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3GSM LIVE: HTC Hermes UMTS Pocket PC Phone Edition surfaced
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 16.02.06 - 10:41:25 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 18585x
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No, the HTC Hermes was neither announced during the 3GSM Congress nor it was shown publicly anywhere here but it surfaced anyway. The folks over at PocketPCItalia.com got their hands on a working prototype of the next generation, small form factor, UMTS-enabled Pocket PC Phone Edition from HTC code named Hermes.
What to say about the Hermes? It's small, way smaller than the Universal, it's a mix between the HTC Magician and Wizard, since it has the Magician ID and the Wizard slide-out keyboard.
In addition to GSM/GPRS and UMTS it's expected to support HSDPA as well, unlike the current HTC Pocket PCs it's sporting a 300 MHz Samsung processor, has 128 MB flash and 64 MB memory, has the typical small 2.8" touchscreen, supports 802.11b/g and  Bluetooth 2.0, memory is extendable though microSD, has a 2.1 megapixel camera with photo light and a secondary VGA cam on the front for UMTS video telephony and has - interesting enough - a scroll wheel!

So far, no information were given about a planned release date nor who will carry it (i-mate seems to be confirmed, carriers haven't said anything yet).
This thing looks hot and will replace my Universal and Prophet for sure, however, I fear I have to live with the dual-combination until fall or so.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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Posted by Mobile Phone Fan 3 on 16.02.06 - 12:59:13

Well, it is not clear whether it will be jog dial (i.e. something that has movement down, up and press) or real wheel (like in blackberry or in computer mice).

I would love if it would be real wheel though..

Posted by rdkay on 16.02.06 - 18:41:29

Why the hell do they add MicroSD?? NO!!! Please MiniSD or SD!!!!

Posted by Samuele on 19.02.06 - 21:18:19

NO EDGE? WHY????

i'm waiting for a complete device but seems to be impossible....
HSDPA...
i think it is better to enlarge the air cover of UMTS than bypass to HSDPA.
The edge is a great feature that's not presents.

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