We took a close look at the HTC Bravo last month and now new details of the phone are leaking out. UK site Omio has posted the first blurry pic of the device along with some release info. Sources tell Omio that the HTC Bravo will be coming to T-Mobile UK in late March and should be their next flagship phone.
The HTC Bravo features similar specs to the Nexus One with some minor tweaks. An optical joystick replaces the trackball, Sense UI replaces stock Android, and multitouch functions have been implemented by HTC. The Bravo also features four physical buttons instead of the capacitive touch input buttons that were included with the Nexus One.
Based on previous comments from our readers, I’m guessing many of you might prefer this phone over the Nexus One. Everyone wants multitouch functions as part of the OS and we are still baffled why Google opted for one-handed operation on their branded Android phone. The Sense UI is easily the most popular alternative to stock Android and I’m excited to see what HTC has done with Android 2.1.
T-Mobile UK and T-Mobile US always carry different phones, so who knows if the Bravo will actually make it to the United States. Hopefully one of the big carriers is paying attention and is already hard at work to bring this 1 GHz superphone to our shores.
[Thanks Earnest for the tip]