HTC unveils HTC Snap with Inner Circle function

HTC Snap

HTC unveiled its latest device at CTIA today. The HTC Snap is a return to the QWERTY smartphone form factor last seen on the HTC Cavalier (HTC S630, Dopod C730) and HTC Excalibur (T-Mobile Dash, HTC S620/621).

Designed with a set of features selected to deliver everything customers need without overwhelming them with things they don’t, the HTC Snap makes it easier than ever to stay in contact with life’s most important people.

The HTC Snap is powered by a 528MHz Qualcomm MSM 7225 processor and Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard. It comes with quad-band (850/900/1800/1900MHz) GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band (900/2100MHz) HSDPA connectivity, a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 4-row QWERTY thumb keyboard and trackball, 192MB RAM and 256MB ROM, built-in GPS, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR and A2DP, a 2MP camera with fixed focus, a microSD card slot, and a 1500mAh battery. A North American version will also be released under the model name HTC S522.

In response to a study finding that many are overwhelmed by email, HTC is also introducing the Inner Circle feature which will allow users to press a dedicated Inner Circle key to bring emails from a preselected group of people to the top of their inbox, enabling important messages to be acted upon immediately.

The HTC Snap is expected to be available in Q2 2009 in selected markets with more general availability in the second half of the year. The North American HTC S522 will be released during the summer.

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