The HTC Vision may be making its U.S. debut as the G2, but those of you in Europe should keep an eye out for the HTC Desire Z. Mobiles.co.uk just launched the HTC Desire Z’s page with near complete details on what the handset will feature. According to the site, the Desire Z also goes by HTC Vision and will feature a 3.7 inch 480 x 800 TFT display, QWERTY keyboard, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, the usual AGPS, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, Android 2.1, and HTC Sense.
We were certainly expecting the HTC Vision to make its way over to Europe as well, but we were definitely not expecting a name like the Desire Z. T-Mobile UK has already used the G2 name for the HTC Hero when it launched on their network last summer.
Though many of you have complaints about HTC Sense and other proprietary UI’s, we’re sure we can all agree that a QWERTY replacement for the original G1 has been long overdue. One thing we do find a little puzzling on the HTC Desire Z’s details page is the reference to Android 2.1. Our hope is that it’s simply a typo. HTC has already rolled out Android 2.2 updates to the EVO 4G and HTC Desire, so it’s not too far-fetched to hope for Android 2.2 on a phone that’s not expected to launch until the middle of next month.