last week's HTC S740 videoview, here we go with some more photos of HTC's latest
Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard smartphone. As you can see bellow, the
S740 is a mix
of a standard smartphone and
HTC's Touch Pro, featuring a mobile phone typical
keypad as well as a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The whole device follows the
Touch Diamond design with a shiny mirrored front, including a very shiny
keyboard which isn't - unfortunately - not too scratch resistant. The battery
cover also features the HTC Touch Diamond typical diamond shape but it's not
piano-glossy but more a kind of soft-touch surface. While the navigation-pad
looks also similar to the HTC Touch Diamond directional-pad, it's not touch
sensitive at all.
On the left side, the device features the volume up and down keys while
on the right side it features the camera shutter, something HTC left for all
Touch Professional smartphones, since the launch of the Touch Diamond (while
earlier Touch smartphones had a dedicated camera shutter).
Overall, the HTC s740 is a rocking solid Windows Mobile Standard smartphone,
designed for messaging addicts which prefer the combination of a standard mobile
phone keypad (which can be also used for short messages, thanks to T9) and a
slide-out keyboard for longer texts. Thanks to inbuilt GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA
and WiFi it finds a connection virtually everywhere.
Cheers ~ Arne