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HTC S740 Video Review

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Reviewed December 12, 2008 by Lisa Gade, Editor in Chief

Here's our video review of the HTC S740, a Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard Edition smartphone with a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard. The S740 takes the design reigns from the HTC S710, with its lateral sliding keyboard and front number pad, making it easy to use as a traditional phone. The S740 is sold by importers and online retailers as a quad band unlocked GSM phone with EDGE and Euro-only 3G. The HTC S743 is the US version, though not offered by any US carrier and it's sold by online retailers as well. It has US 3G HSDPA on AT&T's 850/1900MHz bands and doesn't support T-Mobile's 3G bands.

The S740 and S743 are otherwise identical, and are stunning looking phones that look like a smaller version of the import HTC Touch Pro and HTC Fuze. They feature a fast 528MHz Qualcomm CPU, QVGA backlit LED displays, GPS, WiFi, FM radio, Bluetooth 2.0 and a 3.2 megapixel camera with fixed focus lens.



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HTC S740

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HTC S740 and HTC Fuze

Directly above and below: the HTC S740 and the HTC Fuze.

HTC S740 and HTC Fuze



A very attractive, feature-packed and cool Windows Mobile smartphone. It might not be cheap, but it doesn't require a contract either. The only thing we didn't like is the microSD card slot which is located under the SIM card slot. That means you have to reboot the phone to remove or insert a microSD card.



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HTC S740:



Display: 65K color LED backlit color LCD. Screen size diagonally: 2.4". Resolution: 240 x 320, supports both portrait and landscape modes.

Battery: Lithium Ion rechargeable. Battery is user replaceable. 1000 mA.

Performance: Qualcomm MSM7225 528MHz processor. 256 megs RAM, 256 megs flash ROM.

Size: 4.58 in x 1.71 in x 0.65 inches. Weight: 4.94 ounces.

Phone: GSM quad band 850/900/1800/1900MHz unlocked world phone. S740 has Euro 3G HSDPA on the 900/2100MHz bands. S740 has 3G HSDPA on the 850/1900MHz bands used by AT&T.

Camera: 3.2 megapixel with fixed focus lens.

GPS: GPS with aGPS.

Audio: Built in speaker, mic and HTC ExtUSB stereo headphone jack. FM radio, Voice Recorder and Windows Pocket Media Player 10 included.

Networking: Integrated WiFi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR with A2DP Bluetooth stereo support.

Software:Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard Edition (Smartphone) operating system. Microsoft Mobile Office suite with viewers for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote documents, Internet Explorer, and Outlook. FM radio, Adobe Reader, RSS Hub (RSS reader), Java VM, Task Manager, Cyberon Voice Dialing (uses voice tags), Windows Media Player 10, Solitaire, Bubble Breaker, Voice Recorder, and speed dial. Additional applications: Camera, Comm Manager, Clear Storage (wipes out all data and resets unit to factory defaults). ActiveSync 4.5 and Outlook 2007 Trial for Windows.

Expansion: 1 SDHC microSD card slot under SIM card slot (must reboot phone to insert or remove a microSD card).


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