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3GSM LIVE: HTC unveils new Q1 2007 Windows Mobile Device line-up
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 13.02.07 - 18:28:54 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 36308x
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Following Microsoft's official Windows Mobile 6 announcement from yesterday, HTC (High Tech Computer Corp.) today launched three smart devices from its Q1 2007 product portfolio at the 3GSM World Congress Conference and Exhibition. These ground-breaking devices showcase the latest in mobile convergence for both consumer and enterprise audiences and epitomize HTC's commitment to developing innovative, appealing and category-defining form factors and applications:

"HTC has made a name for itself designing cutting edge devices that showcase the power of Windows Mobile," said Pieter Knook, Senior Vice President, Mobile and Embedded Devices Division, Microsoft Corp. "We're excited to continue our partnership with Windows Mobile 6 in our mutual quest to meet customers' needs for work and life on the go."

Peter Chou, CEO and President of HTC, commented: "HTC has always been committed to continuous innovation. These new products bring the mobile office and a variety of entertainment options to users on the go and demonstrate HTC's ability to consistently develop world-class, industry-defining products."

Florian Seiche, Vice President of HTC Europe, added: "Following our strong line-up of new device launches at the end of 2006, HTC is committed to continue growth in 2007 with an extensive product roadmap. We are starting the year with an enviable line-up of innovative devices, not only offering the best in terms of functionality, but also in design. This really sets them apart in a market where users are increasingly demanding brains over plain aesthetics."

Yves Maitre, VP of Devices at Orange, said: "Devices like the SPV E650 are the perfect complement to our Orange Signature devices range that is specifically designed for ease of use and deployment in the business environment. Orange is delighted to be the first operator to deliver this Windows Mobile 6.0 device, an intuitive business tool which provides a PC-like experience on a mobile-sized device, complete with keyboard," he added.

HTC Advantage (also known as HTC X7500 or HTC Athena) is the most powerful mobile office to date, the HTC Advantage is lighter, more compact, and more portable that even the smallest PC notebook. Offering online connectivity anytime, anywhere, it's the ideal companion for the business traveler who needs instant access to email and the capability to view, edit and/or print on-network Microsoft Office documents, including Excel, Word, or PowerPoint files.
The HTC Advantage boasts a massive 8-hour battery life – far in excess of the average laptop – to ensure a full business day's worth of productivity. The storage facilities, 8GB hard drive, and handy miniSD are also unrivalled by any other mobile office device, providing a seamless document management and usage experience.
The HTC Advantage uniquely has built-in video output capability, empowers its users with freedom to make presentations anywhere. Users can run presentations directly via the projector and TV output. Its 5-inch VGA color touch screen and innovative, magnetic QWERTY keyboard are ideal not just for editing Microsoft Office documents, but also for enjoying leisure time. Users can watch videos, browse the web, use instant Outlook push e-mail, synchronize their contacts, tasks and calendar, and navigate anywhere with inbuilt GPS and TomTom NAVIGATOR 6. Screen navigation is made super easy thanks to HTC's VueFLO technology. Using G-Sensor technology, users simply tilt the device to intuitively move around the page.
Add to all that a 3-megapixel camera, a range of connectivity options such as HSPDA, triband 3G, Wi-Fi and stereo Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity and a second VGA camera for video telephony and its easy to see why the HTC Advantage is the most powerful mobile office device available.

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. Unsubsidized, the estimated retail price of the HTC Advantage is around 1099 Euro!

As one of the first devices to launch with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6, users reach a new level of functionality with the HTC S710 (also known as HTC Vox) – a compact and stylish messaging device.
Ideal for business or pleasure, this versatile, compact handset looks like a phone, but, thanks to a cleverly concealed semi auto-sliding full keyboard, it makes light work of messaging, web browsing and calls. Viewing Microsoft Office Word and Excel documents on the go is a pleasure on the 2.4 inch screen with landscape view option, and users can stay connected via user-friendly, real-time email in its original rich HTML format and the ability to chat over Windows Live.

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 customized Homescreen with icons that provide one-click access to key business functions such as Internet access, email, and calendar and contact information.
In areas, where Orange isn't present, HTC will sell the device under it's own brand. Unsubsidized, the estimated retail price of the HTC S710 is around 399 Euro.
Oh, and there is one bad news as well: At the moment, HTC has no plans to release the HTC Vox in the US as well.

The HTC P3350 is perfect for anyone wanting a stylish and 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 huge 256MB internal memory or microSDTM card. It's easy to scroll through tracks thanks to 8-way viewing navigation control with HTC's RollR (track ball and wheel).
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 P3350 will be available in store from March, through a range of HTC's operator and distributor partners.
Unsubsidized, the estimated retail price of the HTC P3350 is around 449 - 499 Euro.

Cheers ~ Arne

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