CTIA Wireless 2009 welcomes the slim HTC Snap smarthpone

1 April, 2009

Today HTC announced a spanking new Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard handset - the HTC Snap. The slim QWERTY-equipped bar is the first of its kind for the company since the S630, back in 2006. A plain no-nonsense handset, the HTC Snap offers upper mid-range functionality in a 12mm slim body.

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HTC Snap

The HTC Snap runs on a 528MHz Qualcomm MSM 7225 CPU and has 192 MB of RAM. It sports a 2.4" landscape display of QVGA resolution and a 2 megapixel camera. Network connectivity is well covered with quad-band GSM support and dual-band UMTS (with HSDPA).

There will be two versions of the HTC Snap as far as 3G bands are concerned. The EMEA variation will operate on the 900/2100 MHz frequencies, while the US one will support 850/1900 MHz and will be called HTC S721.

Some of the other notable features of the HTC Snap include GPS with A-GPS support, Wi-Fi and a microSD card slot. The list of extras is completed by Bluetooth v2.0 and a trackball for the menu navigation.

The HTC Snap will start shipping in UK and US (where it will be known as HTC S721) this summer but its price is yet unknown.

Update: Here are some live photos of the HTC Snap courtesy of Engadget.

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HTC Snap

We also spotted a video of the interface shot at the CTIA 2009 by the guys over at WMExperts.com. In case you've forgotten how outdated Windows Mobile Standard is in smartphone terms, don't miss this opportunity for a refresher:


Reader comments

  • Anonymous

Now, I'm looking for a simple qwerty phone with texting, so the Blitz and the dash are ideal for my needs. But the Snap looks like what I might really want. Seems like a cool device, unfortunately it's running Windows Mobile. Windows is the wors...

  • sk

still 2 mp camera? what is wrong with you guys???

  • mahmoud abdelmohsen

finally i got htc phone can overcome blackberry expensive models

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