image_80Apparently HTC are having a party and Android is invited. According to the Bluetooth SIG group, the Taiwanese manufacturer is looking to release a new phone under the code name Fiesta and it will sport Android as its operating system of choice. Given that we have already seen a huge list of HTCs 2009 phones, it is possible that this device may be due for a 2010 release. There is no way of knowing for sure. All we do know, really, is that it will provide Bluetooth connectivity and will be available in Asia, Europe and North America. Obviously, given the media coverage of Android and the apparent demand for it from the market, HTC may have stepped up and decided to add another Android phone to its repertoire for 2009 release. However, despite what other sites are reporting, will it actually be running Android?

The reason why we cannot be sure is that since the original news leaked out via Engadget, the Bluetooth SIG group have updated their website and removed the operating system details. Take a look in more detail by clicking on our news image in the top right of this article. It has gone from ‘An Android Phone’ to merely ‘Phone’.

What does this tell us? I guess it’s one of two things; they made a simple mistake and got Android happy, writing it in there when it won’t be running Android at all… or they were told to take it off by HTC because it’s the cold truth. We prefer the second story.

We’ll keep a close eye on this one.

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.