HTC's originalsmart phone was , but now it seems the HTC Desire 2 could be taking the plaudits at this year's show, which takes place in Barcelona next week.
The forum post includes the image above, and claims the HTC Desire 2 is known internally at HTC as the 'Passion 2', following the codename of the original Desire. The poster says the device has a Super AMOLED screen, is running the Gingerbread 2.3.1 flavour of Android, and is "about 0.5cm smaller than the Desire with a front camera and better battery system".
Rastaman-FB's claim that the Desire 2 is "rather quick" hints that it may be packing a dual-core processor too. Thankfully, the final version won't come with a Phandroid forum poster's handle plastered over it in bright yellow. At least, you'd hope not. Also, the crazy twirly bit at the bottom-right of the device isn't a new design element -- it's Photoshop trickery to hide the NDA code that would reveal which company has leaked the information.
This isn't the first information about an HTC Desire 2, it's worth noting. Last month,, including one that was the spitting image of the original Desire, except with a new front-facing camera.
It's shaping up to be a big MWC for HTC, based on rumours of other devices. Last week, we