It looks like it soon may be raining Android handsets in Big Red country as yet another handset touting the Google OS has reportedly been spied in Verizon’s inventory system. The image above is an alleged screen capture showing the previously unheard of HTC Desire 6200 sitting pretty in VZW’s system. We know the Sholes will be announced a week from today and last we heard, the Calgary still isn’t set to drop for a while but what when did VZW start getting gaga over Android and what is this mysterious third Android handset? We suppose it could also be the HTC Click, though that’s pure speculation for the time being. The Hero perhaps? It is pretty desirable no doubt, but rumblings suggest that the Hero may be a Sprint exclusive for a while to come. The only other info provided by the source of the screenshot is that the Desire will be a Google-branded handset, meaning no Sense UI. We’ll keep an ear to the ground but truth be told, the only Android handset headed to VZW that we’ll be caring about for the next week or so it the Sholes.
Not that either handset will launch with the code names by which we now know them, we hope, but DigiTimes is reporting a Q4 launch for both the HTC Mega and HTC Click. Staying true to the strategy HTC CEO Peter Chou discussed earlier this month, both handsets will fall into the mid-range smartphone category and are expected to drop at around $300 a piece. The Mega is rumored to be a decently spec’d Windows Mobile 6.5 handset featuring a 2.8-inch QVGA (240×320) touchscreen display, a 3 megapixel camera, GPS and a 528 MHz processor. Specs for the Click are yet to be revealed, though we can likely expect plenty of similarities with the Mega, barring the Android OS of course. According to Merrill Lynch analyst Laura Chen, mid-range handsets like the Mega and Click will help HTC revenue grow 11 percent in Q4 2009 on the back of an anticipated 19 percent increase in handset shipments.
Today has been a hell of a day for info and live shots of unannounced handsets and guess what… The trend continues. Above, we have our first glimpse of the upcoming HTC Click — a handset that definitely doesn’t put the “roid” in Android, but it may open up some new doors for the young OS. We’re seemingly looking at a low to mid-range handset that could potentially be priced well below current Android offerings. As such, Android could find itself falling into the handsets of a completely new demographic; a step that may be necessary if Google’s OS is to substantially increase its market share any time soon. We’ve got nothing right now as far as specs go, save for a touchscreen and an odd pad/click wheel for navigation. Hopefully we’ll get more soon but in the meantime, hit the jump for another shot.