Tuesday, September 08, 2009

HTC Tattoo: Affordable Android

HTC's low-end Android phone, formerly known as the HTC Click, has been released today as the HTC Tattoo. We don't know why there's been a change in the name, but nonetheless, it's still the same product only with a more "grittier" name.

According to the Press Release, it's "an Android-based phone that brings broad personalization to the masses." and it couldn't be any more straight to the point, however there's no news on how low it will be compared to it's higher priced Android siblings.

Here's a snippet of the specs:

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.
A bit more detailed here:
  • 528MHz Qualcomm MSM7225 processor,
  • 512MB/256MB ROM/RAM,
  • 106 x 55.2 x 14-mm / 113 grams,
  • 2.8-inch touchscreen LCD pushing 240x320 QVGA pixels,
  • 900/2100MHz HSPA/UMTS and quad-band GSM/EDGE,
  • internal GPS, 802.11b/g WiFi, digital compass, accelerometer, and Bluetooth 2.0.
For the meantime, this wallet loving phone will be making the rounds around Europe starting on October and will eventually branch out to the entire world.

Obviously it's not as powerful as the iPhone 3GS nor the Palm Pre, but what HTC's targeting with this phone are those who want a full-fledged Android smartphone on a budget. And with the recession making people think of buying an affordable phone,the HTC Tattoo seems to fit the bill.


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