HTC will be rolling out slew of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango running handsets of which two new ones include HTC Ignite and HTC Prime.
These two handsets showed up at a Dutch retailer’s, Phone House, website but the links and information were pulled down. The two HTC handsets — Ignite and Prime, will carry Windows Phone 7 keys on the front panels. These new phones can be expected once Microsoft officially releases Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update.
HTC could be looking to introduce number of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango based devices just like the company did at the launch of Windows Phone 7.
The new HTC Ignite handset appears to be an improved version of HTC Mozart and will come with 3.7-inch WVGA (480×800) display. This handset is likely to carry 1GHz processor with three capacitive buttons at the front panel and 5-megapixel camera at the back. Based on the specifications, this handset seems to be the new entry level Windows Phone 7.5 device.
Whereas the slide out full Qwerty keyboard bearing HTC Prime will sport 3.7-inch WVGA (480×800) display. Bearing similarity with the HTC 7 Pro, the Prime handset has 5 megapixel camera with autofocus.
We have already reported about the HTC Eternity handset which appears as the Desire HD look-alike. The Eternity will have 4.7-inch WSVGA display with 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8255 processor coupled with Adreno 205 graphics chip. Featuring 8-megapixel camera with autofocus, the phone is capable of recording 720p HD video and has a 1.3 megapixel camera in the front.
These new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango loaded devices can be expected by the end of this year. HTC aims to offer variety of handsets with distinct features and at different price points. Let’s hope that the Indian pricing of the WP 7.5 Mango based handset is not as shocking as that of the Windows Phone 7 devices.