HTC S740 brings the look of the Diamond to a non-touch screen device

HTC S740 brings the look of the Diamond to a non-touch screen device

Summary: If you like the looks of the HTC Touch Diamond, but want something in a non-touch screen form factor with a traditional phone keypad then your wish has come true in the form of the newly announced HTC S740 Windows Mobile 6.1 device. This device slid under the radar with not a single rumor about the announcement, which is pretty surprising given today's tendency to have leaks appear early. The HTC S740 (where is the cool name for it?) will be available in September in Europe and there is no word yet on U.S. availability.

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HTC S740 brings the look of the Diamond to a non-touch screen deviceIf you like the looks of the HTC Touch Diamond, but want something in a non-touch screen form factor with a traditional phone keypad then your wish has come true in the form of the newly announced HTC S740 Windows Mobile 6.1 device. This device slid under the radar with not a single rumor about the announcement, which is pretty surprising given today's tendency to have leaks appear early. The HTC S740 (where is the cool name for it?) will be available in September in Europe and there is no word yet on U.S. availability.

As you can see in the small photo here and in the HTC image gallery this is a device that looks like a standard candy bar phone with a display and phone keypad, but it also slides open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard for faster text entry.

Specifications of the HTC S740 include:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard
  • Qualcomm MSM7225 528MHz processor
  • Networks: WCDMA/HSDPA: 900/2100 MHz for EU and Asia
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 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
  • GPS: GPS/AGPS
  • Interface: HTC ExtUSB
  • Battery: 1000 mAh
  • FM Radio
  • Size: 116.3 x 43.4 x 16.3 mm
  • Weight: 140g with battery

This new devices looks to be the successor to the HTC Vox (aka S710) I checked out last year, but in a much slicker form factor. I want to hear how solid the keyboard slider is on this device, but if it works well then this is a compelling device with the fast processor, ample memory, and wireless functionality.

Topics: Hardware, HTC, Telcos

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  • Sleek

    Well it looks very sleek! But I read that the HTC Touch Diamond had a slow response time. Hope that's not true with this :(
    premedios
    • Diamond not slow with latest ROM

      The Diamond had its slow periods with the earlier ROMs, but the latest ROM update really sped it up and there is no longer a speed issue with the device.
      palmsolo (aka Matthew Miller)
  • RE: HTC S740 brings the look of the Diamond to a non-touch screen device

    One full size keyboard is enough, or touch screen plus full size keyboard. Puls, GOTHICLOVER.com is the place i have been working on recently
    adafr
  • RE: HTC S740 brings the look of the Diamond to a non-touch screen device

    Oh my! QVGA is so last year! With the VGA of the diamond, super resolution of the iPhone and Experia, I am surprised folks keep cranking out QVGA phones. All the other specs looks great though.
    songzunhuang