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Snapdragon-powered Android phone from HTC rumoured

Snapdragon-powered Android phone from HTC rumoured

The homeland of Taiwanese manufacturer HTC is going to play host to the first Android phone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, if rumours are to be believed.

Several mobile news sources have claimed that HTC will be launching the new smartphone in early 2010 and there are allegedly links between the new phone and the rumours surrounding HTC mobiles codenamed 'Dragon' and 'Passion' which surfaced and then sank without a trace two months ago.

Up to eight new Android mobile phones are likely to come to market at the beginning of next year, with Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson and Motorola all releasing new phones based on the increasingly popular platform.

The HTC Snapdragon phone may face competition from less established brands, with Acer releasing an Android handset next year and a partnership between Asustek and GPS firm Garmin bearing fruit in the shape of an Android phone to complete the competitive line up.

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