HTC will be releasing a new smartphone called the Vision which will be a cross between the HTC Desire and the HTC Touch pro it seems, one which adds a full slide out QWERTY keyboard to the slim frame of the HTC Desire.
It is not the first time that such a transformation is happening; we've seen the same thing taking place. Sony Ericsson released the Xperia X10 both as a normal sized smartphone, in its mini version and one with a pull out keyboard.
A mockup picture of the phone has appeared on Dutch website, Tweakers.net, and Mark Moons, HTC Benelux director, confirmed that the Taiwanese company will be releasing Android devices with a physical keyboard.
The only details that have emerged include the fact the screen resolution will be 800x480 pixels, that there will be a 5-megapixel camera (possibly with Flash and Autofocus) and that it will be powered by a Qualcomm 1Ghz processor.
Let's hope that the Vision will benefit from Android's latest iteration, Froyo, something which may mean that we will have to wait for a couple of months before the device actually goes live.
Until then, the HTC Desire continues to remain one of the most popular smartphones on the market.