So close yet so far...

Summary:I've been on a quest for a new handset for a while now (my current phone is the Qtek S100 - a fine beast but I want more current functionality) and got quite excited when I saw this baby, the HTC P4350, announced today. It's like the TyTN but slimmer, which is a big plus.

I've been on a quest for a new handset for a while now (my current phone is the Qtek S100 - a fine beast but I want more current functionality) and got quite excited when I saw this baby, the HTC P4350, announced today. It's like the TyTN but slimmer, which is a big plus. However, it has no 3G/HSDPA, which is a big minus.

I haven't actually ever owned a 3G-capable phone - I never saw the point - but now that HSDPA is starting to roll out I reckon I'll skip those first stages and go straight to the souped-up version. For example, the HTC P3600, also coming shortly, looks a lot like the phone I already have but it has all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a 2006/7 handset (Wi-Fi, HSDPA etc). No keyboard though, but I think if I had to wait for the utterly perfect handset I'd be here for a very long time yet...

Topics: Telcos

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David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't be paying many bills. His early journalistic career was spent in general news, working behind the scenes for BBC radio and on-air as a newsreader for independent stations. David's main focus is on communications, of both... Full Bio

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