First off, how cool is it that HTC dropped some significant cell phone news on the blogosphere via Twitter the other day? I'm not saying Twitter itself is/isn't cool, but rather that it's neat to see a tech company innovate when it comes to communicating with the media. Particularly so a tech company that uses the word "Innovation" in their marketing materials.
Second, my post about the possibility of the HTC Touch HD coming to T-Mobile as the next Android phone generated a few responses last week. Then it generated a few more responses this week in the wake of HTC's tweet saying that the Touch HD *would not* be coming to the US at all.
What I can tell you is of the two tipsters who I referenced in that original post, one seems to have crawled back into the woodwork but the other followed up with me saying that the device in question will be from HTC, and will be slim, sleek, touch-based (no hardware QWERTY), and coming to T-Mobile as the next Android device in the US.
Also, on the Touch HD front, HTC has posted a few tweets to let y'all know that they feel the love from North Americans for this uber-sexy device:
I have taken your cries for the Touch HD to HTC's North American management. Now all we can do is wait and see how they answer.
I would LOVE to see the Touch HD come to the US in its current form (with US-compatible 3G, of course). As far as a possible G2 goes, here's the story:
I've got no photos of anything new with HTC and T-Mo branding on it, nor do I have any comment from HTC or T-Mo themselves. What I've got is a tipster with a pretty good track record whispering in my ear, and another tipster with no track record who whispered along the same lines once and then ran away. And since y'all like this kind of thing (as do I), I'm passing the info along to you when it seems worth my posting and your reading about it. The large handfuls of one-time-only, doesn't match up with anything else tips I get? Those don't get posted. For instance, I really don't believe that Apple is about to unveil rainbow colored MacBooks carved from solid blocks of recycled compost that run on methane, so I won't waste your time with that one.
We're obviously going to see more Android devices from HTC. And more touchscreen devices from HTC. And more Android devices and more touchscreen devices from T-Mobile (well, one more all-touch phone would be their first, I guess). And I can't imagine that HTC doesn't understand the desire for slim, flashy, touchable, media-centric devices (with 3.5mm headphone jacks!) here in the US. Go read their twitter stream - they GET IT, folks.
So if you ask me, yes I think we'll see a thin, high-spec'd, touchable device that runs Android from HTC and T-Mobile before too long. Given what I've read about LG, Samsung, and other manufacturers not being ready with any Android phones until the second half of '09, I'm still venturing to guess that the device I just described will, in fact, be the next Android phone to hit the US and that it'll be on T-Mobile, whether or not it's actually called the "Touch HD."
The image is taken from AndroidCommunity.com and was created by AC member heytisnan, btw.