Is HTC about to go buttonless?
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Very possibly, if rumours currently circulating over the internet are true.
The latest update to phone brand HTC’s mystery device shows a blank screen, devoid of all keys, providing the major clue it will run on Google’s Android 3.0 system, since all navigation is performed on screen, thus making the need for keys virtually redundant.
The Smartphone maker’s Sync software recently got an update and the image as pictured was the replacement.
The image, spotted on a Phandroid blog, is yet to be confirmed as a HTC device, although it did bear a striking resemblance to the Desire HD, which finally got its Android 2.2 update late last year.
HTC spokesman said last year the update wouldn’t happen until sometime in 2011, although declining to confirm a specific timeline .
However, its not just handsets that could be set for an Android update – the Taiwanese maker’s much anticipated first ever tablet, said to run on Honeycomb, was to be shown to Telstra executives at CES earlier this month, although teething problems abound.
“HTC is doing a tablet but they are concerned over its performance. They want to get it right. They have been working on a tablet for some time,” a Telstra executive told Smarthouse at CES.