HTC has unveiled the HTC TyTN II, a Windows Mobile 6.0 smartphone, to be launched across a range of operators in Europe under in-house branding, as well as direct under the HTC name.
Building on the success of the first HTC TyTN and featuring high speed HSDPA connectivity, in-built GPS for personal navigation and an innovative adjustable screen angle, HTC are describing this device is the "ultimate mobile companion".
The TyTN II offers a new form factor - the 2.8-inch colour screen slides back to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, then tilts up to position the screen for what HTC say is perfect for reading and creating emails and using applications.
Offering tri-band UMTS and quad-band EDGE, it boasts high speed HSDPA connectivity as well as 802.11b/g Wi-Fi to help ensure users can enjoy high-speed surfing, uploading and downloading while roaming anywhere in the world.
HTC HomeTM, HTC’s new homescreen, offers easy access to photo dialing, text messages, calendar entries, e-mails and contacts, as well as one touch access to live weather conditions plus 4-day forecasts.
As well as all the productivity gubbins you get with Windows Mobile 6 Professional, further applications such as a business card scanner and TomTom Navigator 6 (although just a "taster" edition) to complement the in-built GPS are included.
The launch also sees the introduction of "HTCmail" a fully hosted, secure, and managed email service based on Microsoft Hosted Exchange.
HTCmail will offer real-time access to up to five different email accounts, either personal or work mailboxes, aggregated and instantly delivered to a mobile device through Outlook 2007.
HTCmail features include email, contacts and calendar are will be compatible with all HTC devices, rolling out across selected European markets from September.
"Today’s launches – both HTC TyTN II and HTCmail – are all about fast, easy access on the move to the kind of features and connectivity previously reserved for the PC world", said Florian Seiche, vice president of HTC Europe.
The device will see from September launches with operators across Europe including Orange, T-Mobile, Telefonica Group and Vodafone, as well as direct under the HTC brand.
More info on HTC TyTN II key features:
Adjustable screen angle and slide-out QWERTY keyboard
2.8-inch 240 x 320 QVGA touchscreen
Tri-band UMTS & Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
3.5G high speed internet
Worldwide mobile high speed connectivity
Live HTC Home screen
Windows Mobile 6 Professional with Direct Push e-mail
Internal GPS antenna, TomTom Navigator 6 Taster Edition
Business Card Scanner
3-megapixel auto focus camera
Wireless LAN – Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
ROM 256MB and RAM 128MB
Easy scrolling with touch scrolling or jog wheel
microSD card slot
Dimensions - 112 (L) x 59 (W) x 19mm (T)
Weight - 190g with battery
Battery: 1350 mAh rechargeable Li-polymer battery
Up to 350 hours for UMTS
Up to 365 hours for GSM
Up to 264 minutes for UMTS
Up to 420 minutes for GSM
Up to 120 minutes for video call
More info about HTCmail:
Business-critical information is always backed-up, up to date and protected
Users can sign up and manage their account online, and have the added support of a 24-hour customer service centre
2GB Mail Storage
20MB mail send size limit
Anti-virus and anti-spam capabilities
Variety of subscriptions packages, 3, 6 or 12 months
Compatible with all Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows Mobile 6 devices
2 month no obligation trial