Suggestions that the UK launch of the HTC Gratia has been delayed are wide of the mark, according to handset maker HTC.
Back in October, the company behind some of the biggest-selling smartphones on Google’s Android platform originally announced that the Gratia would go on sale in November.
However, with days remaining in the month and no sign of the handset, some sites have reported that the next phone in the HTC family had been postponed.
Not a bit of it, says HTC. Apparently, it’s already started shipping to selected European markets and is scheduled to hit the UK early next year.
The Taiwanese tech favourites told Tech Radar: "HTC Gratia is now available across several European markets, and is on track to be released in the UK in Q1 2011 as originally planned.
"We are looking forward to seeing people's response to HTC Gratia."
Which UK carriers will offer the phone has yet to be confirmed. But we do know that it’ll run Android 2.2 out of the box, and pack a five-megapixel camera and a 3.2-inch HVGA display. More specs and gen available here.