Monday, 26 April 2010

HTC HD mini review : Smart pup

  • Introduction :

  • There was a time when Windows Mobile used to rule the smartphone seas. Then along came Symbian but that’s a whole other story. It was touchscreen that showed to all the willing challengers that Windows Mobile is just too big to turn around quickly enough and catch the new wind. HTC however seem to disagree and dispel doubts of jumping ship. They have not given up on the cause and the HTC HD mini is the living proof.
  • So, mini is perhaps the right approach to users who would otherwise feel timid about giving Windows Mobile a try – especially with so many touchscreen temptations around. On the other hand, it does matter whose mini version it is. The almighty HD2 was the first PocketPC with a capacitive screen and a Snapdragon core.

HTC HD mini official photos
  • Now, the HTC HD mini is obviously shorter on size, resolution and processing power. But it may be well worth the resources invested in making it what it is – a pocket-friendly, but still powerful handset with solid build, slick design and a touch-friendly UI.
  • Check out the HTC HD mini key strengths and possible turn-offs in the lists below to get an idea if this is the handset that will suit you.

  1. Key features :

  • 3.2" 65K-color HVGA capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch input
  • Compact body and bold industrial design
  • Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Professional OS with Sense UI
  • Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz CPU and 384MB RAM
  • Quad-band GSM support with dual-band HSDPA 7.2Mbps and HSUPA 2 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support
  • 5 MP autofocus camera with touch focus
  • VGA video recording at 30fps
  • microSD card slot
  • Standard microUSB port and Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • MS Office Mobile document editor
  • Opera 9.5 web browser
  • YouTube client, Facebook and Twitter integration
  • Very good audio output quality
  • Excellent loudspeaker performance

2 . Main disadvantages :

  • Poor display sunlight legibility
  • No dedicated camera key and no lens cover
  • Card slot under the battery cover
  • No DivX/XviD video support out-of-the-box
  • Preloaded CoPilot Live navigation software is a trial version only
  • No secondary video-call camera
  • No voice dialing
  • No handwriting recognition
  • Unreliable Flash support in IE Mobile

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