HTC debuts Snap

HTC today announced its newest QWERTY smartphone, the HTC Snap loaded with Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system. The device measures less than 12 mm and features a full 4-row QWERTY keyboard.

Other notable features include:


Trackball for quick and easy navigation in phone applications and menus

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Other specs and features include:

  • 528MHz Qualcomm CPU
  • 256MB of ROM and 128MB of RAM
  • QVGA display
  • 2MP camera
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth

The HTC Snap will be available starting the second quarter of the year. Additionally, an unlocked version supporting HSDPA at 850/1900MHz for the US market will be made available under the name HTC S721 during the summer.

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I'm somewhat reluctant to believe this. After all, it is April Fools' Day. The device looks like an HTC branded BlackBerry smart phone.

I love the look of this phone, can't wait for it to be available, I wonder what providers will carry it.

I hate the "Trackball" idea from Blackberry, I know so many people who got theirs broken, I hope HTC doesn't have the same issue.

It's a new model of the T-Mobile Dash/HTC Excalibur, which was 13mm thick. I've never come close to snapping it personally, but can't anyone out there snap their phone in some way or another?

Device looks nice. Personally, I could care less about a camera on my phone... I rarely ever use it and we have a good digital camera.

TmoNews mentioned it doesn't have the 3G bands used by T-Mobile, instead it carries the AT&T 3G bands.

only 12mm thick and they call it the HTC snap understandably it'd take force to do it but isn't the name and one of the features being highlighted not the wisest thing to put in same article(s) ? lol

booboo said,
Looks v. nice, shame about the ****ty camera :(

You don't judge the quality of a camera by how many megapixels it has. My HTC Touch Diamond has a 3.2MP camera, but it thrashes the 5MP camera on my dad's Samsung Soul. Hell, even the iPhone's 2MP camera is not too shabby!

booboo said,
Looks v. nice, shame about the ****ty camera :(

How do you know if you never used it? It's a cell phone camera, and larger the resolution does not mean better (It could be worse, in fact).

Smigit said,
you answered your own question :P

The Nokia N-series phones have some sweet cameras on them e.g. N82.

And @chc & Jordan: "...larger the resolution does not mean better (It could be worse, in fact)"

HTC have made phones in that form factor before, and I believe some even predate the blackberry. They just made them for other companies back then, such as the Palm Treo or the HP iPAQ series.

i believe tech geek is talking abt the little track ball "pearl" they have now integrated into the device that looks strangely alike to the new bb curve out

HTC has had devices with track balls before, and in fact I think one of them might even predate the pearl, could be wrong on that though.