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Mystery of HTC Windows Phone 7

One of HTC’s Windows Phone 7 devices has finally been spotted today in a leak tonight from an anonymous source.Well well, what do we have here? A mysterious HTC device which will run on the Windows Phone 7 operating system….

he smartphone is typical of HTC’s current hardware with a 1GHz processor and an eight-megapixel camera, and is using a 3.7-inch Sony Super LCD in place of the now scarce AMOLED screen. As HTC had warned, Engadget notes, the phone isn’t using any traditional instance of Sense UI that could be seen.

A candybar slate from HTC with a 3.7-inch SLCD and 1GHz Snapdragon processor — sounds about right for the Desire, but this little puppy is actually running Windows Phone 7 (presumably a developer build, given the apps catalog). According to our tipster, the three buttons under the screen are touch-sensitive à la Nexus One, the camera boasts 8 megapixels of memory retention, and the “hardware is ready.

The phone is slightly different in shape versus HTC’s recent batch of devices, but its primary change is a set of WP7-specific, touch-sensitive buttons below the display. Its true identity isn’t known, but it may be the rumored Spark. A launch is most likely for the fall, as HTC has already confirmed itself as a WP7 launch partner.

It seems that HTC is currently talking to Verizon concerning the release of this phone Stateside, but until something official comes out, you might just want to enjoy the mystery device as it is.

” What you’re not seeing, however, is any sign of skinning — no Sense on this one, we’re afraid. The company is apparently in talks with two US carriers, including Verizon (we’d presume Sprint given the CDMA connection, but we’ve no insight here). Are we looking at the rumored VZW-bound HTC Spark from June? Unfortunately we can’t confirm anything at this point, so for now, just enjoy the tantalizing snapshots.

Resources :engadget.com,electronista.com,ubergizmo.com

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