HTC today unveiled the HTC S743, a slide-out QWERTY phone that runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard Edition (non-touch screen smartphone). It's the same device as the HTC S740 but with US ATT 3G bands.
Here is our video review the HTC S740 which is identical to the HTC S743 except the US 3G bands:
More info on the HTC S743 Windows Mobile device:
The HTC S743, which supports high-speed HSDPA (850/1900 MHz) networks, will be available through select retail outlets, including dell.com and cdw.com, during the first quarter of 2009.
Featuring the same 'faceted' design first implemented in the highly popular HTC Touch Diamond?, the HTC S743 was also engineered to deliver an outstanding voice experience. At a mere 1.7 inches wide, the HTC S743 fits comfortably into the palm of the hand, allowing for ergonomic and comfortable voice calls. Despite its narrow profile, the HTC S743 still boasts a large and bright 2.4 inch QVGA display for reading and responding to e-mail and SMS or accessing the Internet.
With its full QWERTY keyboard, the HTC S743 is able to take advantage of its full suite of messaging options. As a Windows Mobile 6.1 based device, the HTC S743 interfaces seamlessly with Microsoft Exchange as well as personal POP3 and IMAP4 email protocols. Along with SMS and MMS messaging, support for a number of instant messaging standards is included with the HTC S743, making it fast and easy to stay in touch with friends and family while on the go.
Specs of the HTC S743:
Processor: Qualcomm MSM7225, 528MHz Operating System: Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard Memory: ROM: 256MB RAM: 256MB SDRAM Dimensions: 116.3 mm x 43.4 mm x 16.6 mm (4.58 in x 1.71 in x 0.65 in) Weight: 140 grams (4.94 ounces) with battery Display: 2.4 inch TFT-LCD with backlight LEDs and QVGA resolution Network: HSDPA 850/1900 MHz Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: ? 850/900/1800/1900 MHz Device Control: 4-Way navigation control with Enter button Keyboard: Slide-out 4-row QWERTY keyboard GPS: GPS and A-GPS ready Connectivity: Bluetooth: 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for stereo wireless headsets Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g HTC ExtUSB (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one) Camera: 3.2 megapixel color camera with fixed focus Audio: Built-in microphone, speaker and FM radio Ring tone formats: ? AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV ? 40 polyphonic and standard MIDI format 0 and 1 (SMF)/SP MIDI Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer battery Capacity: 1000 mAh Talk time: Up to 300 minutes for WCDMA ? Up to 350 minutes for GSM Standby time: ? Up to 400 hours for WCDMA ? Up to 260 hours for GSM
Expansion Slot: microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible) AC Adapter: Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz DC output: 5V and 1A
The HTC S743 marks the latest HTC device to be made available through independent channels in the US. Underscoring its commitment to delivering choice to the smartphone market, US consumers can choose from unique HTC devices including the GSM variant of the HTC Touch Diamond and the HTC Touch Dual through a number of electronics retailers including national retailers, independent wireless outlets and online e-tailers such as dell.com and cdw.com