AAPL Stock: 110.78 ( + 0.4 )

Printed from

HTC S740 brings Diamond look to non-touch phone

updated 08:30 am EDT, Tue August 26, 2008

HTC S740

HTC this morning countered moves by Nokia through the launch of the S740. The smartphone has the all-black, stylized look of the Touch Diamond but gives up the touchscreen for a smaller 2.4-inch LCD and traditional hardware controls, including a number pad; the change lets users dial or text more easily one-handed, HTC claims. A slide-out QWERTY keyboard as with the Touch Pro gives the S740 full-speed typing when necessary.

Apart from the control scheme change, the S740 loses little of the features of either newer Touch model; it keeps the 3.2-megapixel camera, real GPS and Wi-Fi of the touchscreen phones as well as a directional-pad version of their custom onscreen interface. It swaps out the 4GB of built-in flash on the Diamond for a microSDHC slot and also gains battery life, running for up to six hours of calls on 3G and seven hours on GSM.

The Windows Mobile 6.1 device will ship first to Europe in September with prices that vary by the carrier. It supports quad-band GSM and thus will work in North America as-is, but currently limits its 3G calling and data support to 3.6Mbps and 7.2Mbps HSDPA networks in Asia and Europe and so is unlikely to ship to the US without a feature change.

by MacNN Staff





Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Polk Hinge Wireless headphones

Polk, a company well-established in the audio market, recently released a new set of headphones aimed at the lifestyle market. The Hin ...

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...


Most Commented