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HTC Gratia Android phone announced

HTC Gratia Android phone announced

HTC has announced a new Android smartphone, dubbed the Gratia, set to launch in the UK in the first quarter of 2011.

Slated as a Europe-only release, the Gratia features a “seamless wrap-around soft-cover that eliminates hard edges” and will come with the latest 2.2 version, AKA Froyo, of Google’s operating system pre-installed.

Also onboard the handset, which weighs in at a svelte 4.06 ounces and is four-inches across, is a five-megapixel camera with autofocus.

And of course, because this is an HTC Android number, you can expect to find the phone maker’s much-lauded Sense custom user interface, which provides ample scope for customising your phone’s layout and offers a pretty cool social networking mobile experience.

Florian Seiche, President of HTC Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “HTC’s mantra is to provide a unique mix of experience and choice to people using our phones.

"HTC Gratia offers something completely different. Its compact size, beautiful design and power with Android 2.2, combined with its personalised experience through HTC Sense, is uniquely compelling. We can’t wait to bring HTC Gratia to our customers in Europe.”

HTC’s flagship Android phone for this year, the HTC Desire HD is due for release later this month. Vodafone is the sole US network to announce an availability date and has confirmed it will be offering the handset from October 22nd.

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