What we’re looking at here is somewhat of a mystery device. If you thought that HTC was moving beyond mechanical trackballs, you might be mistaken. This handset features a design similar to the Nexus One (we’re thinking a 3.2 inch screen is a possibility), and with a totally redesigned (almost geometric) earpiece. There might also be a front-facing camera on this handset, though that might actually be a light sensor. The buttons below the screen tell us that this is an Android handset. It’s popular that HTC, in recognizing the almost cult-following for the highly versatile Nexus One, is trying to provide an updated design for those looking for something new but that has the same sort of design.
We’ll have to keep an eye out at MWC and CTIA to see what HTC has in store for this device.
Update: It looks this one’s already seen the light of day, at least in China. A perusal through HTC’s Chinese site reveals this model as the A3380. Thanks to an eagle-eyed Engadget reader for tracking it down!