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New Pictures Of HTC Ville Appear Online

Images of what looks like one of HTC's new mainstream Android smartphones, the Ville, have appeared online.

The phone, which will be released on T-Mobile in the US, is rumoured to be the thinnest HTC handset yet at 8mm and will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Apart from a bigger-than-average 1650mAh battery, the Ville will come with a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM chipset clocked at 1.5GHz, an eight megapixel camera, a 4.3-inch 960x540 pixel qHD screen and possibly Sense 4.0 UI.

The pictures, obtained by Japanese website Ameblo, reveal that the phone has a rather flat back rather than the more curvy back HTC smartphones usually have.

Expect the phone to be released at the Mobile World Congress towards the end of this month with worldwide availability almost a certainty before the end of Q2.

There's no sign though of HTC's Beats Audio technology (no red colour scheme) which leads us to believe that the Ville will be positioned below the HTC Sensation XE/XL, pushing out the Incredible S and the Sensation.

This means that the HTC Ville should be available unlocked at around £400 at launch.

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