I'm consigning this one to "wait and see" for now, but I'd be surprised if this remarkable HTC roadmap leak isn't largely on the money...
Posted on the forums in PPCGeeks late yesterday was supposedly every HTC smartphone the company plans to release in 2009. No less than 25 potential models were posted by user 'Arlen' from their apparent Suzho, China location and amongst the glut were some noticeable highlights.
While each is to their own, I'd shine a light on the HTC 'Hero' (its second Android offering), three variants of the 'Topaz' which is an updated Touch Diamond, the 'Jasper C' which appears to be an new Touch Pro and the 'Rhodium' and 'Tungsten' which look like physical keyboard equipped variants of the Touch HD. Meanwhile, the famously huge Athena gets a refresh in the shape of the 'Thoth'.
Should this line-up be correct (even if I suspect HTC will produce even more models than this) then there is one minor disappointment: the lack of Android models. It had been rumoured HTC would produce a near even split of Windows Mobile and Android based smartphones in 2009 but from this posting that's clearly a wildly optimistic pipedream.
Expect specifications and release timeframes to now start leaking out thick and fast on this quarter century (!) of devices.