HTC reveals the HTC Gratia with Android 2.2

Here’s a rarity – a new HTC Android phone that hasn’t been leaked all over the internet for the last few months. It’s the HTC Gratia, and it’s launching in parts of Europe this November – although HTC says the UK launch will be “Q1 2011″.

Specs wise we know it comes with Android 2.2 with HTC’s Sense skin over the top – that’s all HTC mentions at this stage, apart from the inclusion of a 5megapixel camera.

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We’re not sure how to categorise it. A little bit higher than “entry level”? Here’s the press release. It also comes in black and white, so don’t concern yourself with that green.

HTC LAUNCHES SLEEK AND COMPACT HTC GRATIA FOR EUROPEAN MARKETS

LONDON, UK – 18 October, 2010 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today announced the European launch of HTC Gratia, a rich and elegant addition to Android’s smartphone portfolio.

Combining style and functionality, the sleek and compact HTC Gratia features a seamless wrap-around soft-cover that eliminates hard edges and a five megapixel colour camera with auto focus. At just over four inches in length and weighing 4.06 ounces, it packs power thanks to Android 2.2 – the latest version of Android.


HTC Gratia also embodies the acclaimed HTC Sense experience, which places you at the centre, by making your phone work in a more personal and natural way, while providing unexpected features that put a smile on your face. It also offers you more ways to stay connected with Friend Stream – an application that brings all of your Facebook, Twitter and Flickr updates into a single, organized flow of updates – making keeping in touch with friends on social networks even easier.

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

Availability
The HTC Gratia will be available through mobile operators and retailers across major European markets from November 2010.

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