ok. just spoke to HTC Taiwan, global office:
Phone: +886 266391147
the nice person that I chatted to said that he has no information about release dates of any new HTC models.
he said its up to the marketing team when they make an announcement. he said to keep checking the HTC website.
I asked him if new phones would be released in Taiwan before other countries, and he said that there could be a more global release date, rather than staggered. (but this may just be his own opinion). he had a good knowledge of the website and the phones and english language.
i let him know that I want to buy a phone ASAP, and I am prepared to wait a month or two for a new phone (bravo/passion/incredible), but if its going to be 4 or 5 months, then I am not prepared to wait.
he said he wished he could help me and tell me a release date, but he has no idea.
again, he mentioned for me to keep checking the HTC website.
annoying! coz I want to decide whether to get an iphone 3gs or wait for the upcoming new HTC phones!!
on a side note (but an IMPORTANT ONE):
the nexus one (made by HTC) ranks in with a VERY HIGH SAR (radiation level)... and since the bravo/passion/incredible are pretty much the same phone (rumor), then I am worried that they will also carry a HIGH radiation level!!
nexus one SAR (radiation rating) from the 'owners manual' (page 26) is:
0.867 w/kg Head @ 1g
1.39 w/kg Body @ 1g
0.823 w/kg Head @ 10g
1.53 w/kg Body @ 10g
the US absolute limit is 1.6 !!!
so you can see that the nexus one comes VERY close to this!!
the iphone 3Gs is around 0.79 (as a comparison)
(1g is the US standard, and 10g is the European standard).
so, if the bravo/passion/incredible are equally as high as the Nexus One, then i am definitely (sadly) not buying any of them
so,, now is waiting time!!