When HTC announced a “See What’s Next” event in London on Sept 1st, speculation began on what “phone treats” the Taiwanese giant had in store. It now appears that while HTC will be unveiling two new phones, neither of them will be Android based but will be running the latest Windows Phone OS, Mango.
The HTC Eternity, a Mango phone with a 3.7-inch display, is reportedly heading to AT&T while the HTC Omega, a 4.5-inch Mango, is slated for T-Mobile USA. Additional phone specifications are spotty right now but it’s worth noting that the Eternity is being listed as having a 3.7-inch display while early reports were saying it was going to be a full inch larger at 4.7″.
There are no exact launch dates at this time but don’t be surprised if they come sooner than expected. Microsoft knows what’s at stake here and will put its considerable weight into getting a Mango based phone into as many hands as possible. With a little luck, Microsoft might actually make more money from its Windows Phone platform next quarter than it does from Android.
Now that would be something worth holding a press conference for.