We recently featured the HTC Advantage 7501 Smartphone/UMPC, but HTC is hardly a one-trick pony (ahem!), and one of their very latest products is the HTC TyTN II smartphone. Before we get into the slew of features, just take a look at how cool the screen tilts up towards you once you slide the full QWERTY keypad out. That’s wicked.
Now, let’s talk features. As the name suggests, the TyTN II is the sequel to the already cool TyTN. It’s thing is connectivity, and it has it all – HSDPA/UMTS, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. TyTN runs Windows Mobile 6, which I have to admit has gotten better over the years. So anyway, Win Mobile means you get Office Mobile apps like Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and since you’ve got the slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, dealing with those types of productivity apps won’t be such a pain in the neck. It’ll be more about working than just reading on the 240×320 QVGA touch screen.
Like I said early on, there’s a slew of features: like the built-in speakerphone, a 3 Megapixel camera phone, a microSDTM card slot, an internal GPS antenna, and it comes with the TomTom Navigator 6 software for all of your GPS’ing. Navigator isn’t the only piece of software; there are also a bunch of tools/applications to increase your productivity and help you sync up/backup your phone to your PC.
The TyTN II isn’t cheap. In fact, it’s more expensive than an iPhone, but if you took a heads-up look at the features, you’ll see that it probably has Apple beat. Of course, it may not be for you, but we think they got a hell of a device on their hands.
Price: approx $850
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)