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PHOTOVIEW: HTC Voyager SV10B aka Qtek 8060
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 26.03.04 - 13:09:10 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 12765x
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A couple of weeks ago, I've reported here, that - according to the FCC - two different shapes of the HTC Voyager (better known as i-Mate Smartphone2/ Orange SPV E200) exists.
Also this "second" HTC Voyager is now know as Qtek 8060 and during CeBIT I had the chance to play with it a little bit and to make some detailed photos.

In general, it's the same device with the same features. It's nothing different inside but the difference is in the shape of the device which remind more on the HTC Canary (Orange SPV) than the HTC Tanager (i-Mate Smartphone/Orange SPV E100).
Therefore it doesn't have a joystick but a navigation pad as well as the side keys (for volume and the camera) comes closer to the Canary. However, the dial-pad is taken (more or less) from the Tanager which makes using it easier and not that painful.

HTC Voyager SV10B aka Qtek 8060





HTC Voyager SV10B aka Qtek 8060 compared to the SV10A aka Smartphone2


While the version "B" is the same as the better known version "A" - feature-wise - I prefer the "A" version, available as Smartphone2 or Orange SPV E200. In my humble opinion, it looks nicer and also it's easier to use, thanks to the joystick (which was introduced for good reasons on mobile phones).

Nevertheless, it's expected to be released soon in different countries like France and Germany but it's questionable if it will become that huge success. But again, this opinion is pretty subjective since I know some people who prefer to use the Canary design.

Cheers ~ Arne

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