So, HTC Click, we meet again. Today we’ve got an artsier, clearer photo with an unobscured HTC badge, Android-appropriate buttons and an overall size that seems to match our 2.8-inch screen estimate. Oh, and a price rumour.
The handset was apparently spotted at a Vietnamese carrier launch event for the HTC Magic, where, according to an attendee on the Tinhte forums, HTC Vietnam indicated a price of five or six million Vietnamese dong. Six million sounds like an awful lot of dongs, but Google has it on good authority (read: math) that this converts to around $US280-$330—a low enough price for carriers subsidise down to zero, bundled with a smartphone-level plan.
Stepping onto even more speculative territory, there’s some question about how this handset would work. Given the “Click” moniker and throwback HTC Touch styling, it seems obvious: that big circle will just be a simple button, surrounded by a touch-sensitive ring-slash-d-pad, like on the HTC Touch Pro/Diamond series. In fact, in terms of hardware, I’d wager something nearly identical to those aging Windows Mobile handsets, given the Click’s purported low price. Anyway, at this rate we’ll probably get the full picture before too long, so just sit tight. [Tinhte via Techradar]