HTC may be capable of making heroic smartphones, but it certainly can't contain leaks of its unannounced devices.
The HTC T8788 looks set to join the brotherhood of Windows Phone 7 handsets due for a "holiday release." Engadget has apparently unearthed information on a touch-screen HTC slider destined for AT&T shelves in the U.S. But what's different is that instead of a QWERTY keyboard, the phone slides open to reveal a built-in speaker. There's also a kickstand around back, which will help make the T8788 more convincing as a portable media player.
That's about all the information there is for now, although there's a good chance it could make an October launch if speculation on the Web is to be believed. In the meantime, Microsoft will be releasing its Windows Phone developer tools on September 16, so developers have some time to code their apps and games in time for the official launch.