HTC S740 – Windows Mobile Standard not forgotten after all

HTC has finally gotten around to updating the HTC Vox, a smartphone that had an innovative form factor but was dated even before release, due to only having GSM EDGE WAN connectivity and a 2 megapixel camera.

The HTC S740 ups the stakes a bit, bringing quadband GSM and dual-band 3G (no US bands unfortunately) and also essentials like GPS and a 3.2 megapixel camera, unfortunately fixed, not autofocus. At 116.3 x 43.4 x 16.3 the smartphone is 2mm thinner than the HTC Vox, and a full 7mm narrower than its predecessor and bears the HTC Touch Diamond styling. Unfortunately the small 2.4 inch screen is still only QVGA, and the interface, while pretty, appears to be the standard Windows Mobile 6.1 Sliding Panels version.

The full specs are:

  • Size: 116.3 x 43.4 x 16.3 mm
  • Weight: 140g with battery
  • Networks: WCDMA/HSDPA: 900/2100 MHz for EU and Asia
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Maximum speed: UL = 384 kbps; DL = 3.6/7.2 Mbps
  • Operating system: Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard
  • Display: 2.4-inch QVGA screen
  • Camera: 3.2 megapixel with fixed focus
  • Internal memory: 256 MB flash; 256 MB RAM
  • Memory card: microSD
  • WLAN: 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth: 2.0 with EDR
  • Interface: HTC ExtUSB (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed)
  • Battery: 1000 mAh
  • Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 320 minutes / GSM: Up to 380 minutes
  • Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 400 hours / GSM: Up to 280 hours
  • Special features: Sliding QWERTY keyboard, FM radio, Google Maps, RSS Hub
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM7225, 528 MHz
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