Sources who snapped this spy pic are describing the HTC Bravo as a "near identical" device, but that it sticks it to the Nexus One by boasting multitouch and a more accurate optical trackpad in place of the One's trackball.
Elsewhere, it'll have the same 3.7-inch AMOLED display and 5-megapixel camera as Google's phone, and will use the Sense user interface seen on the Hero.
So far, it's shaping up to be the same "Bravo" phone we saw in HTC's leaked 2010 line up last year, and if so, will also pack a 1GHz Snapdragon chip (also on par with the Nexus One), and 720p video recording.
Set to be free on a £35 per month contract, it'll be interesting to see if this makes it to market quicker than the Nexus One itself, which is set to launch with Vodafone some time this spring.
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