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Leaked lineup tips HTCs Android hand for 2010

An Android forum points to new HTC designs in various categories.

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Scott Webster has spent the better part of his adult life playing with cell phones and gadgets. When not looking for the latest Android news and rumors, he relaxes with his wife and son. Scott also is the senior editor for AndroidGuys. E-mail Scott.
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HTC Salsa XDA Forums

Thanks to the popular XDA Forums, we now have a pretty good idea of what HTC is planning for new Google Android handsets in 2010. Among them are new designs that differ from the company's standard touch-screen candy bar models that we've seen this year.

The images scanned from a brochure indicate that the Taiwanese manufacturer is grouping its handsets into targeted demographic categories. While the Legend appears to be a descendant of the Hero and Droid Eris, the Salsa brings a BlackBerry feel to Android with its four-row portrait QWERTY design. Both phones fall into HTC's Design/Lifestyle category, which should blend form and function.

HTC Tide XDA Forums

In the Social category are the Buzz and Tide. The Buzz offers a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash and a choice of customizable cases. The Tide is another new hardware design for Android--it has a traditional alphanumeric keypad and a full touch 2.68-inch screen.

Yet, its the Bravo that is turning the most heads. It promises new features for HTC Android phones including a Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 3.7-inch AMOLED touch screen. Belonging in the performance category, it also should offer a 5-megapixel camera capable of 720p HD video capture, an FM tuner, 3.5mm headphone jack and the standard fare of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 3G. What's more, it should come with a 16GB microSD card in the box, much like the Motorola Droid.