HTC announces the S740 smartphone

26 August 2008 by
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HTC expands mobile phone portfolio with introduction of the S740 with QWERTY keyboard running Windows Mobile 6.1
HTC today announced the introduction of the HTC S740, a slim, compact, and stylish smartphone that provides the perfect combination of a traditional 12-key phone design with HTC’s signature sliding QWERTY keyboard for optimal messaging.  The HTC S740 will be available across Europe from September 2008.

"Demand for high-performance, smart, mobile devices continues to see strong growth globally and HTC is well positioned to meet the varying needs of our diverse customer base," commented Dr. Florian Seiche, Vice President of HTC Europe.  "The HTC S740 combines a powerful, premium phone with a full slide-out keypad in a compact and sleek form factor.  Clearly, one size does not fit all and the S740 will play an important role in expanding our growing portfolio of devices."

The S740 is designed to offer the most flexible and efficient messaging experience on the market.  From the design of its 12-key keypad (ideal for super fast one hand messaging) and full QWERTY keyboard (perfect for those who prefer a two handed messaging experience) both input capabilities ensure efficient and accurate typing, as well as support for POP3, IMAP and Exchange push email.  Instant messaging (IM) and SMS can also be accessed through the familiar 12-key interface on the front of the phone. 

HTC S740

The HTC S740 features the fastest mobile broadband capabilities with a maximum download speed of 7.2 Mbps, up to 18 times faster than 3G. This true mobile broadband experience allows users to leverage the mobile Internet in a variety of ways including browsing to a favourite website, using Google Maps to find a restaurant for lunch and catching up to the minute news, blog posts and video podcasts with the integrated RSS reader.

The S740 follows the sleek design of HTC’s hit consumer handset, the HTC Touch Diamond. This slim smartphone features a matt black facetted back, a 2.4 inch QVGA display and slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Key HTC S740 Product Specifications
• Size: 116.3 x 43.4 x 16.3 mm
• Weight: 140g with battery
• Networks: WCDMA/HSDPA: 900/2100 MHz for EU and Asia
• GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
• Maximum speed: UL = 384 kbps; DL = 3.6/7.2 Mbps**
• Camera: 3.2MP, with the second VGA camera for video calling
• Operating system: Windows Mobile® 6.1 Standard
• Display: 2.4-inch QVGA screen
• Camera: 3.2 megapixel with fixed focus
• Internal memory: 256 MB flash; 256 MB RAM
• Memory card: microSD™
• WLAN: 802.11b/g
• Bluetooth®: 2.0 with EDR
• Interface: HTC ExtUSB™ (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed)
• Battery: 1000 mAh
• Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 320 minutes*** / GSM: Up to 380 minutes***
• Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 400 hours*** / GSM: Up to 280 hours***
• Special features: Sliding QWERTY keyboard, FM radio, Google Maps, RSS Hub
• Chipset: Qualcomm® MSM7225, 528 MHz

HTC S740

HTC S740

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On 21 Sep 08:58 jamesdonaldvolter wrote
i want to know the price
On 8 Sep 08:13 mmanson wrote
nice one
On 4 Sep 01:25 plankgatan wrote
what purpose a camera with no flash on HIGHEND DEVICE?!??? hehehehehe......c902 would beat this all day
On 3 Sep 08:33 abubakar wrote
thats a nice phone
On 1 Sep 03:25 RAS wrote
XPERIA "might" rule, if they can ever get it to work. So far they can't get Windows Mobile to function properly. I can only imagine how bad it must be, because SE had no qualms about dropping that awful P990 on us, with horrendously unstable firmware. So if the XPERIA isn't ready in their eyes, it must be in pretty bad shape!
On 29 Aug 06:00 korbindallis wrote
what OS is this running?
windows mobile 6.1 ?? :)
On 28 Aug 05:50 Residentevil wrote
If you need a good cam buy yourself a digital camera man.
On 28 Aug 00:36 MartyMcfly wrote
SKIBBE, it's a phone not a camera. If that's all you're bothered about go to a camera blog or something.
On 27 Aug 17:01 SKIBBE wrote
no auto focus and no led/flash, will be great pictures on that big nice screen... NOT

x1 looks nice but sucky cam there too i think, seems to be the same as in my w960i and that one sucks donkyballs
On 27 Aug 13:56 darickdabre wrote
mobile are good
but camera attech with flash
On 27 Aug 11:04 Thomas wrote
does that means it's not touch screen??
On 27 Aug 01:45 SE wrote
XPERIA rules..

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