It looks like HTC is set to release a mini variant of HD2 in the first half of 2010. This news comes out through HTC portfolio which has been leaked online via XDA, hinting at a number of Windows Mobile and Android based devices for next year.

HTC Photon

Codenamed as Photon, this device boasts of a 3.2 inches HVGA capacitive display, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, and a 600 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor. The screen isn’t as big as the one on HD2, neither is the processor as powerful, but the form factor and capacitive screen hints it as being a mini-version of HD2, which is more affordable when compared to its big brother.

Specs of HTC Photon is as follows:

Size: 104 x 57 x 10.9mm
Networks: WCDMA/HSPA: 900/2100 Mhz GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz Maximum
Speed: UL=2 Mbps; DL=7.2 Mbps
OS: Windows Mobile 6.5 with HTC Sense
Display: 3.2 inch HVGA capacitive touch screen
Camera: 5 megapixel with auto focus
Internal Memory: 512 MB flash, 256 MB Ram
Memory Card: microSD
Processor: 600 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7227
WLAN: 802.11b/g
Bluetooth: 2.1 with EDR
GPS: GPS/AGPS
Battery: 1300 mAh
Special features: Motion G-sensor, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, MicroUSB, Straight Talk Lite, People, TouchFLO 3D, Business Card Scanner, Facebook, Twitter

We will have to wait and see whether this will indeed turn out to be the mini, and more affordable variant of HD2 or not.

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