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HTC MTeoR and TyTN: the Windows Mobile Laurel and Hardy

The HTC TyTN and HTC MTeoR have just been launched under the new HTC brand name. Here's a look at the two new devices, both of which run on Windows Mobile 5.0

HTC has today launched two new devices: the world's first HSDPA Windows Mobile Pocket PC, called the HTC TyTN (pronounced 'titan'), and the HTC MTeoR (pronounced 'meteor'), the world's first 3G Windows Mobile 5.0 smart phone. HTC is launching the two new devices under the new HTC brand identity. However, they are going to continue to provide operator-branded products as they have done in the past, such as the O2 XDA Exec and the Orange SPV M600.

The HTC MTeoR is only 14.8mm thin and is the slimmest Windows Mobile device ever made by HTC. It's a candybar-style phone with a 300MHz Samsung CPU, 128MB ROM and 64MB RAM, as well as a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, infrared, a microSD slot and a three-way jog wheel. It runs on Windows Mobile 5.0. Another useful feature is the tri-band 3G, which will work in Asia, Europe and the US, and the quad-band EDGE, which will work anywhere that has an EDGE network. 

The chunkier HTC TyTN features tri-band 3G, GPRS, HSDPA (aka Super 3G), quad-band EDGE, USB, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity -- you won't be short of ways to access data. It also has a full slide-out Qwerty keyboard, jog wheel and a colour touchscreen, so using it shouldn't be too difficult. It runs on Windows Mobile 5.0, but uses a faster 400MHz Samsung stacked CPU, 128MB ROM and 64MB SDRAM. As if that wasn't enough, there's also a microSD slot and a 2-megapixel camera with a secondary 0.3-megapixel (VGA) camera for video telephony. Expect full reviews of both soon. -AL

Update: a full review of the HTC TyTN is now live, along with more images.