Looks like Dopod is the first again. After its early launch of the HTC Prophet as Dopod 818 late last year, the Chinese reseller of HTC manufactured devices now officially introduced the Dopop S300 (aka HTC Star Trek) Windows Mobile Smartphone (not to be confused with the Qtek S300 Pocket PC Phone Edition).
At least Dopod held a press event/launch party today, PhoneDaily is reporting about.
The Dopod S300 is a Windows Mobile 5.0 powered Smartphone, HTC's first clamshell Smartphone, and is only 15.8 mm thick, weighs 99 g and has a 2.2" QVGA screen. Bellow the 1.3 megapixel camera the device also features a second color display. Unfortunately, the HTC Star Trek misses W-LAN like the previous HTC Smartphone, based on the Tornado platform had.
Unlike the earlier prototypes we have seen from i-mate and Vodafone, the final version of the Star Trek has a slightly changed keyboard layout (which attracts me way more than the initial keyboard layout):
I expect a similar announcement for Europe later today during HTC's Qtek press conference which is held here in Munich. Stay tuned for more information.
Cheers ~ Arne