updated 12:40 pm EDT, Tue September 1, 2009
HTC Snap reaches Alltel
Wireless provider Alltel on Tuesday announced it is now offering the HTC Snap handset. The four-band GSM device uses EVDO Rev. A networks for 3G data access as well as its built-in Wi-Fi connection. Users interface through Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard and a four-row QWERTY keyboard. Microsoft Outlook Mobile is preloaded onto the device, and an Inner Circle feature highlights and prioritizes messages from favorite contacts from any of their saved contact info that includes e-mail accounts.
There is also a built-in 2-megapixel camera with digital zoom, 256MB of on-board storage and a microSDHC external memory slot. Bluetooth 2.0 with stereo is supported, and the battery is rated at more than five hours of continuous talk time.
Alltel priced the HTC Snap at $80 after a $70 mail-in rebate on certain plans and with a one-year contract.