Those of you waiting for the HTC Gratia smartphone to emerge over here needn’t fret about the latest rumours floating around the net speculating that the handset has been delayed.
While the phone has started shipping in several European markets, the UK isn’t one of them, prompting the delay rumours.
However, TechRadar contacted HTC for the skinny, and was politely informed that the smartphone most certainly isn’t delayed. A spokesperson for the mobile manufacturer said that the Gratia is still “on track to be released in the UK in Q1 2011 as originally planned.”
So there you have it – early next year. Well, early-ish next year, as planned. Spec-wise, the Gratia isn’t overly exciting, featuring a 3.2 inch display, 600MHz processor and a 5 megapixel camera. It will run Android 2.2.
The price is more likely to get your heart pumping than the spec sheet, for all the wrong reasons – it’s just gone up at online retailer Clove for £376 sim-free, which seems rather top heavy for what it is. Although that price tag isn’t necessarily final, of course.