HTC launches the HTC TyTN II in Europe: the ultimate mobile companion

From: HTC
Published: Mon Oct 15 2007

HTC Corp, world leading provider of Microsoft Windows Mobile-based smart devices, has unveiled the HTC TyTN II. The HTC TyTN II will be launched in partnership with leading operator partners across Europe, as well as direct under the HTC brand, and builds on the success of the award-winning first HTC TyTN (June 2006). Featuring global high speed HSDPA connectivity, in-built GPS for personal navigation and an innovative adjustable screen angle, this device is the ultimate mobile companion.

The new HTC TyTN II packs all the power of Windows Mobile 6 into a unique new form factor, continuing the 10-year heritage of HTC Corp for innovation in device design. The 2.8-inch colour screen slides back to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, then tilts up to position the screen perfectly for reading and creating emails, using applications, or even just playing videos and games.

The HTC TyTN II pda phone allows users to get connected in any country with tri-band UMTS and quad-band EDGE. It boasts unrivalled worldwide 3.5G high speed internet – HSDPA, at speeds 9 times faster than 3G – and WiFi 802.11b/g to ensure users can enjoy high-speed surfing, uploading and downloading while roaming anywhere in the world.

HTC Home, HTC’s new homescreen, offers easy access to photo dialling, text messages, calendar entries, emails and contacts, as well as one touch access to live weather conditions plus four-day forecasts.

Leveraging the functionality of Windows Mobile 6, the HTC TyTN II mobile device provides a complete suite of business applications including Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, contacts, calendar, push e-mail, notes, tasks, PDF viewer and more. In addition, HTC has included further applications such as a business card scanner and TomTom Navigator 6 (Taster edition) to complement the in-built GPS.

HTC has also announced the launch of HTCmail, a fully hosted, secure, and managed email service based on Microsoft Hosted Exchange. HTCmail will bring the benefits of always-connected business to mobile professionals. The HTC offering provides seamless and real-time access to up to five different email accounts, either personal or work mailboxes, aggregated and instantly delivered to a mobile device through Outlook 2007. Features include email, contacts and calendar, enabling users to easily access information and communications while on the go. HTCmail is compatible with all HTC devices, and will be rolling out across selected European markets from September 2007.

"Both HTC TyTN II and HTCmail – are all about fast, easy access on the move to the kind of features and connectivity previously reserved for the PC world," said Florian Seiche, Vice President of HTC Europe. "This proposition is a perfect match for both mobile professionals and advanced mobile consumers on the go who can now benefit from the powerful feature set that the HTC TyTN II offers and the true high-speed mobile access that many of our leading operator partners are offering."

"Combining a broad range of Windows Mobile-powered devices from HTC with a rich messaging experience delivered through Microsoft Hosted Exchange is ideal for mobile professionals who demand enterprise-class communication services with cutting-edge design," said Michael O’Hara, general manager, Communications Sector at Microsoft. "With HTCmail, small to medium enterprises can benefit from anywhere access to information without the expense or ongoing comment of on-premise software and IT skills."

The HTC TyTN II has been designed and developed to enable business users to take full advantage of the latest high speed data and multimedia content and applications, and incorporating feedback from HTC’s operator customers. It will be launched in partnership with leading operators across Europe from September, including Orange, T-Mobile, Telefonica Group and Vodafone, as well as direct, under the HTC brand.

About HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) designs, manufactures and markets innovative, feature rich mobile phones, smart phones and PDA Phone devices.

Since its establishment, HTC has developed strong R&D capabilities, pioneered many new designs and product innovations and launched state-of-the-art PDA Phones and smart phones for mobile operators and distributors in Europe, the US, and Asia. These machines are available as HTC devices and as products individually customized for operator and device partners.

HTC is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile device market.

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