Yesterday, a T-Mobile teaser site went live detailing their first HSPA+ smartphone upcoming launch. The site features a featureless image of the smartphone, and thanks to some people digging into the page source code, there was evidence of Vanguard mentioned, which might actually launch as the G1 Blaze, a replacement to the just retired G1.
I took a look around myself, and it seems like everywhere AndroidGuys and BoyGeniusReport contends "vanguard" was mentioned, hspa has been inserted instead, hinting that the person in charge of making this page caught onto the discovery fairly quickly, but not quick enough to prevent plausible screenshots being taken.
AndroidandMe writes about the phone's likely release date and name:
The HTC Vanguard was scheduled to launch September 9th, 2010 which lines up with the end of summer target that T-Mobile announced for their first HSPA+ handset. Some sites are speculating this device could be the rumored HTC Vision/Blaze, but we will have to wait and see what gets revealed. I’m hearing the third Monday in August could be a good day for Android related announcements.
BoyGeniusReport adds that the phone is rumored to have some pretty amazing features:
The Vanguard/G1 Blaze/Vision is rumored to have a 3.7 inch display, 1GHz processor, HSPA+, side-sliding QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad, and Android 2.1 or later.
Source: T-Mobile USA