An alleged press shot of a HTC DNA smartphone-come-tablet has been released online by Twitter user @evleaks, a device which is apparently the western version of the HTC J Butterfly.
The handset it seems to be based on is only available in Japan, but the DNA image showed Verizon branding, which indicates a US release.
If the phablet does go on sale in the States, it could also be made available in the UK.
More information could be available soon, as HTC and Verizon recently sent out media invites to an event taking place on November 13th.
The telecommunications company and mobile phone manufacturer said: "We invite you to experience out latest collaboration."
It looks as though the gadget will have a five-inch display, making it a competitor of phablet devices like the popular Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
Technology makers are creating more devices of this size, as consumers look to get more value from their gadget.
A larger display can make the gaming and movie-viewing experience more convenient and enjoyable.
Posted by Samantha Green