The HTC Vigor
could make its official debut in early October, with the news that HTC UK is sending out invites for a "press conference and party" on October 6. While the company has told us it cannot confirm details about the event - and asked that we not mention where in London it will take place - the language indicates this will be another of the company's high-profile public events.
Saved for the firm's more significant launches, and usually announced at the HTC UK Facebook page
, these parties give would-be buyers a chance to play with new smartphones well ahead of retail availability. Although the early October timeline could indicate Windows Phone 7 related news, the fact that HTC has already announced its new Mango-based line-up suggests it's Android that's on the cards.
Most likely candidate, then, is the HTC Vigor, which is expected to see the company debut a 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 HD-capable display. Running what's believed to be the same 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor as in the new Sensation XE
, in addition to an 8-megapixel main camera, the Vigor has been described to Android Community as the first HTC handset to include Beats Audio in its design "from the ground up."
To be clear, we're talking about a European version of the Vigor, seeing as that specific handset is expected to be a Verizon CDMA model.
Reader Carl suggests it could be the European HTC Bass
that HTC is revealing, though that handset is expected to be unveiled in the US tomorrow.