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Out of the blue... here is the new baby from HTC, its the HTC S740!

So what's special about this new device....

Features:
  • Windows Mobile® 6.1 Standard
  • Slide-out four-row keyboard for quick and easy text entry
  • 2.4-inch TFT-LCD screen housed within a slim and elegant design
  • Mobile Internet - surf and download at broadband speed with HSDPA and Wi-Fi®
  • 3.2 megapixel camera for quality stills and video
  • microSD™ slot for expandable storage
Check the HTC website for more information!

What do you guys think about this device?

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At last, a new Smartphone!

I'd like to see a keypad only version that's super thin personally...

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I'd like to see a keypad only version that's super thin personally...


I was just thinking the exact same thing!! :D

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OMG! WANT! :D

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At last, a new Smartphone!

I'd like to see a keypad only version that's super thin personally...

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YES .. a PHONE..
not somekind of stupid useless touchscreen PDA. Now HTC, loose that crappy spacewasting QWERTY keyboard and make us a PHONE.

Make us the next C500, and call it whatever you want.. but please please please - no QWERTY keyboard.

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Yea to be honest I'd be fine if it didn't have a keyboard... though I do find the S710 one pretty handy at times. I just want a new phone with the same quaility as the other new devices but without Windows Mobile Professional.

Next question is - when can I get it on Orange?

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Looks rather tall though?
Still as Paul said it's a new Smartphone, could this replace my C550 I wonder?

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S740 = 116.3 mm (L) x 43.4 mm (W) x 16.3 mm (T) ~ 82,3cu cm.
C500 = 108 mm (L) x 46 mm (W) x 16 mm (T) ~79,5cu cm.
C550 = 108 mm (L) x 46 mm (W) x 17 mm (T) ~ 84,5cu cm.

Yes - its taller than the C500 and volumewize bigger.

Now; just think of a nice package if they got rid of the keyboard :D

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Still got that horrible diamond back, I wonder if it rocks like the Diamond does :D

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Not in the original post, but it's got GPS and A-GPS as well :D

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Wow, what a nice surprise! I love this time of year right before the holidays when new devices are released. :D This would be a great replacement for the S710. It's what the S730 should have been. I think my tastes are shifting though. I really like the Touch Pro. I've always had a Smartphone though. A dedicated keypad on my phone just made sense. I think I'm ready for the extra power of the Professional OS and additional software.

I don't think extra length will be an issue. For pockets, I think wide and thickness are more an issue.

I'm on Vodaphone, and they have both the S710 and Kaiser. They are gettitng the Touch Pro, SE X1, and I'd bet a pint that they'll be getting the S740 also. I'm just going to have to go into the shops when whey come in and do a hands on comparison.

Anyone want to guess a price? 300 - 350 GBP?

Comparison of iPhone, cards, S710, S730, S740
http://sizeasy.com/p...730-vs-HTC-S740

Edited by Mechanicaldan, 26 August 2008 - 12:25 PM.

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WOW, just what i've been waiting for! Was just about to give in and get an S730 but think i'll hold out for this. Just hope they've sorted out that memory issue that plagued the S730

Just having a look at the full spec on the HTC site; 528mhz processor sounds very nice indeed! As does the 256mb rom and 256mb ram-can't wait to get my hands on one of these :D

Edited by mstephenson, 26 August 2008 - 03:21 PM.

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:D So am I the only one who didnt like this phone

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Appears so :D

Hah!

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that's it decision made.. orange.. have your cr***y omnia back....

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hooooooooooorrrrraaaaaaayyyyyyyy!!!

at last! not qwerty but at last a new smartphone!!

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I think, although I could well be wrong, that this may be the HTC Rose...

Looks nice, although I do like a touch screen... :D

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as much as i love my diamond smartphone is just so much quicker and more repsonsive than pocketpc. feels like a phone should without the sluggishness. but why a qwerty?

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:D

deff gonna be my next device - unless a ppc with kb and keypad comes out :D

..shame no AF or flash though :angry:

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I've got to admit that is a nice device - I've had a HTC TYTN for ages, and really like the hardware keyboard - the touch screen I use far less, so I could easily lose that.

That phone looks very nice, and has nothing show stopping missing off the feature set!

Still unless it arrives before a Network subsidised Touch Pro I'll probably get that.

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