HTC introduces Inner Circle with HTC Snap WM Standard Smartphone

htcsnap HTC Corp. today . Designed with a set of features selected to deliver everything customers need without overwhelming them with things they don’t, the HTC Snap makes it easier than ever to stay in contact with life’s most important people.

A recent study conducted by Harris Interactive(R) and commissioned by HTC* found that 44 percent of U.S. adults are often overwhelmed by the amount of e-mail they receive, and over half (55 percent) of U.S. adults prioritize five or fewer people with whom they communicate via e-mail. In response to these issues, HTC’s created Inner Circle, debuted on its newest QWERTY smartphone, the HTC Snap.

The Inner Circle feature allows HTC Snap users to press a dedicated Inner Circle key to bring e-mails from a preselected group of people to the top of their inbox, enabling important messages to be acted upon immediately.

"Recognizing that people are being overwhelmed by an avalanche of e-mail, the HTC Snap introduces Inner Circle, an HTC innovation that makes it easy for people to prioritize messages from the most important people in their lives at the press of a button," said John Wang, chief marketing officer at HTC. "The HTC Snap represents the latest step in HTC’s mission to create a range of innovative smartphones, each with specific benefits designed to both surprise and delight our customers."

The HTC Snap measures less than a half-inch thick (12 mm), yet it can deliver up to eight and a half hours of talk time with the standard 1500mAh battery. The full QWERTY keyboard is ergonomically designed with extra-large domed keys and responsive tactile feedback to make typing e-mail and text messages fast, accurate and comfortable. High-speed 3G HSPA connectivity makes it quick and easy to send pictures to friends, access favorite social networking sites, or download large files while on the go.

The Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard device further features a Qualcomm MSM 7225 processor (528MHz), 256MB ROM, 192MB RAM, microSDHC slot, 2.4" QVGA display, HSDPA/WCDMA, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, GPS/aGPS, and a 1500mAh battery. The Snap (S522) measure 4.59" x 2.42" x 0.47" and weighs 4.23 ounces with the battery.

The HTC Snap is expected to be available in select channels during the second quarter of 2009, rolling out in markets around the world throughout the second half of the year. In addition, an unlocked version supporting HSDPA at 850/1900MHz for the U.S. market will be made available under the name HTC S522 during the summer.

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