HTC announces world's first GSM/WiMAX mobile phone

HTC announces world's first GSM/WiMAX mobile phone

Summary: HTC is arguably the most innovative company when it comes to mobile phones, in particular those running the Windows Mobile operating system. Today, they announced the HTC MAX 4G device that is the world's first GSM/WiMAX headset. The device will be available in Russia on the Yota Mobile WiMAX network. The device appears similar to the super high-end HTC Touch HD that was recently revealed with a large 3.8 inch 800x480 display and touch screen interface. The HTC MAX 4G will support the Yota Video network and with the device you can actually display up to nine TV channels simultaneously.

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HTC is arguably the most innovative company when it comes to mobile phones, in particular those running the Windows Mobile operating system. Today, they announced the HTC MAX 4G device that is the world's first GSM/WiMAX headset. The device will be available in Russia on the Yota Mobile WiMAX network. The device appears similar to the super high-end HTC Touch HD that was recently revealed with a large 3.8 inch 800x480 display and touch screen interface. The HTC MAX 4G will support the Yota Video network and with the device you can actually display up to nine TV channels simultaneously.HTC announces world’s first GSM/WiMAX mobile phone

Other specifications of the HTC MAX 4G include:

  • Qualcomm ESM7206A 528 MHz processor
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • 256MB ROM and 288MB RAM with 8GB Flash drive
  • TouchFLO 3D interface
  • Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:900/1800/1900 MHz with integrated WiMAX
  • Integrated GPS, WiFi, and Bleutooth 2.0
  • Standard 3.5mm headset jack
  • FM radio
  • 5 megapixel camera with VGA front camera for conference calling

VoIP support over the WiMAX network is also specifically mentioned in the press release too. This looks like quite an amazing device that really shows how the line between mobile computers and phones is blurring.

Topics: Hardware, HTC, Mobility, Networking, Wi-Fi

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  • Fulfillment!

    Just switched from ATT to T-Mobile. Had used a Nokia 6800 for 5 years but gave an unnamed 3G handset a trial but it wasn't the handset for me. Besides, ATT changed my plan by reducing services while charging the same and wouldn't restore everything as before, including use of the 6800. Right ... C ya.
    Usually ahead of the game irt tech. Had returned from Japan in 2000 and brought a handset but at the time no provider in USA could touch it. Upon subscribing to T-Mobile, I chose another Nokia. I had considered the Wing, G1, and a Blackberry but wouldn't have been completely fulfilled especially since the subscriber automatically requires additonal services with the devices. However, the HTC Touch could have been the handset but it was avail on another subscriber. From GPS to Wi-Fi and FM radio receiver, I want it all. I anticipated the MDA IV (a variant if not same as the Touch) to be available before springing even for an unlocked device. Now, the HTC Max 4G is all that and more. Very impressive. Until then, I'll enjoy the Nokia 5610 for entertainment, messaging, and the T-Mobile Web service (though I'll miss the 6800's keyboard) while using my handheld PC for everything else including Wi-Fi browsing and my handheld GPS for what it does (I really don't need a navigator just waypoints and tracks).
    The MAX 4G will fulfill all that and more.
    donnydo77@...
  • RE: HTC announces world's first GSM/WiMAX mobile phone

    This is great for the WiMAX in general but looks like us in US might have to wait a while or maybe wait for other WiMAX handsets from other manufacturers.

    --- http://www.WiMAXED.com
    i@...