The new HTC range was designed to enhance users’ experience- with HTC Sense, HTC Legend and HTC Desire featuring Android 2.1 , plus the practical, yet affordable smartphone HTC Smart.
“At its essence, the mobile phone is the most personal item any person has in their possession. HTC Sense was created to magnify users’ ability to create and define their own unique mobile experience”, said Quinton Leigh, managing director of Leaf International Communications, HTC’s product line distributor in South Africa.
HTC Sense is focusing around mobile interactions with people and creating personal experiences by keeping in touch on a variety of communication channels and applications, such as the new HTC application and widget HTC Friend Stream that integrates all social networking tools, from Facebook, Twitter to YouTube and Flickr.
In addition to that, HTC enhanced the applications with better integration of browser, email client and business tools, including newsreader and a new seven-screen leap thumbnail view for quick and easy access to specific screens.
Compact and with a smooth metallic finish, HTC Legend runs on Google’s Android 2.1 OS and features a 3.2 inch, AMOLED HVGA display, an optical joystick instead of the traditional trackball, a 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and flash , storage upto 32 GB and bluetooth, 3G/GPRS/EDGE/Wi-Fi connections. The smartphone comprises business functions such as email, calendar etc, as well as multimedia, social networks integration and audio/video player.
HTC Desire takes the multimedia experience one step further with a large 3.7 inch AMOLED WVGA display to maximize viewed content and photo/video and Adobe Flash 10.1 ready. Powered by a one gigahertz Snapdragon processor, it also includes an optical joystick, a 5 megapixel camera, supports up to 32 GB of storage and bluetooth, 3G/GPRS/EDGE/Wi-Fi connections.
HTC Smart uses a new operating systems that offers easy-to-use widgets, browsing and connectivity at an affordable price. “More and more people are craving advanced mobile phone experiences with email, web browsing and social networking, but the cost and complexity often represent a significant obstacle for many. The HTC Smart introduces this functionality in an intuitive phone that is affordable”, said Leigh.
HTC Smart is also powered by HTC Sense, offering the possibility of easy customization and access to applications and widgets. The smartphone uses Qualcomm’s Brew Mobile Platform (Brew MP) operating system, with a 300MHz processor, 256MB of memory, sports a 2.8-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with QVGA resolution and includes a 3.0 megapixel colour camera with fixed focus and flashlight.
The handset has Bluetooth, single-band (2100MHz) HSDPA 3G and quad-band GSM/GPRS/Edge connectivity.
The budget-conscious HTS Smart will be retailing for only R2500 on prepaid, at major outlets across South Africa.
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing smart phone companies in the mobile phone industry.