updated 01:05 pm EST, Mon January 12, 2009
2009 HTC phone lineup
HTC's upcoming phone list for 2009 has been leaked online, reports claim. Some 25 different devices are present on the list; prominent ones begin with the Topaz, a touchscreen-based phone branded for AT&T; it additionally appears to have basic music or calling buttons, as well as front- and rear-mounted cameras. The Willow W, meanwhile, is focused around a QWERTY keyboard, and may be slated to become known as the Excalibur or a 3G sequel to the T-Mobile Dash. Initial images, however, show a Sprint logo.
The Thoth, or Athena 2, is believed to be related to the Advantage, which is similar in concept to a netbook but retains a focus on cellular functions. The Rhodium may in fact be the Touch Pro HD, with a corresponding slide-out QWERTY keyboard, while the Whitestone W is similar in concept to the Topaz but with the addition of a kickstand for video watching.
Release dates and other key details of the phones remain unknown.