Geekzone reports HTC will be selling its own line of Windows
Mobile 5.0 PDA and smartphones. HTC is an ODM and produced various Windows
Mobile based products sold under the i-Mate and Qtek brands. T-Mobile,
Cingular, Sprint and Verizon have also rebadged HTC phone products under its
own names too. Two HTC branded phones will be initially available -- the TyTN and
the MTeoR. The TyTN was formerly known as the HTC Hermes and is a PDA phone
powered by Windows Mobile 5.0. Specifications on the TyTN are quite impressive
with a 300 MHz processor, 64MB of RAM, 128MB of ROM and a 2.1MP Camera. Bluetooth
2.0, 802.11b/g, GPRS, UMTS and HSDPA top off the supported networking features
of the TyTN.
Not many details are available on the candy bar form factor HTC
MTeoR yet. The scarce details available show the device will be Windows Mobile
5.0 based with full 3G compliancy. Dual cameras are integrated into the MTeoR too -- one
for taking images and the other for video conferencing.
Availability of the TyTN and
MTeoR is expected in late July in Europe.
There’s no word on US
availability yet, though the TyTN and MTeoR appear to be perfect replacements
for T-Mobile’s MDA, SDA and Cingular’s 8125, 2125.
HTC recently acquired the Taiwanese Dopod brand, which was already an exclusive retail brand for HTC smartphones. Certainly HTCs entrance into the retail market is in part to the absorbtion of Dopod's resources.
The quest for the ultimate mobile phone continues...