HTC Prime: The next Windows Phone 7 QWERTY device?

Been waiting around to see what HTC brings to the Windows Phone 7 table next? Well, your wait could well be over as Chinese site (XDA) has details of a couple of supposed new devices, including the tasty looking HTC Prime.

The Prime is a QWERTY slider based device, although it looks quite a lot different to the current WP7 HTC QWERTY incumbent, the HTC 7 Pro.

Its display is listed as slightly bigger than the Pro's at 3.7-inches, but with the same WVGA display. It's also said to have a 5-megapixel camera and 512MB of RAM.

As well as the Prime, XDA has also posted a rendering of another WP7 possibility from the Taiwanese phone giant - the HTC Ignite.

The Ignite rumour, however, does leave us slightly suspicious due to its suggested spec sheet. Sure, a 3.7-inch WVGA display, 5-megapixel camera, and 512MB of RAM ticks all of the Microsoft boxes, but a 800MHz processor and resistive touchscreen? Well, that doesn't quite fit with the "tough, but fair" minimum requirements drawn up in Redmond.

Both phones are due out in mid-2011 apparently, although we're not holding our breath with regards to the Ignite - at least not at those specs.