High Tech Computer Corp. has launched three smart devices from its Q1 2007 product portfolio at the 3GSM World Congress Conference and Exhibition.
The HTC Advantage (X7500) claims the title of most powerful mobile office to date, but still lighter than the smallest PC notebook. It supports Microsoft Outlook Mobile for quick access to email, calendar, task and contact functions. It is also possible to view, edit and/or print on-network Microsoft Office documents, including Excel, Word, or PowerPoint files.
This new device boasts an 8-hour battery life, and an internal 8GB (gigabytes) hard drive, plus a miniSD slot for memory expansion.
The HTC Advantage has built-in video output capability, allowing users to run presentations directly via a projector and TV output. It has a 5-inch VGA colour touch screen and a magnetic QWERTY keyboard.
Also built-in is a GPS and the new device comes with TomTom NAVIGATOR 6, which combines with a orientation sensor technology so users just have to tilt the device to move around the page.
On top of these features there is a 3-megapixel camera, plus a range of connectivity options such as HSPDA, Tri-band 3G, Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity including support for stereo headphones, plys a second VGA camera for video telephony
The HTC S710 is a compact messaging phone featuring a semi auto-sliding QWERTY keyboard, a first for the smartphone class. Based on Windows Mobile 6, with new capabilities such as viewing emails in rich HTML format, easier email management through new shortcuts and new calendar views this device will appeal to people on the move that want to keep in touch with their communications.
The phone allows users to work on a 2.4 inch screen with landscape view option, and users can stay connected via Windows Live instant messaging. The HTC S710 supports GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0.
The new HTC P3350 is aimed at users looking for a slim PDA phone with strong music, entertainment and messaging functionality. HTC’s Media Hub allows users to play and manage music, watch video tracks/clips, or create ringtones and then store them on the 256MB internal memory or microSD card. An 8-way viewing navigation control called HTC’s RollR (track ball and wheel) makes it easy to scroll through song collections.
Music capabilities include an FM radio and Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 with stereo Bluetooth output and an inbuilt graphic equalizer for sound enhancement.
The HTC Advantage will first be available through T-Mobile (as the T-Mobile ‘Ameo’) in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Austria and Poland starting in March 2007, with HTC versions being released simultaneously in selected countries.
Orange will first launch the HTC S710 (Orange SPV E650) across most of its European markets in the first half of the year as part of its Signature range. The Orange SPV E650 will feature a customised homescreen with icons that provide one-click access to key business functions such as Internet access, email, and calendar and contact information.
The HTC P3350 will be available in store from March, through a range of HTC’s operator and distributor partners.