Verizon HTC Android QWERTY world-phone tipped for 2011 launch

August 8, 2010
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Verizon's next HTC Android smartphone has turned up in the wild, with AndroidGuys scoring images of the QWERTY slider.  Currently unnamed, the handset is said to have a 4-inch touchscreen and a 1.2GHz processor; of course there's also a four-row keyboard for easier text entry.

Interestingly, the handset is also a so-called world phone, including both CDMA and GSM radios for use on Verizon's network in the US and - going by the SIM installed in the prototype - Vodafone's network while abroad.  It's expected to launch in early 2011 and is running Android 2.2 at present, though that could change between now and commercial availability.


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