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OFFICIAL: Scartel and HTC launch world's first integrated GSM/WiMAX Handset
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 12.11.08 - 19:41:50 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 13960x
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Unveiled earlier last month already as the HTC T8290, Scartel Russia (with its WiMAX brand Yota) and HTC Corporation today announced the HTC MAX 4G, the world's first integrated GSM/WiMAX handset, powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. Supported by a broad range of services based on Yota's Mobile WiMAX network, the HTC MAX 4G delivers a rich multimedia and high quality telephony experience in a sleek and powerful touch screen handset. The HTC MAX 4G supports GSM calls using a SIM card from any Russian network operator and when both callers are Yota subscribers, the call will automatically be routed as a VoIP call over the Yota Mobile WiMAX network.

The Yota Phone service also supports more business applications, allowing users to switch between English and Russian contact records while providing functionality such as call holding, conference calling and video calling using the VGA camera on the front of the device.
The HTC MAX 4G was created to take full advantage of Yota's high-speed Mobile WiMAX network without compromising style or ease of use. The device is sleek and elegant and includes a vibrant, large 3.8", 800 × 480 WVGA touch screen display. The HTC MAX 4G also integrates a 3.5 mm headphone jack to create the best possible experience for enjoying movies, music and photos on the go. Running Windows Mobile 6.1, the HTC MAX 4G incorporates HTC's proprietary Touch FLO 3D user interface, allowing swift and intuitive navigation to key applications such as dialing calls, listening to music, taking picture and more.

HTC MAX 4G users can now record their lives through a lens thanks to Yota's Yap-yap service. This allows contacts to be synchronized and edited through the Web and video clips and photos can also be uploaded to Images taken with the integrated 5MP camera can also be geo-tagged using coordinates from the integrated GPS.

Key HTC MAX 4G Highlights:

  • Processor: Qualcomm ESM7206A 528 MHz
  • Platform: Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • Network: Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 900/1800/1900 MHz and Yota Mobile WiMAX at 2,5-2.7 GHz
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR
  • GPS: Inbuilt GPS
  • Camera: 5.0 megapixel autofocus main camera with second front facing VGA camera
  • Display: 3.8-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution
  • Memory: 256 MB ROM / 288 MB RAM / 8 GB inbuilt Flash
  • Dimensions: 113.5mm X 63.1mm X 13.9mm
  • Weight: 151 grams (with battery)

The Yota Mobile WiMAX network offers high-speed wireless Internet access that opens a new realm of entertainment and communication possibilities. The basic Yota Home package will provide subscribers with instant access to online games, maps, messaging and file exchange applications while on the move. In addition, the high-capacity Mobile WiMAX network with traffic prioritization algorithms, allows online films, video and TV programs to be viewed on the large WVGA screen.

Thanks to mobile WiMAX, high-quality multimedia entertainment is no longer limited. With Yota Video, a full video on demand (VOD) service, users can watch their favorite movies and videos from their personal Yota catalogue anytime, anywhere.

Neither availability nor a price was announced today.

Cheers ~ Arne


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Posted by MEGA on 15.11.08 - 04:34:33

it is not 5 megapixel camera , it is 3.15 now.

Posted by Arne Hess on 15.11.08 - 10:56:26

Hmmm? Are you sure? The HTC press release still says 5 megapixel and HTC should know it?

Posted by wimaxed on 15.11.08 - 20:34:16

I watched one of the videos (though it was in Russian and I didn't understand much) and it looked quite smooth for a Windows Mobile powered device. You could watch many TV channels on it and it looked pretty good. I don't think you can do that on 3G networks,or at least not at that speed and video quality. WiMAX seems to be a winner when it comes to wireless video applications.

Posted by amitabh kumar on 21.11.08 - 12:32:46

This follows the HTC's T8290 handset which was also a wimax enabled handset.
We now need to see if similar devices will appear on the XOHM. perhaps with CDMA instead of GSM?

Posted by Arne Hess on 21.11.08 - 19:53:13

Actually it's the T8290 as I wrote in the article. HTC always give its products this kind of internal product numbers.

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