The HTC Vision is a rare Android phone with a full QWERTY keyboard. Like HTC's Droid Incredible, the device boasts a 3.7-inch display, 1 GHz processor, and the Android 2.1 operating system with the Sense user interface. Motorola clearly proved there was a market for Android gadgets with a physical keyboard in the form of the Droid last fall. Moreover, Motorola this year is expected to launch the Droid 2, which has a full QWERTY keyboard like its predecessor.
HTC reportedly has an Android smartphone in the works
gadget bloggers are calling the Vision, a rare Android phone with a full QWERTY
Engadget, which scored this picture here
, said the HTC Vision sports features Android fans have come to
love in HTC's Droid Incredible.
This includes 3.7-inch display, 1 GHz processor, which
has become the de facto chip speed among high-end Android devices and Android
2.1 with HTC's Sense user interface.
Despite the fact that HTC and Google launched the G1
with a physical keyboard in 2008, some said Google's Android team
didn't care for the full keyboard, which proved clunky.
Rumor had it Google viewed the QWERTY keyboard as a texting tool relegated to the realm of
corporate road warriors with RIM BlackBerry handsets.
As if to prove the sentiment, HTC followed G1 with the
, which skipped the physical keyboard, from T-Mobile
last summer. HTC also delivered the Hero
which Sprint sells, in the fall.
This year HTC's Droid
, which both eschew the physical keyboards, are proving very
popular among users who crave the 1 GHz processing
speed and Android 2.1 (soon to be upgraded to Android 2.2) OS, as well
larger screen sizes for better multimedia and Web browsing.
Motorola clearly proved
there was a market for Android gadgets with a physical keyboard in the form of the Droid
last fall. Moreover, Motorola this year is expected to launch the
Droid 2, which
has a full QWERTY keyboard
like its predecessor.
Meanwhile, HTC's success with building smartphones based on Google's Android operating system is paying dividends. The phone
Tuesday its second quarter profit rose 33 percent on strong revenue.