HTC will ship the Pearl White Gratia and the QWERTY-fied 7 Pro to its distributor partners in the United Kingdom.
The first Windows Phone 7-powered QWERTY handset - the HTC 7 Pro - has just premiered in Germany, but it's already heading to UK. Along with the Android Froyo-running Gratia, it will become available in February.
One interesting thing is that the European version of Aria - the Gratia - will be offered only in Pearl White in UK. We already reviewed the black Gratia, so it's not that HTC has manufactured only white phones.
The HTC plans are to supply its distributor partners with the phones, at which point the major retailers and carriers will take over. Unfortunately, the UK carriers are still mum on their plans about the handsets.