FCC Slips New Entry Level Pocket PC Phone
Feb 21, 2007, 4:13 PM by (staff)
The FCC today also revealed a new Pocket PC Phone from HTC. Aside from the usual navigation keys, the GENE 100 only features a touch screen for input - there is no slide out keyboard or a numeric keypad. It is a small candybar style phone with quad-band GSM/GPRS (possibly EDGE), Bluetooth, 2 megapixel camera and full size SD slot. HTC has produced a number of similar devices, but they have only been offered by European and Asian carriers. It is likely the GENE will not be seen in American stores either.
HTC Bringing the One M9+ to Europe
HTC today said it plans to expand availability of the One M9+ outside of Asia to select European markets. The One M9+ is a slightly larger version of the M9 that has different camera and processor configuration.
HTC Cuts the 10's Price By $100 for US Shoppers
HTC has dropped the price of the HTC 10 for the rest of the month. The phone now costs $599 when purchased from HTC's web site, a cut of $100.
HTC to Drop Entry-Level Phones, Focus On Profits
HTC plans to exit the entry-level phone market moving forward and will instead focus its handset portfolio on high-margin devices. The company made the comments during a conference call with media to discuss its fourth quarter financial results.
HTC Debuts New Desire 626 and 526/520 Range
HTC today revealed a new family of Desire handsets. The 626 series (pictured) and 526/520 series share many features, though the former is a bit more mid-range and the latter is decidedly entry-level.
We are getting it!
We aren't getting it, so I guess it doesn't matter.