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HTC's Triband UMTS, Quadband GSM, WiFi Capable TyTN

Snapshot by Michelle Ruhfass on Friday June 23, 2006.

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The HTC TyTN ("titan"), a business oriented 3G Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC phone, is meant to provide users with a mobile office solution. The device offers tri-band UMTS/HSDPA, quadband GSM/EDGE, Bluetooth v2.0, and WiFi - both 802.11b and g. The TyTN also features direct push email, internet browsing, and synchronization with Microsoft Outlook.

The ability to read and write Word and Excel documents is augmented by the TyTN's slide out QWERTY keyboard and large 2.8" touch screen LCD display. A jog wheel control aids in scrolling through menus, lists, and long email messages. The TyTN has a 2 megapixel primary camera for shooting photos and videos, and a secondary camera for 3G video calls. In terms of RAM and storage, 128MB of flash memory and 64MB of application RAM are built into the handset. If that is not enough for you, additional storage can be gained by adding a microSD card, giving extra room for pictures, video, and music files.

The TyTN's Windows Media Player application supports AMR, AAC, WAV, WMA/WMV, and MP3 files. According to HTC, media playback time for WMV video files is 8 hours, with WMA playback coming in at 12 hours. In terms of phone performance, that same battery will get you up to 200 hours of standby time on GSM networks and 180-250 hours on UMTS networks. Talk times of 4-5 hours for GSM and 2-4 hours for UMTS should also be possible.

A few other noteworthy items include support for MMS and Java, smart and voice dialing, and applications for PDF and ZIP files.

The TyTN comes in silver or black and will be available in Europe the end of July.

Specifications for the HTC TyTN
Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
UMTS 850/1900/2100MHz
Size 113mm x 58mm x 22mm
(4.4" x 2.2" x 0.9")
Weight 176g (6.2oz)
Battery Life Up to 200h GSM, 180-250h UMTS standby time
4-5h GSM, 2-4h UMTS talk time
8h video, 12h audio playback time
Main Display 64k color 2" transflective TFT touchscreen, 240x320 resolution
Sub-Display N/A
Camera 2.0 megapixel w/macro function, 2nd CIF camera for video calls
Video Yes
Messaging MMS/SMS
Email Yes (POP/IMAP/SMTP/Push)
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 (no EDR)
Infrared No
Java Yes
Polyphonics Yes
Memory 128MB ROM, 64MB RAM, microSD memory card slot
Availability July 2006 (manufacturer's estimate)
Other Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 with messaging and security feature pack, jog wheel, ClearVue document reader


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Michelle Ruhfass
Michelle is MobileBurn.com's Managing Editor, and is responsible for sourcing devices for reviews.

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