HTC announce four new portable messaging devices

HTC has unveiled the latest devices in their growing range of own-branded products so that the portfolio offers something for both consumers and business users.

The first up is the S620, which is a slim smartphone in a new form factor for HTC. It integrates a full QWERTY keyboard, and is therefore perfect for email messenging. Measuring just 12.8mm thick, the S620 features a touch-sensitive navigation bar, a 2.4-inch colour landscape screen, and offers Quad band, GPRS/EDG, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Next up is the P3300, which is HTC’s first dedication navigation PDA with built-in GPS. “We focused a lot on the design, to make it as compact and slim as possible”, explains Florian Seiche, HTC’s vice president for Europe.

“We focused on user interface by having a trackball and trackwheel integrated for better navigation through the maps.”

A new deal with TomTom means that HTC is able to use the company’s Navigator 6 software for maps and directions.

The third device is the P3600, HTC describes as a compact PDA and phone. “The looks are distinctly different. We used a more high gloss finish, to make it more consumer friendly”, says Seiche. With 3G and HSDPA, the device supports fast internet browsing and downloading. It also features a 2MP camera.

Last is the S310, a small candybar messaging device with Windows Mobile 5.0. It’s targeted both to the small business users and the consumer who wants easy messaging on his/her mobile. It will come in a variety of colours, and be released this month.

A deal with T-Mobile to sell the P3300 has already been struck, and it will be on the shelves branded as the MDA Compact III.