HTC hasn't been in the headlines much since it's announcement of the T-Mobile G2 a few months back. However, things might be changing as we are starting to see more of their unused codenames pop up in various places. The last appearance of such a name is the "HTC Scorpion" which was found under GameLoft's compatible device list for Let's Golf 2 HD.
If rumor is true, the device will feature a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and should be running the latest version of Android upon release.
Hopefully this is just a glimpse into what we can expect to see from HTC come January at CES, who has been more than "quietly brilliant" over the past few months.