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Two new HTC models set to hit Sprint

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 5:59PM EST

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Remember that spy shot of a new anonymous HTC device? Things are getting a bit more clear. It turns out that the device in question is actually the HTC Raphael, apparently designed to be the replacement for the current generation HTC Mogul. The handset sports a slide-out QWERTY keypad that looks to be a bit of a departure from the current generation HTC keyboard, and sports a full VGA screen, Wi-Fi, a 3 megapixel camera, and aGPS support. This one is expected to hit shelves in sometime in September. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a new Touch replacement in the works, codenamed the HTC Diamond. It looks very similar to the Raphael, but apparantly lacks the QWERTY keypad of it’s brethren. Specs appear to be otherwise identical. Expect this handset to launch on Sprint sometime next November. Oh, and both devices are currently slated to run Windows Mobile, so don’t get too excited about any Android offerings just yet, but if this is the first round of next-gen HTC devices, consider us sold.


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Josh Karp followed his love of technology since a kid through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, and part of the first editorial team, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eighteen years of experience covering the wireless industry.