HTC To Follow Apple, Set To Release Fewer Phones In 2012

Taiwanese mobile device manufacturer HTC is likely to bring a smaller number of phones to the market next year, which could mean a quieter Mobile World Congress for the company.

According to BGR, HTC will launch its first 4G Windows Phone for US mobile network operator AT&T and a flagship Android handset that will be called HTC Elite or "Congressional" (ed: we're baffled).

Expect it to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and have Beats Audio technology as well. We also expect it to come equipped with a quad core system on chip and have a 1280x720 pixel capacitive display.

BGR's trusted source confirmed that the 4G Windows Phone will be released on the 5th of February, a few weeks after the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

It is likely to come with a 4.7-inch display like the HTC Titan, and will accompany the HTC Ville and the HTC Edge.

HTC has flooded the market with handsets this year, with the likes of the Desire S, Incredible S and Wildfire S launched at MWC in 2011; followed by the Sensation, Sensation XE, Sensation XL, Explorer, Rhyme, Evo 3D and the Flyer released over the course of the year.