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Early details emerge for what could be new HTC Desire models

Smartphones spied in certification and benchmark phases could be the Taiwanese manufacturer's newest offerings.

The HTC Desire X may be followed by the Desire 600. CNET

A pair of yet-to-be-announced HTC smartphones surfaced this week, tipping the hardware maker's future plans.

An HTC 102e currently getting its certification (translate) in Taiwan may prove to be a variation of the rumored G2.

Details show the handset as having a 3.5-inch 320x480-pixel display, a 1GHz single-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, and a 5-megapixel rear camera. Powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the entry-level device should feature a microSD expansion card and a 1400mAh battery. The 102e reportedly will debut as the Desire 200 and could be exclusive to the Asian market.

An HTC Desire 600, which promises to offer a more powerful and robust experience, was spied in recent benchmark results. According to the early details, the smartphone allegedly will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and could feature a 4- or 4.5-inch display. Additional rumored specs peg the device with a quad-core 1.2GHz Mediatek processor and a screen resolution of 540x960 pixels.

Regardless of what the hardware is for these HTC smartphones, I am happy to see a departure in naming convention. Surely I am not the only one confused by suffix letters like C, V, X, and U.