Specs confirmed for the HTC Desire Z (T-Mobile G2?), the Android-powered QWERTY slider of your dreams

Right as Windows Mobile 6.5 began to sputter, HTC launched the well-intended but poorly-timed Touch Pro 2. Our first reaction? “Awesome! Now when can we get this.. with Android?”

That, it seems, is exactly what they have in mind with the Desire Z.

Previously known only as the Vision, the Desire Z looks to be the one-year-later equivalent of a Touch Pro 2 running Android. There’s no crazy (and arguably useless) display hinge, but it does pack a big ol’ spacious QWERTY keyboard.

In a move that will almost undoubtedly result in some grumpy phone calls, UK handset retailer mobiles.co.uk has just put up a placeholder product page for the as-of-yet unannounced Desire Z. You know what that means? Spec confirmation, activate

Here’s what we know so far:

  • 3.7″ 480 x 800 Touchscreen
  • 1Ghz CPU
  • Android 2.1
  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • Wi-Fi
  • Built in GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Accelerometer

Alas, mobiles.co.uk didn’t leak everything; there’s still plenty we don’t know. Camera megapixel count? Unmentioned, but it’s presumably either 5 or 8 megapixels. Carrier? We can’t say for sure — but if past rumors surrounding the device while it was known as the Vision ring true, T-Mobile looks like a pretty solid bet (as the G2)

[Product Page Linkage via Engadget]