upcoming HTC Tattoo
is HTC's first Android smartphone which comes with the
recently released Android version 1.6 (Donut) preinstalled. Donut adds a lot
of new benefits and features to the Android platform but HTC also adds its new
HTC Sense UI, the
company introduced with the launch of the
HTC Hero. The HTC
Tattoo features the new Android 1.6 quick search box as well as the new battery
usage indicator, the new Android Market, VPN, 802.1x and the new text-to-speech
engine but not new camera and camcorder UI and gallery because these were
replaced with HTC applications.
HTC Sense on the other hand greatly improves the whole homescreen usability by
offering a fully customizable and widget-based user interface. For instance HTC
Sense can push content like Twitter, weather and other content to the surface
while others may want quick access to business-focused information like E-Mail,
calendar and world-times. Furthermore, HTC Sense features a Windows Mobile-like
smart dialer interface for making calls quicker.
Like all other Android smartphones from HTC, the HTC Tattoo also features all
Google services like Google Maps, YouTube and calendar and contacts
synchronization with Gmail.
The combination of the device size and design, Android 1.6 and HTC Sense
makes the HTC Tattoo an interesting budget and mass-market Android smartphone.
It offers an easy to use entry-point for smartphone and Android novices as well
as enough features and flexibility for professionals.
Cheers ~ Arne