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VZW getting UTStarcom XV6800/HTC Titan

VZW getting UTStarcom XV6800/HTC Titan

So I talked not too long ago about a batch of new phones that Verizon was getting, I am pretty sure this one was on the list. Now here it is in real life with the Verizon badging junk on it.

The word on the streets is that you will be able to buy it on November 2nd, but that’s not official. But surely they should drop it sometime in November, that’s when everyone else is dropping their new holiday sales phones.

iDo do smartphones

iDo do smartphones

iDo seem to be positioning themselves as the makers of butch smartphone variants.  Their P890, for instance, looks like the HTC-alternative that Darth Vader might carry in the inside-pocket of his cloak, and is all the better for it (my opinion of HTC's increasingly anodyne design has been voiced before).  Beneath the foreboding casing is a Freescale iMX21 350MHz processor, 128MB Flash ROM and 64MB RAM, spilling the goods via a 2.8-inch 260k colour touchscreen.

A 3-megapixel camera, QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth with stereo headphone support and miniSD slot round out the 195g package.  That makes it a little heavier than the S601, which at 140g loses the slide-out keyboard in favour of a rather odd flip-over button panel with a window so you can see status messages.  Check out photos, and more details, after the cut...

HTC Vox – I’m still kinda yawning

HTC Vox – I’m still kinda yawning

It was quite reassuring to see that, after I derided the design of HTC's keyboard-slide smartphones a few days ago (in a sort of dreary celebration of HTC Titan photos emerging), quite a few other tech opinionists came out in agreement.  Still, I suppose it's a little too soon to expect the company's designers to entirely rethink their product line, hence the similarly-mundane appearance of this, the HTC Vox.

Managing to look, I suppose, a little more like a reasonable cellphone than some of its predecessors, the Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone is a quad-band, WiFi and Bluetooth toting powerhouse, complete with spring-assisted slide and 2-megapixel camera.  I can't get too excited, I confess, but if they put these specs into a kick ass body then you'd see me happy.

HTC Titan – but is it time to change the design?

HTC Titan – but is it time to change the design?

Forgive me, for I know it's blasphemy, but does anyone else think that many of the slide-out-keyboard cellphone designs stink?  Oh yes, I'm sure they're reasonable in ergonomic terms (if you ignore the potential for finger-trashing after a few days full of hunt'n'peck), but to actually look at they're chubby and generally bland.  It could just be me that feels that way, however, in which case I'll likely be the only one not to be all that bothered by photos of HTC's Titan handheld leaking out.

When the biggest physical differences are a relocated scroll-wheel, repositioned keyboard LEDs and rubbery backing, I'm afraid I'll be destined to be underwhelmed.  Still, Rev. A-upgradeable EV-DO, 256MB of internal storage, Bluetooth 2.0 and a 2-megapixel camera aren't bad. 

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