Rumor mill spits out HTC Gold with Windows Phone 7 and many more
This month is offering the Samsung Galaxy 5 i5500, the Nokia E5-00 QWERTY messenger, and the Sony Ericsson W20 (known so far as Zylo), of the Walkman series. August is also a slow month, shipping the cheapest 8GB version of the Nokia X6, as well as the mid-range BlackBerry Curve 9300.
September brings the Nokia X2 candybar with dedicated music buttons and 5MP cam with flash plus the long awaited Sony Ericsson Hazel for the tree huggers out there.
October and November is where it gets interesting, in time for the holidays shopping season. October lines up the HTC Vision, which from many leaks is like the Desire plus a keyboard. The big news that month is the obscure HTC Ace. We've heard a bunch of rumors about a huge (4.3” most likely) screen device with a dual-core CPU of the Snapdragon family coming from HTC, so this might be just it. The only CPU in Qualcomm's pipeline that fits this description is the 1.5GHz dual-core Scorpion, so this might just be known under the Scorpion moniker as well, headed for Verizon in the US.
The rest of the October leaks come from the usual suspects – Nokia's flagship N8, Sony Ericsson's Xperia X8 and the Yendo, another Walkman series phone with the same UX interface found on the X8, but no Android.
We saved the best for last as November rounds up the excitement with a few phones that are more of imagination teasers so far. The Nokia E7, which might be the N8-esque looking handset with a slide-out QWERTY and tilting screen which has appeared on the Internets recently under the name N9. What Omio calls E7 was even remotely wiped on video, while proving its existence.
The November collection struts a Samsung i8700 Cetus phone, which, with a sea monster for a name, might be rocking bada OS. We hope Samsung Apps will have much more to offer at that time to do the Cetus justice. Samsung's been on a roll lately, with some pretty well spec'd smartphones, so we hope this one's hardware will be exciting too.
A month before Christmas will no doubt be the time to come with a groundbreaking handset. According to Omio's roadmap, in November we will be treated to one of the first Windows Phone 7 devices made by HTC. It is codenamed Gold, and might be a part of a slew of WP7 phones by the manufacturer.
Exciting times this year, aren't they?
source: Omio via Engadget