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3GSM LIVE: Photos of the i-mate Smartflip aka HTC Star Trek
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 16.02.06 - 09:34:38 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 20390x
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Maybe one of the Windows Mobile highlights here at 3GSM Congress was the official announcement of the i-mate Smartflip (also known under it's HTC code name Star Trek), which revealed last week already and was even not shown in the i-mate booth. However, Steve Ballmer presented it during his keynote as well as the guys in the i-mate marquee have a couple of prototypes.
Since it is available as a prototype only, you can see that we are still far away from the launch, maybe months but the design is already finalized and if you are a fan of Motorola's RAZR V3, you will definitely enjoy the Smartflip as well. It's a Windows Mobile 5.0 device, powered by an OMAP CPU and supports GSM, GPRS, EDGE quad-band. It has Bluetooth (but no Wi-Fi) and includes a 1.3 megapixel camera.
Bellow the outer display (which it has for sure since it is a clamshell device) you have 3 access keys for the media player that you can also use it closed for media playback. The keyboard reminds pretty much on the original Motorola RAZR V3 keyboard, which is - however - made of one piece of metal, unlike the Smartflip keyboard.

As you can see above, it's really thin, RAZR thin and this was - according to HTC - the benchmark.

An estimated time of arrival or price wasn't given yet but it could be launched later this summer across Asia, Europe and North America. No information available yet, if other resellers or even operators will carry it also.

Cheers ~ Arne


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