We've already brought you the exclusive news that HTC would be releasing a Windows Phone 7 powered handset later this year, and now it seems some spy shots have turned up of what could be the company's first offering.

Engadget is showing off three spy shots, sent in from an anonymous source, which are supposedly of an as yet unnamed Windows Phone 7 handset from HTC, due around October.

The images suggest that it will look very much like the HTC Desire and the Nexus One, complete with a 3.7-inch touchscreen display and touch sensitive buttons.

The site adds that the tipster says the spec sheet includes an 8-megapixel camera and no Sense UI skin.

Over the weekend, HTC's Drew Bamford, who heads HTC's user experience design team told Forbes that:

"Microsoft has taken firmer control of the core experience [in Windows Phone 7], but we can still innovate", leading the publication to wrongly, we believe, suggest that HTC would be allowed to skin the Windows Phone 7 interface with its Sense UI, as found in its Android devices like the Desire and the Legend (despite what Microsoft has said publicly so far).

According to the tipster the company is apparently in talks with two US carriers, including Verizon, suggesting a US only offering - unless we find there's also a GSM version in the works.

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