New HTC S740 Smarthpone flaunts 12-key with QWERTY Keyboard Design

HTC today unveiled its latest smartphone, dubbed S740. The slim, compact and stylish smartphone features a traditional 12-key layout along with the company’s signature sliding full QWERTY keyboard which offers flexibility in effective messaging.

While the 12-key design allows users to enjoy super fast one hand messaging, the full QWERTY keyboard enables users to take benefit from a two handed messaging experience. Both the keypad designs assure competent and precise typing experience. These input capabilities are compatible with POP3, IMAP and Exchange push email along with instant messaging and SMS functions.

“Demand for high-performance, smart, mobile devices continues to see strong growth globally and HTC is well positioned to meet the varying needs of our diverse customer base. The HTC S740 combines a powerful, premium phone with a full slide-out keypad in a compact and sleek form factor. Clearly, one size does not fit all and the S740 will play an important role in expanding our growing portfolio of devices,” mentioned Dr. Florian Seiche, Vice President of HTC Europe.

Ensuring fastest broadband capabilities, the HTC S740 supports a maximum download speed of 7.2 Mbps that is up to 18 times faster than 3G

Measuring 116.3 x 43.4 x 16.3 mm, the S740 phone sports a 2.4 inch QVGA display, a 3.2 megapixel VGA camera with fixed focus, 256 MB flash; 256 MB RAM onboard memory, 802.11b/g WLAN, 2.0 Bluetooth with EDR and HTC ExtUSB interface that supports mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed.

Based on Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard OS, the latest HTC S740 smartphone weighs 140g. It also includes GPS/AGPS navigation, FM radio, Qualcomm MSM7225, 528 MHz chipset, and is compliant with GSM/GPRS/EDGE in addition to WCDMA/HSDPA network.

Powered by 1000 mAh battery, the HTC S740 provides up to 320 minutes of talk time and 400 hours of standby time on WCDMA network. The GSM network offers up to 380 minutes of talk time and 280 hours of standby time.

The HTC S740 smartphone is expected to be released in the Europe by September 2008.