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Eight new HTC handsets revealed

New US only models as well.

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Information about eight new devices from HTC has made its way onto the web and it's looking like HTC is packing some serious hardware if this information proves to be correct. First up we have the Kaiser or the P4550 which we wrote about here, although it seems like it has been delayed until August now.

This model will replace the TyTN in the current range and will feature a 400MHz Qualcomm CPU, 256MB ROM, 64MB RAM, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, assisted GPS, a 2 or 3Mega pixel camera, a semi-automatic sliding keyboard (no, this has nothing to do with guns), but sadly it only has USB 1.1 interface for syncing it with your PC.

Next up we have Nike, or the P5500 which is a more classic looking slider with a 2.6-inch QVGA touch screen, 128MB ROM, 64MB RAM, the same 400MHz Qualcomm CPU, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, a 2Mega pixel camera and again only USB 1.1. This is the first slider without a keyboard from HTC and it looks like an interesting model.

The Volans doesn't have a model number as yet, but it looks like this will be the 3G version of the current S710. It has the same specifications as the Nike, but it lacks the touch screen. Instead it has a keyboard, just like the S710.

The next model will replace the P3350 if the design is anything to go by and its codenamed Polaris. It will get a 3.5-inch VGA touch screen, long overdue from HTC. It will also feature wireless WAN, although it isn't quite clear what this means, but WiMAX springs to mind. The hardware features are in general similar to the Kaiser, although the Polaris will have a real GPS as well as an FM radio and a 3Mega pixel camera with auto focus.

Sedna is the next model and it should be known as the P6550 when it arrives. It will also feature a 3.5-inch touch screen display, but only QVGA this time. This odd beast might feature up to 1GB of NAND Flash memory for storage It should also have wireless WAN, HSDPA up to 7.2Mbps, a fingerprint scanner and 2 SDIO/MMC memory card slots. It might also feature an add-on module that can host a magnetic strip/smart card reader or an extended battery.

The final GSM/WCDMA device is the Shangri-La or the X9500 which looks like a replacement for the X7500. It should have a 7-inch 800x480 touch screen, it might feature a 30 or 40GB hard drive and is meant to be powered by an 800MHz Intel Dothan CPU.

Finally we have to US only models for CDMA, the first one is the Vouge, which simply put is a CDMA 1x-EVDO model of the Touch with built in GPS. The Iris or the S640 looks a lot more interesting as it shares quite a lot of its design with the new Palm Gandolf. It should have wireless WAN as well as GPS, Bluetooth and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and a front mounted keyboard.

You can find a PDF with more information about all the models as well as pictures, by clicking here. For now, we'd take most of this information with a huge grain of salt, except the Kaiser as it has already been verified to be a real product.
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