So I see someone (namely justincredible) asked: “How many phones has HTC released in the UK this year?” on the discussion board this morning. Any excuse for a list, man. They’re right up there with pie charts, for my money.
He further asks if the total is “More than 12?” I’m going to go out on a limb and say: “Uhm, probably.” Almost certainly, if we’re including both Android and Windows Phone 7 releases. In fact, I won’t be surprised if we make 15. Ready?
Ok, so, rewinding back to Mobile World Congress we had all those “S” upgrades, and a couple of Facebook phones. So that’s the:
Phew. That’s five already and we’re only at February. Presumably we’re not counting the HTC Flyer, since it’s a tablet.
Following the rather lackluster showing at Mobile World Congress, we started hearing whispers of a dual-core powerhouse called the HTC Pyramid. Of course, we now know it as the:
The original HTC Sensation landed in May, and five months later we’ve been treated to two variants, one with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, and the other with a monstrous 4.7in display. They are the:
That’s us up to eight then. I think we might just do this…
Sticking with Android and the upper end of the spectrum (see what I did there?), there’s this autostereoscopic fellow:
- HTC Evo 3D (don’t get me started on 3D)
And at the lower end we have what’s essentially another Wildfire variant, along with a purple warrior that was initially touted as a phone for ladies before HTC realised that probably wasn’t going to be a particularly effective marketing tactic, what with “equal rights” and all that nonsense. Women. Anyway, two more:
How many is that? Eleven? Here comes Windows Phone 7 to help us break the dirty dozen.
The HTC 7 Pro was one of the few Windows Phone 7 handsets released this year in the pre-Mango era. It’s a bit like an HTC Desire Z with WP7 on board. Sort of.
And speaking of Mango, HTC is undeterred by Nokia’s imminent arrival on the WP7 scene, and has played its cards early with another 4.7in beast, and a, uhm, slightly average 3.7in variant. Check it:
There you go. That’s 14 HTC handsets this year alone. Corpus Christi. And even if I’ve missed one or two, at least we know it’s more than 12, right justincredible?