Woah! Thank heavens for HTC. Here we had Nokia and Microsoft announcing nothing, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson and BlackBerry dishing up their goodies before Mobile World Congress even started, leaving us wondering if we'd see any of the big hitters actually announcing any unexpected new handsets during MWC 2011 at all.
Well, scrap all that, cos HTC has just filled its boots and then some with a truckload of new devices, with no fewer than six new devices, including not only the company's debut tablet but also that pair of Facebook phones we swore would never appear.
We'll be giving you the details on all the new faces shortly, but here's a quick run-down:
HTC Flyer: a whopping 1.5GHz CPU, a 7in screen, and that surprise Android 2.4 Gingerbread release we heard about recently.
HTC Salsa and ChaCha: the former with a 3.4in screen and the latter with a QWERTY keyboard and 2.6in screen, these are HTC's Facebook phones. They're not branded as such, but do have a dedicated FB button. (HTC ChaCha specs, HTC Salsa specs)
HTC Desire S: like everyone else seemingly, HTC is obsessed with the letter S, sticking it on the end of new fewer than three of its new blowers. The Desire S is a surprisingly modest upgrade over the original Desire, with a new aluminium unibody and no optical button to boot. (HTC Desire S specs)
HTC Incredible S: the new range-topper has a 4in screen, 1GHz processor and a whole host of high-end features to help it live up to its optimistic title. (HTC Incredible specs)
HTC Wildfire S: we expected an update to the popular Wildfire, and we got one. A better screen, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Bluetooth 3.0 support are among the new features on board. (HTC Wildfire S specs)
Stay tuned for more on HTC's new faces live from MWC!