The AT&T Tilt or HTC TyTN II that I got about four months ago is my first ever Windows Mobile powered phone or pocket pc phone. Its also the first time I owned and tried a phone made by HTC. Earlier this month I came across this article from Modaco about an upcoming phone from HTC called the HTC Touch HD.
Below are more photos and the complete specifications of the HTC Touch HD.
- Processor QualcommÂ® MSM 7201Aâ„¢ 528 MHz
- Operating System Windows MobileÂ® 6.1 Professional
- Memory ROM: 512 MB; RAM: 288 MB
- Dimensions 115 mm x 62.8 mm x 12 mm (4.35 in x 2.5 in x 0.47 in)
- Weight 146.4 grams (5.164 ounces) with battery
- Display 3.8-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution
- Network HSDPA/WCDMA:Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz; Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Band frequency and data speed are operator dependent.)
- Device Control HTC TouchFLOâ„¢ 3D; Touch-sensitive front panel buttons
- GPS GPS and A-GPS ready
- Connectivity BluetoothÂ® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
- Wi-FiÂ®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
- HTC ExtUSBâ„¢ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0)
- Main camera: 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus
- Second camera: VGA CMOS color camera
- Audio Built-in 3.5 mm audio jack, microphone, speaker, and FM radio
- Ring tone formats: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV;40 polyphonic and standard MIDI format 0 and 1 (SMF)/SP MIDI
- Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-ion or Lithium-ion polymer battery. Capacity: 1350 mAh
- Talk time:Up to 390 minutes for WCDMA; Up to 310 minutes for GSM
- Standby time:Up to 450 hours for WCDMA; Up to 390 hours for GSM
- Video call time: Up to 120 minutes (The above are subject to network and phone usage.)
- Expansion Slot microSDâ„¢ memory card (SDHCâ„¢ capable)
- AC Adapter Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
- DC output: 5V and 1A
The HTC Touch HD is definitely geared as a competitor to the iPhone, Samsung Omnia and the also upcoming Sony Ericsson Xperia X1. According to reports, the HTC Touch HD will first be introduced in Europe by the last quarter of this year. There’s no word when this phone will be available here in the United States but rumors have it that AT&T will have it first.
For now, there is no information on the exact launch date or how much the HTC Touch HD would cost but if its primed as an iPhone killer/competitor then expect it to be in the same price range as the iPhone. I haven’t been this excited about a new phone like I was when I first heard about the iPhone. I hope my account with AT&T would be eligible for a phone upgrade when this baby comes out.
With the specs and photos above, what can you say about the HTC Touch HD? You think it can compete with the Apple iPhone, Samsung Omnia or the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1?
For more details and official photos, check out the HTC Touch HD official page at HTC.com.
*images taken from Modaco.com
@trench – I’m not familiar with the telcos in Guam but do you have AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile there? If not then, maybe you should check with your local telco and ask if this phone will be available there or not.
Another option would be to ask someone from the mainland to get this phone for you, have it unlocked and then send it to you in Guam. Btw, what type of frequency band does Guam use? GSM or UMTS?
hmm. this might be my next phone! I wonder if I can get this unlocked for Guam.
@joie – Yup, they keep on coming. One month of no food? How about saving up and having two or three months of just eating instant noodles? Hehe :D
@Aldrin – I hope the HTC Touch HD has Android on it. Anyways, I’m not even sure if I’m gonna get it yet..hehe I’m just wishful thinking. :D
You envious? I should be the one envious of you coz you have the Asus Eee PC and your blogs are doin very well now. :D
another interesting gadget.. they always keep coming.. I want one.. but that would cost another month of no food.. (lols)
soon you'll have the Android and I will be more envious. If you get the Android, will you send me this one? So I don't get envious anymore? :grin:
@jhay – I’m guessing it would, considering that the HTC Touch Diamond was recently released in the Philippines.
Maybe if they get to try it out they might end up liking it and be convinced to try another brand of phone, especially a Windows Mobile or Google Android phone. There’s so much more you can do with these phones than a Symbian or SE phone. I also used to be a loyal Nokia user before getting my AT&T Tilt/HTC TyTN II, but now I know I won’t be getting a phone unless it has Windows Mobile or Google Android on it. :D
Would it be sold in the Philippines too? Some professors I know may be interested, though it would be hard to convince them to switch from Nokia or Sony Ericsson phones. :lol:
@Jehzeel – Me too! Hehe so are you gonna get this if it gets sold in the Philippines?
me wants this so much… :D