updated 03:40 pm EST, Wed February 22, 2012
May hint at launch of consolidated "One" family
HTC has dropped hint that it officially may be announcing five new devices at its Mobile World Congress event on Sunday. The phone maker has popped the silhouette of a handset on its Facebook wall with the number five emblazoned across its screen. Below, HTC offers the cryptic message that "this Sunday you’ll discover something fast."
HTC, whose profits have slipped by 25 percent in recent months, has acknowledged recently that it may have flooded the market with too many models and variants. The "5" could reference a consolidation of offerings in the future.
Two phones most likely on the list are the One V and One XL. The One V is expected to be powered by a 1GHz processor and sport a 3.7-inch display and five-megapixel camera. The One XL could be a replacement for the Sensation XL. Two other candidates are the One X and One S. The One X is expected to run Android 4.0 on a large 4.7-inch HD display. Little is known about the One S other than it might be powered by a dual-core processor. What the fifth device might be is still subject to speculation.