Mar 8, 2008

“HTC TyTN II”, one of the world’s most innovative smart phones coming to Japan

Tokyo – HTC Corp. (“HTC”, TAIEX: 2498), the world’s leading provider of Microsoft® Windows Mobile®-based smart devices, announced the introduction of the HTC TyTN II (Titan Two) to the Japanese market. The HTC TyTN II has won acclaim in many countries throughout the world as the “innovation standard for smart phones” with its fully-functional and unique design and powerful high-speed connectivity that enable users to get the most out of their smart phone

The HTC TyTN II is to go on sale in Japan on Friday, March 28, 2008 via wireless carrier EMOBILE Ltd., under the product name “S11HT (EMONSTER)”. The HTC TyTN II is EMOBILE’s first handset supporting broadband voice services.

The HTC TyTN II is the eighth model in the HTC lineup to appear in Japan (including models scheduled for future release), and is the result of HTC’s more than 10 years of experience developing Windows Mobile® devices. The 2.8-inch large LCD touch screen slides out to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard for easy input, with a tilt-up screen design that allows viewing from any angle. The device can be used to check email while out and about, or to relax and enjoy Web browsing. Moreover, when used as a telephone, the QWERTY keyboard can be closed and the number dialed from the touch screen. The HTC TyTN II is a truly unique and stylish handset allowing users to freely adjust the handset to the style most suited for their desired use.

This manifestation of the HTC TyTN II handset, the S11HT EMONSTER, customized specifically for the Japan market provides a wealth of connectivity options including high speed 3.6Mbps HSDPA, 3G (W-CDMA), wireless LAN and Bluetooth®, allowing users to leverage the easiest and most stress free connection for their current location or use. Its built-in GPS functionality, when combined with such 3rd party software as Google Maps Mobile or NAVITIME, allows the device to also serve as a personal navigation device. Of course, these powerful specifications are supported with Windows Mobile® 6 Professional, Microsoft’s latest OS which allows users to access all the possibilities brought by the Windows Mobile® platform, from business to entertainment activities.

Since its release last autumn in Europe, North America, and many Asian countries, the HTC TyTN II, with its unique combination of powerful functionality and connectivity in addition to its unique style and design, has already won support from many smart phone users. HTC’s partnership with EMOBILE to bring this best-selling smart phone to Japan is regarded as a very important step for HTC Japan, which expects the introduction of this device to accelerate the growth of the domestic smart phone market.

“E-Mobile’s new approach to the world of mobile broadband is unique in the Japanese market and HTC is honored to be a strategic partner in this effort,” said Peter Chou, president and CEO of HTC Corp. “The introduction of the HTC TyTN II is a significant step forward for the Japanese smartphone market.”

The S11HT will be sold in Japan by EMOBILE offering full compatibility with EM Mobile Broadband, an HSDPA communication service offered by EMOBILE, and is the first EMOBILE device to offer voice services. In addition to both making and receiving telephone calls, the device can also be used for mobile email, short mail, and full browsing of PC sites.

OS: Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 6 Professional Edition Japanese Edition
Display: 2.8 inch QVGA TFT touch screen
Input: QWERTY keyboard / Touch Screen / Jog wheel
Connectivity: HSDPA / W-CDMA (1700MHz), up to a maximum of 3.6Mbps download/ 384Kbps upload
Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g), Bluetooth®2.0+EDR
Camera Primary Camera: 3 Megapixel Color CMOS w/ auto-focus
Sub-camera: VGA-CMOS
Digital Zoom: Up to 8x
(photo) 2048 x 1536、UXGA、SXGA、VGA、QVGA、QQVGA
Expansion Card Slot: microSDTM (SD2.0) x 1
Connection ports Mini USB (USB2.0 Full Speed, recharging / earphone)
Standby Mode Call time Up to 350 hours (*1)
Up to 264 minutes(*1)
Size (Width x Height x Thickness): 112mm x 59mm x 19mm
Weight: About 190g ( including Battery, Stylus)
Main Accessories: AC Adapter, battery pack, USB cable, pre-use CD-ROM and product manual, Stereo Microphone Headset, Carrying case, Stylus

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