After the HTC EVO 4G made its way to Sprint here in the US, many Europeans fell in love with the device: they too wanted a device with a 4.3-inch screen by HTC. It's always been the idea that HTC would eventually bring the phone out (or something like it) for that side of the world, and this may be just what the doctor ordered.
Uwants caught a shot of this supposed HTC Desire HD (or the HTC Ace) in the wild (the same phone we saw in Vodafone Germany's inventory system a few days ago). At that time, the Desire HD was said to "have features" of the HTC Legend and the HTC HD2. We now know what they mean: the comparison to the HD2 draws from the screen size while the Legend's draws from the build materials). While this doesn't come with the exact same bells and whistles of the EVO 4G, it does more than well for itself: a 4.3-inch capacitive display with 800—480 resolution, Andorid 2.2 with HTC Sense, an 8-megapixel camera with HD video recording, an aluminum shell (no word on if it's full-on unibody or not), 1GHz processor, and 4GB of internal storage.
Even with Samsung flooding the market with their very attractive Galaxy S phones, I'm sure there are some that have been waiting for something like this from HTC. We have no more details except for the fact that we already know this one's headed for Vodafone in Germany, but I'm sure they won't be the only market to see this phone.