HTCSense.com is HTC’s brand-new web-based service for the latest Android smartphones, including the Desire Z and Desire HD. Those are the only two phones that can sing along HTC’s new offering that allows users to personalize their phones, manage contacts, read, send, and search text and MMS messages, create and share Footprints and safeguard their devices. HTCSense.com will only be available for owners of the Desire HD and Desire Z, and as such those were the only options you could pick from when you signed up for the service.
However, earlier today that list got a third entry – HTC Mecha. Since this is the first time we’ve heard of a phone by this name, it’s clear that the addition of it in the HTCSense.com menu was a mistake on HTC’s part. This was confirmed by the fact that it got pulled quickly thereafter. The so called HTC Mecha looks like the old Hero, and we can only hope it’s a temporary image, until the real one is released. That, however, will most likely happen at some point next year – the Taiwanese company seems super-ready for the upcoming Christmas shopping season.
Although this does provide some confirmation that HTC is working on a device named “Mecha”, the image shown below appears to be the old HTC Hero smartphone. I’m not sure if HTC is planning on recreating the Hero’s design for a new phone, but probably not. Unfortunately, the HTC Mecha will no longer show up on the website if you attempt to create an account. Judging by the thumbnail on the site, the Mecha can be described as looking like a T-Mobile G1 with a larger screen. The groove between the display and the set of controls (which looks to include a trackball instead of the now-popular trackpad) could suggest that it has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. We will keep you updated on any more rumors/details on the HTC Mecha.