New HTC Iolite Pokes it Head Out

What have we got here? The HTC Iolite has made an appearance on Expansys’ site so we thought we would share the news.

This diamond in the rough has not been “Officially” announced yet and few pictures exist, but there are some specifications floating around so lets have a look at what this new HTC offering will be made of.

• Processor
Qualcomm® MSM7225™, 528 MHz
• Operating System
Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
• Memory
ROM: 512 MB / RAM: 288 MB
• Display
2.8-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with QWVGA resolution
• Network
3G HSDPA/HSUPA: Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz
Up to 384 Kbs up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds
Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
(Band frequency, HSUPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent)
• Device Control
HTC TouchFLOâ„¢ 3D Touch-sensitive front panel buttons
HTC Footprintsâ„¢ button
• GPS
GPS and A-GPS ready
• Connectivity
Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
HTC ExtUSBâ„¢ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0)
• Camera
3.2 megapixel camera
• Expansion Slot
microSDâ„¢ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
• Battery
Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1100 mAh
Talk time: Up to 375 minutes for WCDMA / Up to 400 minutes for GSM
Standby time: Up to 400 hours for WCDMA / Up to 330 hours for GSM
• Dimensions
102 mm x 53.5 mm x 14.5 mm
• Weight
103 grams with battery

According to Engadget Mobile, the Iolite will take a step back from the VGA display we have grown so fond of and will be sporting a WQVGA screen, which does come as a bit of a dissapointment. I guess you can’t win them all.

There is no word yet on pricing or when you might be able to make this handset your very own, but we can’t help but think it won’t be too terribly long before this device get’s the nod and becomes available to the masses. There is surely more to be revealed on the HTC Iolite in the coming weeks and mspoweruser.com will be certain to keep you in the know.

Head to Engadget Mobile, Cellpassion and of course Expansys for more information, and many Thanks to all three for bringing this to our attention.  

What is your take on the HTC Iolite? Jump to the comments and let us know.

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