Wireless carriers in Europe will soon begin offering the HTC TyTN II, a new high-end Windows Mobile phone.The unlocked version of this device is also available for pre-order in the United States.
The TyTN II is probably more familiar to many by it’s code-name: the HTC Kaiser. It offers 3G wireless networking, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a flip-up screen above its built-in keyboard.
It will be introduced in the nxt few months by the European carriers Orange, T-Mobile, Telefonica Group and Vodafone, as well as being sold directly by HTC itself.
In the U.S., the online retailer Mobile Planet has begun taking pre-orders for the TyTN II at an $800 price point.
In addition, according to unconfirmed reports, a version of the Kaiser will be launched this fall as the AT&T Tilt.
More About the HTC TyTN II/Kaiser
The HTV TyTN II will, at first glance, look a great deal like many of its predecessors. It will have a tablet shape with a QWERTY keyboard hidden below the 2.8-inch, QVGA screen.
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But unlike earlier models from HTC, when the screen is slid aside to expose the keyboard, it will flip up at an angle, making the device look something like a mini laptop.
Another advantage the Kaiser will have over its predecessor is an updated operating system: Windows Mobile 6 Professional.
It will use a 400 MHz processor, and have 128 MB of RAM and 256 MB of ROM, a percentage of which will be available to the user as internal storage. It will also include a microSD slot.
It will be a quad-band GSM phone with GPRS and EDGE, as well as UMTS and HSDPA 3G networking. This Pocket PC will also sport Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, and USB 2.0.
In addition, the TyTN II will have a 3 megapixel camera, a GPS receiver, and a 1500 mAh battery.