HTC has recently launched their much awaited Windows Mobile 6.5 enabled touchscreen phone in India on Reliance GSM network. HTC Touch2 is the first Windows Mobile 6.5 enabled touchscreen phone in India. This stylish phone comes with six month of free data usage at 200MB usage per month.
HTC Touch2 includes all the new features of Windows Mobile 6.5 such as a revamped Internet Explorer mobile with flash support, my phone backup service, Microsoft Exchange support and Windows Marketplace for mobile.
Ajay Sharma, Country Head, HTC India said
The HTC Touch2 is a compact Windows Mobile device which delivers a familiar touch experience that our consumers relate to, have experienced in the past and expect in the future from the house of HTC. The Touch2 expands HTC’s portfolio of touch-based phones and will deliver an advanced touch experience to a broader group of people whether it’s making a call, chatting with friends on Facebook or simply responding to an important email. The HTC Touch2 gives you an immense sense of control.
This handset comes with 256MB of RAM and 512MB ROM. It runs on the 528MHz Qualcomm MSM7225 CPU. It also has a 2.8TFT LCD screen and 3.2 megapixel camera. It includes an internal GPS antenna which is good for mapping locations of the pictures clicked from this handset. HTC Touch2 doesn’t have the accelerometer.
Other features includes Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi and 3G. It has a 1100 mAh battery that offers only seven and half hour of talktime on 2G and six hours of talktime on 3G. It supports pocket office which can be used to view Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and PDF documents.
HTC Touch2 is priced at Rs. 24,490 for Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh due to hike in VAT (Value Added Tax). It will be available for Rs. 22,490 in rest of India.
Most of the Android devices in the market come with less than or equal to standard a 528 MHz processor. For an Operating System like Android, it is definitely not enough. HTC Dragon is rumored to come with 1GHz processor. Yes you heard it right a 1 Giga Hertz! Almost equal to the Netbooks you carry.
Reignzone (and a few others) from XDA Developers got a hold of an experimental HTC build and the rest is history:
So, what I’ve got here is a little build we’re referring to as the Pet Dragon. It’s highly experimental at the momentâ€¦and from what I have noticed after reviewing the build.prop files from this system dumpof the device I spoke of earlier todayâ€¦HTC Dragon. (dubbed Zoom 2â€³) â€”> the screen resolution is 800Ã—480â€¦which as you can tell is quite an impressive resolution. Judging from the release keys, it’s also a capacitive touch screen device. Now, having said all thisâ€¦it IS NOT the HTC Leo, HTC Desire, or Passion. Because this device is in fact operating on the 2.0â€³ firmware along with the HTC Sense user interface applied for style. So, it’s like an Eclair Hero. Lol.
Unzip the packaged files, and enjoy.
But again, bare with meâ€¦it’s still very bare bonesand needs a lot of workâ€¦but this device is going to be a GAME CHANGER! Perhaps more so than the HTC Leo!
Here are few screen shots from the developers using HTC dragon software on their existing hardware:
Even though the version listed is 1.5, the developers insists that it is 2.0. Few more screen shots of the Software:
Check out more about HTC Dragon.
Vodafone UK has officially confirmed their second Android based phone HTC Tattoo. HTC Tattoo is supposed to be an entry level phone with a 2.8resistive touch screen display. Tattoo will arrive on the network this October . I feel that the most amazing feature of HTC Tattoo is it’s replaceable covers. I also like that you can enjoy your own distinct mobile experience using the latest HTC Senseâ„¢ technology.
HTC Tattoo features:
HTC Tattoo comes with decent 3.2 Mega Pixel camera with with autofocus (no flash) for an entry level phone. HTC Tattoo will be powered with 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225 chipset.
Other features include WiFi, A-GPS, MicroSD support, 3G connectivity, bluetooth, email support and poly ring tones. HTC Touch comes with internal memory of 512MB which can be expanded upto 4GB for your Mp3 music library collection.
HTC Tattoo sounds like a great device if it comes for around in $450-500 USD. There is no announcement on the pricing of the device. It’s rumored that it would be lesser than that of the Vodafone HTC Magic.