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HTC announces first WiMAX-equipped smartphone, the Max 4G

Snapshot by Ricky Cadden on Thursday November 13, 2008.

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HTC has announced what looks to be the first cell phone to support both GSM and WiMAX networks, the Max 4G. Powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and using HTC's TouchFLO user interface, the Max 4G looks to be a complete package.

The Max 4G includes tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900MHz) support in addition to dual-band WiMAX (2500/2700MHz) for use on the Yota WiMAX network in Russia. The Max 4G also features an oversized 3.8" WVGA (480x800 pixels) resolution touchscreen display.

The Max 4G is set to launch in Russia on November 26th, though pricing was not announced.

Specifications for the HTC Max 4G
Operating System Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional with TouchFLO
Band GSM 900/1800/1900MHz WiMAX 2500/2700MHz
Size 113.5mm x 63.1mm x 13.9mm (4.5" x 2.5" x .5")
Weight 151g (5.3oz)
Battery 1500mAh
Battery Life Estimated 14.5/2 (GSM/WiMAX) days standby time
Estimated 7/3.8 (GSM/WiMAX) hours talk time
Main Display 3.8" WVGA (480x800 pixel) touchscreen TFT
Camera High-resolution with autofocus
Video Record/Playback
Messaging SMS/MMS/IM
Bluetooth Yes with A2DP
Memory 8GB internal
Availability Planned November 26th 2008
Other Speakerphone, 3.5mm headset jack, built-in GPS receiver


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Former news editor Ricky Cadden runs Symbian-Guru.com. Ricky is based in Texas.

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