So this makes things a little more interesting. That photo I mentioned the other day with two mystery HTC devices in it? Engadget thinks we're looking at the HTC Raphael and Diamond, otherwise known as the successors to the Mogul and Touch, respectively.
Engadget's post features some fuzzy pics of what looks to be an internal Sprint document detailing the two new Windows Mobile devices, both with HTC's TouchFlo UI (and, of course, touch screens), and one with a slide-out QWERTY board to boot. If you believe the spy shots, both handsets will offer up 3MP cameras, WiFi, and full-on VGA (640 x 480) displays when they hit Sprint's lineup later this year. We could see Raphael - the QWERTY-packing Mogul replacement - as soon as September, with Diamond to follow in November.
If this is true, it begs two additional questions. First, will we also see unlocked GSM variants of both devices, perhaps sold direct to US consumers as part of HTC's freshly inked deal with Best Buy? And second, is this what we're gonna get at that May 6 HTC shindig in London? I can't imagine HTC would announce two new Sprint phones in the UK, so we're either looking at unlocked GSM versions, something entirely different (Android "Dream"?), or both.
And what about the new look? Personally, I kind of dig it, though it's hard to tell from these pics. So long as they're not uncomfortable in the hand, I think the square edges on these phones look sleek - nicer than Mogul, for sure. What about y'all? You like Diamond and Raphael - if in fact that's what's pictured here - as the new look of HTC?