Is it true? Might HTC have turned over a new leaf and really decided to put honest-to-goodness 3.5mm headset jacks in Windows phones other than the Touch HD? If a recent post from Mobilecrunch is correct, then it just might be. We're still just a tad skeptical, seeing as how this news is coming out of an Android post, but ...
Beginning with the Hero, HTC is moving away from requiring users to pump audio through their modified miniUSB port.
We’d heard this mentioned as a possibility at past press events. This was HTC’s response when we reached out for comment:
The vast majority of devices we launch after Hero will have a 3.5mm jack. Devices that we have already announced but that still come out after Hero will not necessarily be a part of this change.
Obviously, we wouldn't see any changes in anything coming out the rest of this year, and likely well into next year, too. These things take time. And it's conceivable HTC was just talking Android-powered phones. But for those of you holding out hope of ditching the ExtUSB adapter, your day may finally have come.