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You may remember recently, HTC took a majority stake in Dopod. This was done in a move to allow HTC to provide devices under their own brand. Well, HTC announced today that not only will they be selling the Heremes and the Breeze under their new HTC brand names of TyTN and MTeor (repectively) but that these devices will be sold through Qtek under the new HTC brand...

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HTC, the world's leading provider of Windows Mobile® devices, today launched the world's first tri-band 3G Windows Mobile Pocket PC [TyTN]and 3G smartphone [MTeoR] under the new HTC brand identity.

HTC will continue to support its operator-branded products and OEM partners as a key priority. At the same time, HTC will provide its new branded products to its existing Qtek channels, distributors, enterprise and operators, who do not carry operator-branded products. Migrating the Qtek brand to the new HTC brand identity will enable HTC to provide better direct support to those customers.

Why HTC seem to have chosen leetspeak to brand their deivces is beyond me. Maybe they're trying to appeal to a yonger audience? Let's just hope the likes of Orange and O2 don't follow suit. That would not be teh r0x0r (whatever that means) :)

Full press release HERE, re-vamped HTC site HERE, news source HERE!

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Well, it's in keeping with the HTC SRTTrk.

Good news as long as they continue to service all the other providers...

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The HTC brand will be well received I reckon.

And I'm eating my words: that breeze looks a LOT nicer from the side angle pictured.

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You may remember recently, HTC took a majority stake in Dopod. This was done in a move to allow HTC to provide devices under their own brand.


From what I read / understood it was done to give the chairwoman of HTC ( who also owned dopod anyway ) a tax-free dividend from the part sale of her share of dopod to her employer HTC.... :)

I believe also that dopod will still be the brand for Asia so I don't think it's related to the new logo / own brand launch as it's not like they will have common distribution worldwide. I would be surprised to see Qtek last long though as they are currently the european brand AFAIK.

Nice logo though.

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From what I read / understood it was done to give the chairwoman of HTC ( who also owned dopod anyway ) a tax-free dividend from the part sale of her share of dopod to her employer HTC.... :)


Be that as it may, it's speculation and the official line is that HTC did it to release devices under their own brand. I don't fancy tangling with HTC lawyers, do you? ;)

@sporkguy: have to agree, looks much nicer from that angle :)

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Yh, t lks prty thn?

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cool.. about time!

I think this is a move they should have made a long time ago.

Should be interesting what happens with i-Mate now!

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wtf, guys! look at the breeze! where is the front camera for videocalls?! it has gone!!! breeze now sucks even more!!!!!!!!!!!

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wtf, guys! look at the breeze! where is the front camera for videocalls?! it has gone!!! breeze now sucks even more!!!!!!!!!!!

Well spotted.
Perhaps this is just a mockup and they forgot to insert the video-call camera? Maybe even the Asian markets won't be receiving a 3G version of the breeze? who knows! :)

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Woah, good spot :|

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There is no button on the keypad for answering a video call, so, in summary, no video calling! :|

So 3G data speeds is the ONLY upgrade over the Faraday, and an arguably uglier form factor.

Oh...

Hermes (sorry MTeoR) for me all the way!

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There is no button on the keypad for answering a video call, so, in summary, no video calling! :|

So 3G data speeds is the ONLY upgrade over the Faraday, and an arguably uglier form factor.

Oh...

Hermes (sorry MTeoR) for me all the way!

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Ahh, another cashcow for L'Orangé!
Gotta hand it to them, they know how to pull HTC's strings :)

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Why the hell has the breeze only got a 1.3MP camera?!?!

For crying out loud!

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Should be interesting what happens with i-Mate now!


Yeah. As hopefully HTC will now support devices properly. From what I've read, Qtek is dead as a brand very soon. Lets hope they bury the lack of support with the name....

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Be that as it may, it's speculation and the official line is that HTC did it to release devices under their own brand. I don't fancy tangling with HTC lawyers, do you? :)


Seems to be more conclusion rather than a concrete reason.
Dopod will continue in Asian markets alongside the HTC stuff, and QTek's the one that's turning into HTC according the the press, so they didn't need to buy dopod to release devices under their own brand - they already could via Qtek being renamed.

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There is no button on the keypad for answering a video call, so, in summary, no video calling! :|

So 3G data speeds is the ONLY upgrade over the Faraday, and an arguably uglier form factor.


This is all quite sad :)

HTC really need to get on the ball and produce up to date products matching their opponents, such as Nokia.

If they released a Symbian phone with those specs, they wouldn't sell more than a couple of units. I like the WM platform but this only stretches so far before all the other benefits of phones on other platforms sway me.

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A breeze without 3G calling is all 'hot air' :) if you ask me - or is it all wind ??

Seriously though - no 3G calls is a real let down :) lets hope its a mistake !!

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Think they need to improve the camera before they move into 3g , can see the caller the other end asking whos that bluur on my phone :)

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Why don't they just call the Breeze the TrKy?

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I've been using 3G phones for 3 years and have only ever made 2 video calls just to see what it was like - does anyone actually use video calling?

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