Electricpig wrote yesterday that one of their readers "tipped us in the direction of Amazon’s UK site, where a mysterious product called HTC 99HLZ001-00 ACE/Desire HD is listed as out of stock, and priced at £415."
Engadget mentions that details of the handset were not available in the listing. Unfortunately, "the only other detail gleaned from the page is the "Ace" codename, but given that the whole thing has since been yanked, it's impossible to know what else was hidden in the code."
EuroDroid adds that the picture taken was of "an official Amazon product listing – not just a third-party retailer trying to bag some speculative pre-order money."
Phandroid notes that the "October 1st launch date matches up quite nicely with that September 15th announcement we expect to go down in London." Unfortunately, I can't seem to find ANY evidence in that photo pointing to the October 1st date that Phandroid and EuroDroid indicate, so I can't really trust that statement.
Electricpig notices that "the HTC Desire HD was previously spotted on the SuperEtrader site, but this Amazon listing actually predates it (7 July), suggesting this isn’t a fan made fraud."
Image from Electricpig