Got me a new cellphone 2 weeks ago. I wasn’t able to blog about it right away coz aside from being preoccupied with personal matters, I was also busy installing programs, games, themes, transferring contact information, updating contacts, adding ringtones and other stuff on my cellphone.
My previous phone was a Sony Ericsson W810i walkman phone from Cingular and the reason why I got a new cellphone wasn’t because the Sony Ericsson W810i sucked, it was a nice cellphone with good features but it wasn’t enough for me. What I
wanted needed was a PDA/Smartphone which I can use as an organizer, planner and let me browse the web, check emails and lots of other stuff. One option was to get an unlocked unit but because it was quite expensive, I decided to get one from my carrier, AT&T’s (formerly Cingular) website.
I chose to get my cellphone online because that way I wouldn’t have to go out and drive, I could take my time browsing through the different cellphones without being bothered by the salesperson and I can check product ratings and reviews on the Internet. Aside from that, I could also avail of certain discounts which are only available online. I ended up choosing the AT&T Tilt which is also known as the HTC TyTN II or HTC Kaiser. Retail price for the AT&T Tilt is $549.99 but with a 2-year contract extension, you can get it for $299 after a $100 mail-in rebate.
The AT&T Tilt is a pocket pc phone that runs on Windows Mobile 6 Pro. Originally manufactured by HTC as the TyTN II or Kaiser but carried by AT&T here in the US and named as the Tilt. It got it’s name from it’s unique feature, the innovative tilt screen. The Tilt is considered as AT&T’s most powerful smartphone and is targeted towards business users. It has Microsoft Mobile Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), PIM tools (clock, calculator, voice recorder, ZIP manager), Microsoft’s Direct Push technology, BlackBerry Connect and AT&T Xpress Mail, a full range of wireless capabilities like WiFi, UMTS/HSDPA support and GPS.
Since this device has a microSD expansion slot and supports microSDHC, I decided to buy an 8 GB Sandisk microSDHC from Amazon. With that much space, I can install more programs and games and also load pictures, videos and my favorite mp3s. Next thing I plan to buy is a bluetooth headset which I can also use as a stereo headset when I want to listen to my mp3’s.
With this new toy, expect some posts about tweaks, freeware, themes and other customization stuff for the AT&T Tilt/HTC TyTN II in the coming days. I’ve just had this phone for a couple weeks so it’s still quite early to do a review. I’ll probably do the review after a couple months of using it which would be enough time for me to test this device and use all of it’s functions.