HTC announced some recently rumored devices - HTC Advantage (Athena), the HTC P3350 (Love) Pocket PC, as well as the HTC S710 (Vox) smartphone. But a new player joined the gang later on. Out of nowhere, a fourth new adition appeared in the HTC product catalogie without even been inclued in the official press release. It's the HTC P3400 (Gene).
The HTC X7500 Advantage (Athena) is based on the Windows Mobile 2005 Pocket PC edition and comes with a hefty size and a weight of 359 g. It is powered by an Intel XScale 624 MHz processor and an ATi graphic chip and has a large 5" TFT touchscreen display with VGA resolution of 640x480 pixels. The HTC Advantage is also equipped with a detachable hardware QWERTY keyboard and has a hard disc with a storage capacity of 8GB. As for connectivity options, they include quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, and stereo Bluetooth support plus a TV-Out port. On top of that it comes along with a 3 megapixel camera. The manufacturer states a rated 8 hour battery life which is far better than the 3 hour battery life of the average laptop. The HTC X7500 Advantage (Athena) will start shipping in March 2007.
The HTC P3350 (Love) is the Pocket PC released by HTC at the 3GSM Congress. It resembles a lot the current HTC P3300 (Artemis) but lacks GPS. Instead, it is equipped with dedicated music keys since it's the first multimedia-oriented device of the Taiwanese manufacturer. Powered by a 200MHz TI OMAP 850 processor, it features quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, FM radio and a 2 megapixel camera. The HTC P3350 (Love) will start shipping in March 2007.
The HTC S710 (Vox) is among the first devices powered by the new Windows Mobile 6 OS. The HTC S710 is a regular Windows smartphone but with a twist. Besides the 2.4" TFT display, the stereo Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support and the megapixel camera, the new smartphone also features a full sliding hardware keyboard. The HTC S710 will become commercially available in the first half of 2007.
Expect a live preview of them all straight from the HTC stand at 3GSM 2007, Barcelona.
The unexpected adition to the gang, the HTC 3400 is the rumored upgrade of the Prophet platform, meaning that the new HTC 3400 Pocket PC is in fact a sucessor of the Qtek S200. The new device comes with almost the same functionality but with the added convenience of a sliding hardware QWERTY keyboard and a smaller weight. The processor used to run that baby is still the good old TI OMAP850 200MHz processor. This new Pocket PC is not featured at the HTC stand at the 3GSM 2007 in Barcelona so expect an update of its current status soon.