Coolsmartphone has had a few days with the HTC S740, and has put up an extensive review of the device.Â Below is one of the videos Gears recorded, but the review also includes 40 pictures, including sample pictures from the camera.
I’ve been crying out for a cool smartphone. This is why the site originally appeared on the internet. A phone, with a numeric pad on the front so you can mash numbers in. No stylus, no faffing. Just a phone with some very cool extra features. This thing delivered in spades. GPS worked well and operated quickly. I updated the GPS satellite location with QuickGPS and it fired up and located me within seconds. The FM radio is a plus too, especially when you’re on the bus, train or out for a run. If you don’t want to listen to that, then simply copy some MP3’s to the storage card and listen to those, or perhaps try streaming over the fast data connection on WiFi or 3G (if you’ve got a good data plan!)shop and consumers will like the design and the size. This isn’t a “geek phone”. This isn’t a phone with a special stylus or finger-on-screen control. This is an old-school phone with fantastic extras. The QWERTY hides away well and doesn’t make the phone feel fat or unsightly. The GPS will guide you around. The Bluetooth will pump out your tunes in stereo and the FM radio with RDS will let you catch up on the news. Add in the mobile internet, email, text and MMS with RSS readers and all the other programs you can download for the web and you’ve got a pretty powerful device. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone just starting out in the Windows Mobile world but doesn’t want a touch-screen.
Read the full review at CoolSmartphone.com