Vision sounds like an HTC Desire with a QWERTY keyboard, something that a lot of people would go for. We’ve already seen with the Cliq, Droid, and G1 that people really want their physical keyboards, so the current generation of high-end phones like the HTC Desire and EVO simply don’t fit the bill for people who refuse to rely on touch-screen-only phones.
Tweakers.net discovered the device profile and says the phone will run Android, but I’m not seeing where he pulled that particular bit of information from. However, HTC Benelux director Mark Moons told tweakers that HTC is developing a QWERTY Android phone. For now, cross your fingers and hope you’ll get to upgrade to something new by the time the early adopters contracts come up for renewal in October.
[Tweakers.net [Translated from Dutch]]