HTC Knight shows off its keyboard

A new photo of  HTC Knight (aka HTC Evo Shift 4G) leaked in the web. The photo was posted on the Sprint Users Forum. This photo differs from others leaked before with the fact we can finally take a look at phone’s sliding QWERTY keyboard.

The smartphone’s keyboard has a trackpad (like the first Motorola Droid) and the keys seem a tad flat – hopefully they’re not terrible to use.

Most likely, the Evo Shift 4G would be officially announced at CES 2011, on January 9, and it should run Android 2.3 Gingerbread- nevermind what the screen in the photo shows, that’s photoshopped anyway (just the screen, because the handset itself is most likely real). The device will be available via Sprint and will support CDMA и WiMAX networks.

According to other rumors, HTC Knight may be the CDMA-version of the HTC Desire Z. In this case, it should have a special mechanism for the opening instead of the usual sliding.