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ANNOUNCED: HTC launches world's first tri-band 3G Windows Mobile PDA - the HTC TyTN
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 15.06.06 - 14:57:47 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 18385x
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The HTC TyTN (better known under its previous name - HTC Hermes) is the latest innovation from HTC. It delivers a wealth of rich features, showcasing the ultimate. With the office in your pocket experience for business users on the move. Business critical functionality, encased in a sleek, stylish form factor, offers the ultimate range of connectivity options including: tri-band UMTS 3G which will allow users to roam across Europe, US and Asia, plus GSM, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a mini-USB port, making data transfer simple - anytime, anywhere.

Designed with easy messaging in mind, TyTN features Direct Push E-Mail technology available with Windows Mobile 5.0, Internet browsing, synchronization with Microsoft Outlook Calendar, Contacts and E-Mail and the ability to work on applications in the Microsoft Office suite such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and viewing PDF documents. The TyTN comes equipped with a slide-out, ergonomic QWERTY keyboard and 2.8 color display with touch-screen. It also features a jog wheel for easy, one-hand operation.

Florian Seiche, Vice President of HTC Europe added: "TyTN is our strongest combination of functionality and connectivity in a device to date. It's the world's first tri-band UMTS 3G device, which will allow users to roam freely across 3G networks for a higher speed experience across Europe, US and Asia. The TyTN has been designed to closely replicate the Windows desktop experience on a mobile device. It will appeal to heavy messaging and business users as it makes browsing and internet surfing a fast reality."

TyTN is not all work and no play. It's easy to sync-up to a PC to download music, video and pictures, and store them on a micro SD card to play back on the go. It is also a sharp shooter, featuring a 2 megapixel camera with macro mode, on-screen controls and DSC (Digital Still Camera) functionality plus a second camera for video telephony. Available in Black & Silver, the TyTN doesn't compromise in style. TyTN offers maximum functionality packaged in a sleek form factor, weighing in at 180g but extremely compact in size.

The HTC TyTN will be available across Europe from late July. A price wasn't given yet.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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Posted by RobertWebbe on 15.06.06 - 21:01:57

Florian Seiche, Vice President of HTC Europe wrote:

"It's the world's first triband UMTS 3G device, which will allow users to roam freely across 3-G networks for a higher speed experience across Europe, US and Asia."

In Europe we use 2100 MHz for UMTS. Does anyone know what other frequencies are used on other continents?

Posted by Arne Hess on 16.06.06 - 12:41:12

Guess where? In the U.S. for sure, where else. wink And yes, that's even correct and it's allocated by the IMT for 3G/UMTS serices:
http://www.umtsworld.com/technology/images/freq_wrc2000.gif
But nevertheless, Europe, most parts of Asia and Japan as well as Australia (AFAIK) are using 2100 MHz for UMTS. The U.S. are using 850 and 1900 MHz (same as their GSM systems). That's the 3 bands the device supports for UMTS.

Posted by Olivier on 17.06.06 - 00:38:25

Seen in the datasheet on HTC Europe's website: "Bluetooth 2.0 *without* EDR "
That means we won't have the 2.1 Mbps :-(  (unless it's a translation mistake!)

but what's Bluetooth 2 worth without EDR?

Olivier

Posted by Paquette on 18.06.06 - 11:58:09

Does anybody know what the additional button (front/left) is about? The ingraved symbol looks like "phone + globe"?

Seems like a lot of re-design took place since introduction of the device at CeBit.

Interestingly, in this months' German mobile phone journal "connect" there is a review of a T-Mobile branded Hermes which looked quite similar - but without that additional button. As UMTS did not work properly (dial-in problems) with the test device, hope was expressed that this will be fixed until the the expected launch date which was quoted to be July.
Overall the device was rated "five stars out of five".

Paquette

P.S. The test device was burgundy-silver hmm

Posted by RobertWebbe on 18.06.06 - 20:04:56

Olivier wrote:

Seen in the datasheet on HTC Europe's website: "Bluetooth 2.0 *without* EDR "
That means we won't have the 2.1 Mbps :-(  (unless it's a translation mistake!)

but what's Bluetooth 2 worth without EDR?

Olivier

As far as I know:
- it is simpeler and more stable to setup multiple connections (compared to 1.2)
- a scarternet is possible


Paquette wrote:

Does anybody know what the additional button (front/left) is about? The ingraved symbol looks like "phone + globe"?

Paquette

I think it is the button for starting a video call.

Robert Webbe

Posted by Christos on 04.07.06 - 11:17:39

I've searched for the SAR of the Tytn but no lack so far. Does anyone know anything?

Thanks.

Posted by RobertWebbe on 11.07.06 - 14:49:40

Christos wrote:

I've searched for the SAR of the Tytn but no lack so far. Does anyone know anything? Thanks.

0,32  (source: the German CONNECT)

Posted by john123 on 12.07.06 - 08:05:18

Know where i can get one for a decent price? i am looking to buy 5

Posted by Christos on 12.07.06 - 09:27:34

Robert,

THe SAR 0,32 is given for the O2 Trion.
It can not be implied that the same applies for the Tytn or the Jasjam (i.e. the other HTC copies).

That's why I am asking specifically about the Tytn.

Christos

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