Well this is an interesting rumor. The HTC Desire is very easy on the eyes, as it’s basically a sexier Nexus One. But what some people may be waiting out for is a full keyboard that doesn’t suck on an Android device – one that’s not a mid- ranged device. We just got word of a rumor that a new device, the HTC Vision may indeed be a QWERTY-toting Desire like device!
With the exception of Motorola Droid, all Android devices with keyboards are mid-rangers. We won’t be counting the G1, given its age – it would today be considered a mid-ranged (if you can call it that) device. We’ve got a couple of options today, and soon, we’ll have more QWERTY packing Androids in our midst. There’s the Backflip, Devour, Moment, CLIQ, and the upcoming Ally, and MyTouch Slide to look forward to. Let’s not forget the mystery HTC slider we saw hanging out at the FCC. But these devices aren’t anywhere near the power of the Nexus One, Desire, Evo, Droid Incredible, so what gives? Where are the power house Android devices with keyboards? All signs point to Vision.
According to a User Agent profile (UAP), there may be a Desire-like device that has a full QWERTY keyboard on tap. From what the UAP says, it looks almost identical than that of the Desire’s, with the exception that this one seems to have a QWERTY keyboard. How they got this out is beyond me, but it sure sounds like something to get excited about. What’s even more exciting about it is that the device may come to T-Mobile. Engadget got hold of a document containing some new codenames for HTC devices, and next to “Vision” is “TMO.” Sounds interesting, no?
The Vision will be one of the most powerful slide-out keyboard Android devices that we know of. But, just like the one other powerful QWERTY packing Android device, all we’ve got to go on is renders and mock ups. Hopefully we’ll see a live shot of the Vision materialize soon.