Reviews Photokina 2010 - After being the first to bring a smartphone with the Google Android operating system onto the market, HTC also clearly shows the early experience with the Android platform in the latest models. Earlier, LetsGoMobile has had the pleasure to test the T-Mobile HTC G1, HTC Magic and the HTC Hero. The Android OS is very hot and every brand is joining up in order to also have Android in their portfolio. The possibilities, the design and the open character make the Android platform highly desired. What HTC also does very smartly and beautifully is adding their own layer on top of the operating system. This makes it not only an Android phone, but maintains it as a true HTC Smartphone, which makes it distinguishing.
T-Mobile announced the international launch of the world’s first Android powered mobile phone in partnership with Google. Available soon only for T-Mobile customers spanning two continents, the T-Mobile G1 cell phone combines full touch-screen functionality and a QWERTY keyboard with a mobile Web experience that includes the popular Google products that millions have enjoyed on the desktop, including Google Maps Street View, Gmail, YouTube and others. The T-Mobile G1 is the first phone to offer access to Android Market, which hosts unique applications and mash ups of existing and new services from developers around the world.
From the package it is clear that HTC now more than ever aim at the design, with the HTC P3700, better known as the HTC Touch Diamond, in order to conquer a larger crowd. The operating system of the HTC Diamond is Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. This new version has undergone several small improvements. Furthermore, the HTC Touch Diamond offers many options. New is the 4GB internal memory and a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus. In addition, the HTC offers a large touchscreen, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS and HSDPA for quick Internet scrolling.
HTC announced the introduction of the HTC S740 cell phone, a slim, compact, and stylish smartphone that provides the perfect combination of a traditional 12-key phone design with HTC’s signature sliding QWERTY keyboard for optimal messaging. The S740 follows the sleek design of HTC’s hit consumer handset, the HTC Touch Diamond. This slim smartphone features a matt black facetted back, a 2.4 inch QVGA display and slide-out QWERTY keyboard. From the design of its 12-key keypad (ideal for super fast one hand messaging) and full QWERTY keyboard (perfect for those who prefer a two handed messaging experience) both input capabilities ensure efficient and accurate typing, as well as support for POP3, IMAP and Exchange push email. Instant messaging (IM) and SMS can also be accessed through the familiar 12-key interface on the front of the cell phone.
The excitement over the Apple iPhone has settled down again. Touch screen phones are slowly gaining popularity and almost every brand offers a touch screen telephone in their assortment. In the beginning touch screens were too sensitive and hard to use. HTC has a lot of experience in the touch screen mobile phone segment. The HTC TyTN, HTC P4350 en de HTC P3600 are some examples of the HTC touch screen Smartphones.