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HTC teases new device on eve of announcement

The "quietly brilliant" company is being coy with its social network followers the day before a big reveal.

Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? Is it even Android? Oh HTC, you're so 'quietly brilliant.' HTC

HTC has taken to Facebook and Twitter to begin teasing a new product less than 24 hours before its debut.

To tease its followers, HTC paired the above image with the phrase "When beautiful hardware meets stunning software." Looks great, right, but what is it? At last check, it could be one of a number of devices, including an Android smartphone or two Android-based tablets.

On the handset front, HTC has been tied to whispers of a 5-inch device with a 1080p HD display. Possibly arriving as a Verizon exclusive, one name that is getting tossed around as of late is Droid Incredible X. Additional details point to 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and a quad-core Snapdragon processor. In terms of software, the Droid Incredible X is said to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a slightly tweaked Sense 4.5 user interface.

Moving over to tablets, it's possible that HTC has been prepping both a new 7-inch and a 10-inch Android experience. The smaller device would likely be considered a successor to the Flyer and may include support for the Scribe digital pen. Rumored to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the specs are listed as including a 7-inch 1,280x768-pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a 3-megapixel camera on the rear, and a 1-megapixel front-facing camera. Reportedly packed into a slim 7.1mm thin anodized aluminum body, the presumed Flyer 2 could feature a dual-core or quad-core chipset.

The 10-inch HTC tablet recently saw its share of photo leaks, however the hardware details remain a mystery. Looking somewhat Apple-esque in its form factor, the unnamed model could be the rumored quad-core Quattro. Should that prove true, consumers may anticipate a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, and Beats Audio.

While all of this Android stuff sounds great, it's not a certainty that HTC will be announcing something with Google's platform. There's the off-chance that HTC simply announces some new Windows Phone products, leaving Android for another day. Whatever the case may be, CNET will be on the ground tomorrow, live-blogging HTC's next new thing.