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HTC announces two new handsets for the UK

Taiwanese Mobile phone manufacture High Tech Computer Corporation is delivering two new mobile phones to the UK, the HTC Gratia and the HTC 7 Pro.

The two handsets have previously been seen elsewhere in the world, where this is the first time HTC has confirmed they will both be on sale in the UK.

The HTC Gratia is essentially the UK version of the America HTC Aria handset, which was launched back in August 2010 with the older Android ‘Cupcake’ 2.1 OS and a similar look to the Windows Phone HTC HD mini.

The HTC Gratia arrives with a 3.2-inch touch screen, with a 5 megapixel camera and runs the Android ‘Froyo’ 2.2 with the HTC Sense overlay and the social networking FriendStream application.

The Gratia mobile was originally announced in October, with an expected arrival date of November only the mobile never manifested and was supposedly pulled – until now.

HTC’s Gratia sits just above the budget HTC Wildfire mobile, with a faster 600Mhz processor and a higher screen resolution of 320x480 - as compared to 320x240. The HTC Wildfire is accompanied by a built in FM Radio, which is missing from the Gratia although there’s a higher 3G upload speed of 2Mbps ; where the older mobile was only capable of 384kbps.

The second handset the High Tech Computer Corporation has just confirmed for the UK is the Windows Phone 7 driven Qwerty keyboard based HTC 7 Pro.

This phone has been linked to O2 in Germany for some time, where that network has started to sell the mobile this week whilst HTC had been silent as to when it might arrive in the UK – if at all.

HTC’s 7 Pro comes with a 3.6-inch tilting screen, whilst being powered by a 1Ghz processor with Dolby Mobile and SRS WOW HD sound capabilities.

The mobile runs from the Windows Phone 7 platform; with its six hubs being the centre point of the OS – with the People, Pictures, Games, Music and Video, Marketplace and Office hub.

Both phones will arrive next month, although no costs have been made public or any names of networks that will carry the phones but expect them to be available to all and also to resellers.

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