We ran a news story on the HTC Pharos a few weeks back, now it’s official. The slim Pharos will be sold as the HTC P3470 and, although there’s no 3G, HSDPA, or WiFi it will have GPS.
The P3470 is set to launch on Orange in the UK, Spain, France and the Netherlands later this month at around £334 (€449), although contracts will probably bring this price down. It’ll have a 200Mhz CPU, 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0 and a QVGA screen. You also get 256Mb ROM, 128Mb RAM and a microSD slot for additional storage.
Full press release and more pictures below.
Update – Not quite sure what this picture is at Yahoo! News, but it’s not the P3470!
Using TomTom Navigator 6, the HTC P3470 delivers detailed maps and direct to contact navigation
BARCELONA — February 11, 2008 — HTC Corp. (TAIEX: 2498; “HTC”), the world’s leading provider of Microsoft Windows Mobile® smart devices, today announced the European launch of the HTC P3470, the latest member of the HTC product portfolio. Combining a lightweight design, large screen, sat-nav software and strong battery life, the P3470 sets a new standard in affordable smartphone, GPS-based devices.
At just 108mm tall, the HTC P3470 offers unbeatable value as one of the most compact devices in HTC’s portfolio, featuring a broad range of functionality that today’s consumers desire. The HTC P3470™ enables an easy to use and simple interface for accessing web pages, documents, messages, contact lists and more.
Smart, simple and easy to use, TomTom Navigator 6 is the best sat-nav solution for your PDA or mobile phone. The intuitive interface, crystal clear instructions and easy call handling make it the ideal navigation partner for the P3470. The touch interface and large 2.8in screen ensure the AGPS-enabled sat-nav is easy to use, and the HTC P3470 is truly mobile thanks to the long battery life. The HTC P3470 also includes a 1GB Micro SD card for mapping and other data storage.
“The HTC P3470 integrates GPS-location into an innovative and high-powered phone that brings location-based experiences to customers looking for power and affordability,” said Florian Seiche, Vice President, HTC Europe. “We are very pleased to announce this addition to the product portfolio, continuing our commitment to provide an option for every user.”
The HTC P3470™ will be available to customers across Europe later this month.
The first pan-European operator partner to take the HTC version of the device will be Orange which will launch the P3470 in the UK, France, Spain and the Netherlands. Price: 449 euros
• Size: 108 x 58.3 x 15.7 mm
• Weight: 122 g
• Connectivity: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
• Operating system: Windows Mobile 6® Professional
• Display: 2.8-inch QVGA flat touch screen
• Camera: 2 megapixel with macro focus
• Internal memory: 256 MB flash, 128 MB RAM
• Removable memory: microSDTM slot
• Bluetooth: 2.0 with EDR
• GPS: GPS
• Interface: HTC ExtUSBTM (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 Full-Speed)
• Battery: 1100 mAh
• Talk time: GSM: up to 350 minutes*
• Standby time: GSM: up to 240 hours*
• Chipset: TI OMAP 850, 200MHz