By Evan Blass | September 22, 2010 8:45 AM
A drawing has appeared which claims to be the rumored-but-never-seen Windows Phone 7-powered HTC HD7 — purported successor to the HD2 — while at the same time a company executive has let it slip that WP7 devices will definitely be coming next month.
According to Mohammad Kais Zribi, HTC’s regional director for the Middle East North Africa, “We will be launching Windows Phone 7 handsets next month and we will be concentrating on Android and Windows segments. So far we have launched six models and around five more models by end of the year.” This timeline matches up nicely with Microsoft’s October 11th Windows Phone 7 event in Manhattan and previous comment that hardware would be ready in time for holiday shopping.
Since we can assume with some confidence that two of those five devices are the just-announced Desire HD and Desire Z, it would make sense that the HTC 7 Trophy we just saw would join what now seems to be a distinct handset in the HD7, along with one other device that we may or may not have already seen (we suspect that it may be the T8788 with sliding speaker).
As for the alleged HD7 schematic, it apparently comes from a reliable source and depicts a device very much in line with HTC’s current offerings. WMPoweruser, which first leaked the image, is promising a full set of specs at some point, so we’ll be following developments closely.