Wireless, the leading wireless carrier in Canada and HTC (High Tech Computer
Corp.), the world's leading provider of Microsoft Windows Mobile-based smart
devices, today announced the availability of the HTC TyTN (aka HTC Hermes),
HTC's Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC Phone Edition power-horse that features
quadband GSM/GPRS/Edge, triband UMTS/HSDPA and a slide-out QWERTY keypad.
Designed by HTC, the TyTN is the complete "office-in-your-pocket" solution
combining functionality and connectivity with a stylish slide-out QWERTY keypad
and 2.8" touch screen LCD display. As a powerful Windows Mobile 5.0 device, the
TyTN provides a wealth of voice and data capabilities that enable people to
easily stay connected, organized and entertained.
Leveraging Tri-Band HSDPA and Quad Band Edge connectivity, this device is
ideal for: on-the-go business executives who need an all-in-one reliable device
to synchronize their calendars; the digital entertainment consumer who wants to
download music and pictures to an microSD card and play for friends; or busy
parents who need to stay connected in their professional and personal lives.
"As the only wireless carrier with the advanced broadband HSDPA-based
network in Canada, Rogers Wireless is committed to bringing the most
powerful HSDPA-enabled devices to market," said John Boynton, senior vice
president and chief marketing officer at Rogers Wireless. "Rogers is
committed to investing in innovative new services such as TyTN. This new
device brings together the combination of power, design and connectivity
into one amazing device so our customers can save time and have access to
the latest in mobile innovation while on the go."
"The HTC TyTN builds upon what consumers already love about HTC,
representing a truly powerful mobile office solution with proven success in
the United States, Europe and Asia," said Todd Achilles, vice president of
HTC America. "Rogers Wireless customers will appreciate the advanced
connectivity that works all over the world."
The HTC TyTN is available for CAD$ 399.99 (around 275 Euro) on a three year
term exclusively at Rogers retailers or online.
Unfortunately neither Rogers Wireless nor HTC America have said anything about a
possible Windows Mobile 6 upgrade. However, if the device is really a HTC TyTN
(and not a heavily tweaked HTC Hermes), the Windows Mobile 6 upgrade should be
available from HTC - as previously announced.
Cheers ~ Arne