Lucky Canada. The HTC S720 is the CDMA version of the HTC Vox (pictured left), and it's headed to Canada first. The S720/Vox features a compact design that hides a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and runs Window Mobile 6, but lacks 3G. We should get a version of our own this summer.
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Once again, Canada scores. Canadian carrier Telus has picked up the HTC P4000 and will replace the UTStarcom XV6700. The P4000 is also a CDMA smart phone (pictured left is the GSM version, HTC P4350) that runs Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition and has a 2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and EV-DO Rev A support. The HTC P4000 is headed for the States this summer.
HTC is branching out from smart phones with the launch of the HTC Shift. The company hopes it will eventually be adopted as a laptop replacement and runs Windows Vista. It also sports a 7-inch wide-screen display, 30GB hard drive, and tri-Band UMTS/HSDPA, quad-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
However, the company will bring the Motorola Q q9, which has been renamed to the Q q9h, to the States sometime in Q3. The q9h sports a revamped design and has a faster processor and HSDPA support among other things.
The HTC Advantage is headed for the States this summer and is one serious smart phone, if you can even call it that. The portable gadget features Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition, an 8GB hard drive, all the wireless options one could want (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and HSDPA), a 5-inch touch screen, and a magnetic QWERTY keyboard.