It's been a long time since we've seen a sleek QWERTY device from HTC (think T-Mobile Dash), so we were happy that the company introduced the HTC Snap at CTIA 2009. The smartphone is designed to help users manage their e-mail and easily access the most important messages with a single press of a button.
The HTC Snap will run Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard Edition and includes integrated GPS, Bluetooth 2.0, and Wi-Fi. The smartphone is expected to be available in select channels during Q2 2009 and will be rolled out to the rest of the world during the second half of the year. The U.S. will get its own version, called the HTC S522, during the summer with support for 850/1900MHz HSDPA bands. Pricing has not yet been revealed.
The Snap also includes HTC's latest technology called Inner Circle. The feature lets you bring e-mails from a preselected group of people to the top of your in-box with just a press of the dedicated Inner Circle button.
The HTC Snap's QWERTY keyboard features domed keys and tactile feedback. The smartphone's QVGA display measure 2.4 inches diagonally with a 320x240-pixel resolution. You also get a standard navigation array below it, including a trackball navigator.