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VIDEOVIEW: HTC Tattoo Android Smartphone Hardware Hands-on
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 25.09.09 - 15:46:32 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 52000x
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The upcoming HTC Tattoo is HTC's first budget Android smartphone, following a rather different concept than all the previous HTC Android smartphones. While the HTC Tattoo runs on Android 1.6 (Donut), the device isn't just about software but also about hardware. It's HTC's first smartphone that can be customized inside and out. In addition to all the options, HTC's Sense UI and the Android OS offer, to make it yours, it also features removable and replaceable front and back covers. However, being a budget smartphone also means that HTC had to save costs and therefore the HTC Tattoo is featuring a cheaper, less crispy 2.8" resistive touchscreen instead of the Android-typical capacitive touchscreen. Nevertheless, it's really hard to spot a difference.

And while the Tattoo includes an aGPS receiver, an FM radio, a digital compass and a G-sensor, the camera features 3.2 megapixel only and isn't autofocus but fixfocus. Way more mass market compatible is the used 5-way D-pad instead of a trackball.

HTC will release the Tattoo in Europe from October and will retail for something around 339 Euro.

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by roadrunner on 27.09.09 - 13:16:29

Would have been more interested in seeing how the user interface (on screen keyboard and so on) looks in the lower resolution of the Tattoo and whether it is usable with finger in a useful manner or not.

Posted by Rene on 28.09.09 - 08:04:24

Hi arne,

nice to see you again through this hands-on video! Well done.
Would be nice to get in touch again!


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