couple of weeks ago, I've reported here, that -
according to the FCC - two different shapes of the HTC Voyager (better known as
i-Mate Smartphone2/ Orange SPV E200) exists.
Also this "second" HTC Voyager
is now know as Qtek 8060 and during CeBIT I had the chance to play with it a
little bit and to make some detailed photos.
In general, it's the same device with the same features. It's nothing different inside but the
difference is in the shape of the device which remind more on the HTC Canary
(Orange SPV) than the HTC Tanager (i-Mate Smartphone/Orange SPV E100).
Therefore it doesn't have a joystick but a navigation pad as well as the side
keys (for volume and the camera) comes closer to the Canary. However, the
dial-pad is taken (more or less) from the Tanager which makes using it easier
and not that painful.
HTC Voyager SV10B aka Qtek 8060
HTC Voyager SV10B aka Qtek 8060 compared to the SV10A aka Smartphone2
While the version "B" is the same as the better known version
"A" - feature-wise - I prefer the "A" version, available as Smartphone2 or
Orange SPV E200. In my humble opinion, it looks nicer and also it's easier to
use, thanks to the joystick (which was introduced for good reasons on mobile phones).
Nevertheless, it's expected to be released soon in different
countries like France and Germany but it's questionable if it will become
that huge success. But again, this opinion is pretty subjective since I know
some people who prefer to use the Canary design.
Cheers ~ Arne
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