Rumor Mill: HTC to debut new smartphone Sept. 15

HTC scheduled a media event in London Sept. 15, and the announcement has set off a flurry of speculation about what new device or devices the vendor might unveil.

The Taiwanese smartphone marker--which took the No. 8 global handset position in the second quarter, according to Gartner--did not give any indication in its invitation as to the nature of its announcement. Not surprisingly, that didn't stop tech bloggers across the Web from reading the tea leaves.

According to Engadget, which cited an image on HTC's invitation, the announcement could be about the HTC Desire HD. The Android-powered device is rumored to have a 4.3-inch screen, 8-megapixel camera and 720p HD video recording capabilities.

Another possibility is that HTC might unveil T-Mobile USA's first HSPA+ smartphone, which is rumored to launch in September. That device, which is being called the Vision, is rumored to run Android and sport a slide-out Qwerty keyboard. The fact that the event is taking place in London seems to dampen the prospects for that device, however.

Finally, there are rumors that HTC might debut its first Windows Phone 7 device. Microsoft's latest platform is set to debut in Europe this fall.

An HTC spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

For more:
- see this Engadget post
- see this Electronista post
- see this IntoMobile post
- see this TMoNews post

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