So we've got a crazy theory here: SlashGear
just got a couple closeup shots of some heretofore-unknown HTC
. So did we -- one in common with SlashGear
, one different. Could it be that Taiwan's finest are "leaking" us these shots in an effort to drum up interest going into CES
in a couple weeks? We wouldn't doubt it in the least -- with the LG B
, Optimus 2X
, and Samsung Nexus S
all fresh off the presses, HTC probably wouldn't mind getting a little boost in mindshare right now, and there's no better way to do it than by teasing a phone that looks an awful lot like the previously-leaked Mecha
. As a refresher, the Mecha is the beast that might end up on Verizon as the Incredible HD, offering LTE
compatibility for the carrier's new 4G network -- and we know that Verizon plans on showing a whole bunch of LTE devices at CES
, so this is all lining up pretty nicely. Follow the break for the other shot we received along with SlashGear
Update: Android Central got another picture
, too, presumably from the same source. Shenanigans!
Update 2: Gizmodo, too
. At the rate we're going, we'll have these pictures assembled into an actual working phone by the time the night is over.
Update 3: And PhoneDog
! Collect all five!
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