Telus releases HTC P4000
It is the replacement for beloved UT Starcom 6700. The HTC P4000 (aka HTC Titan) can be bought directly at $549, or there is several contract options, bringing the price as low as $199 (which is very decent).
The unit feels like HTC Hermes (like HTC Tytn, Imate Jasjam, etc). There is some interesting design differences though.
– The keyboard slides out towards right
– There is a hardware button to enable/disable wifi, without going into Comm Manager.
– The keyboard has leds to show Shift or Function key presses.
The full specs are:
* 1X-EVDO (Rev A capable*) dual band, all-digital phone
* Supports Text Messaging, Email and IM
* Handsfree speakerphone with voice activated dialling
* Large touch-screen display
* Silent vibrating alert and MP3 or Polyphonic or WAV ringtones
* Speed dialing
* Voice activated dialling
* Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 (for PocketPC) – AKU 3
* Synchronize Contacts, Calendar events, Tasks, and more with Microsoft ActiveSync
* Send instant messages and chat with friends online with Pocket MSN Messenger
* Laptop Internet access through your smartphone – use the P4000 as a wireless modem for your laptop via USB modem
* Real-time access to business and personal email accounts (Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, POP3 or IMAP4) using Business Inbox
* Create/Edit Microsoft Word®, Excel®, and view PowerPoint® documents
* MP3 and Video player with Windows Mobile Media Player
* Expandable memory (microSD)
* 2.0 megapixel camera with 2x digital zoom and video capture support
* Built in Bluetooth™ Wireless Technology for hand-free headset, stereo headset, car kit, and data transfer
* Wi-Fi capable
* Wireless Sync and Outlook Mobile® for access to POP3, and IMAP email
* Qualcomm MSM7500, 400 MHz
* 64MB non-volatile memory (256 MB ROM)
* 110 mm x 59 mm x 18.5 mm
* 165 grams
Key points I see are:
– Windows Mobile 5: While it is a solid OS, with many devices being released with Windows Mobile 6, I wonder if Telus is planning the upgrade.
– Rev A capability: I don’t know if it is built into the OS, or it will be rolled out as OS upgrade, but at least the hardware supports it. So once Telus rolls out EVDO Rev. A (the next generation of EVDO), the unit will be able to handle it, making it more future proof.
– ROM is whopping 256Mb, should leave you plenty of space. On my HTC X7500, I have over 115Mb. available space. This is the space where OS and your apps gets installed.
Once you get your unit, if you don’t have an Microsoft Exchange account (for Direct Push), you can get a free one at live.mail2web.com. It is a great service and great way to compliment your