HTC Tattoo announced – Android for the masses

HTC Tattoo announced   Android for the masses Thinking of getting a Tattoo? No, not that type of Tattoo. It’s the new Android device from HTC. Announced today it’s the Android phone for the masses. Although many will see this as an “entry level” device it’ll come complete with the innovative HTC Sense experience and a very decent specs list.


Powered by a Qualcomm MSM7225 @ 528Mhz it’s got a 2.8″ screen with 240×320 QVGA resolution – the first QVGA screen we’ve seen for Android. WiFi a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera, GPS, G-Sensor, compass, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR and A2DP plus HSDPA/WCDMA connectivity is also on board.


It looks like the HTC Android-Train shows no signs of slowing. This will be available at the beginning of October, starting in Europe. You can already get your name down for the unlocked version on devicewire.com


Oh, and yes – this is the HTC Click that we spotted earlier. Read on for the press release, more pictures and full specs.

UpdateDevicewire.com have now added prices and availability for the unlocked model. It’ll cost £319.99 with VAT and stock is arriving on the 23rd of October.


Update – We now have confirmation from HTC that this device will have a resistive screen, not capacitive like on the Hero. Resistive is cheaper, but it means more jabbing with your finger. Apparently it was chosen because resistive is more accurate on smaller screens.. yes, if you’re using a stylus.


Link – HTC TattooDevicewire.com


HTC TATTOO™ BRINGS ANDROID TO ALL


Tattoo embodies three core principles of HTC Sense: Make it Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected


TAIWAN – September 8, 2009
– HTC Corporation today introduced the HTC Tattoo™, an Android-based phone that brings broad personalization to the masses. With its distinct design and ability to personalize all aspects of the phone, from its hardware to its applications and content, people are able to express themselves and create their own individual mobile experience.


“Everyone wants their own phone to feel like it was specifically made for them. The Tattoo, with HTC Sense represents an easy way to shape your own distinct mobile experience and really make it your own,” said Peter Chou, Chief Executive Officer, HTC Corporation. “The HTC Tattoo ensures that you can create the most engaging and appropriate mobile experience through simple yet powerful personalization.”


HTC Tattoo is the second phone to embody HTC Sense, a mobile experience focused on putting people at the centre by making your phone work in a more simple and natural way. Designed by listening and observing how people live and communicate, HTC Sense revolves around three fundamental principles Make it Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected.


With HTC Tattoo, you stay close to the important people in your life by integrating your communications and applications including voice calls, emails, texts, photos and status updates into one consolidated view, providing innovative and fun phone experiences.
The stylish HTC Tattoo is small and compact, fitting snugly into your hand or pocket.
People are able to design and purchase their own unique covers or search and select from popular cover designs, altering the look of the phone to reflect their mood or individual tastes.


HTC Tattoo integrates Google’s innovative mobile services including: Google Maps, search, Google Mail, and Android market where users can download thousands of popular applications and games. It also comes complete with a broad variety of hardware features including a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, 3.5mm stereo headset jack and expandable microSD memory.


Availability


The HTC Tattoo will be available in Europe first at the beginning of October, and will roll out in markets around the world in the following months.



HTC Tattoo announced   Android for the masses

HTC Tattoo announced   Android for the masses

HTC Tattoo announced   Android for the masses



Specs


Processor

Qualcomm®
MSM7225™, 528 MHz

Platform

Android™

Memory

ROM: 512 MB

 

RAM:
256 MB

Dimensions
(LxWxT)

106
x 55.2 x 14 mm ( 4.17 x 2.17 x 0.55 inches)

Weight

108
grams ( 3.81 ounces) with battery

Display

2.8-inch
TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen
with 240×320 QVGA resolution

Network

HSDPA/WCDMA:

 

·
Europe/Asia:
900/2100 MHz
·
Up
to 384 kbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds

 

Quad-band
GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

 

·
850/900/1800/1900 MHz

 

(Band
frequency and data speed are operator dependent.)

Device
Control

4-Way
navigation wheel with Enter button

GPS

Internal
GPS antenna

Connectivity

Bluetooth®
2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless
stereo headsets

 

Wi-Fi®:
IEEE 802.11 b/g

 

HTC
ExtUSB™ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0)

 

3.5
mm headset jack

Camera

3.2
megapixel color camera

Audio supported
formats

MP3,
AAC(AAC, AAC+, AAC-LC), AMR-NB, WAV, MIDI and Windows Media Audio 9

Video supported
formats

MPEG-4,
H.263, H.264 and Windows Media Video 9

Battery

Rechargeable
Lithium-ion battery

 

Capacity:
1100 mAh

 

Talk
time:

 

·
Up to 342 minutes for WCDMA

 

·
Up to 390 minutes for GSM

 

Standby
time:

·
Up to 520 hours for WCDMA

 

·
Up to 340 hours for GSM

 

(The
above are subject to network and phone usage.)

Expansion
Slot

microSD™
memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

AC
Adapter

Voltage
range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz

 

DC
output: 5V and 1A

Note:
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.



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