HTC P3470: Hands-on with HTC's new navigation phone

Check these pictures of us man-handling HTC's latest sat-nav-enabled handset, the HTC P3470. It's not a super phone but it will get you from A to B

Andrew Lim
2 min read

Phones and sat-navs make attractive partners, which is probably why everyone's combining the two. These combos are being offered up like burgers and chips, and they'll help you make phone calls and get around town.

HTC's latest sat-nav phone is called the P3470. Catchy, we know. It keeps things simple design-wise with a smooth black casing, large touchscreen and navigation wheel at the bottom.

We weren't doing any celebratory back-flips upon picking it up but it does what it's supposed to. If you're looking for a Windows Mobile device with navigation capabilities, then it's worth investigating.

TomTom's Navigator software is pre-installed on the P3470, so you won't need to buy additional software -- it'll simply work as a sat-nav straight out of the box.

Disappointingly, the HTC P3470 doesn't have HSDPA (3.5G) or Wi-Fi, which means Web browsing on the go will be a drag. We assume that HTC decided on this so that they could bring the price of the handset down. Click on the next page for more pictures. -Andrew Lim

The HTC P3470 isn't the company's slimmest device at 16mm-thin, but you'll be able to slide it in and out of your pocket without too much hassle. We do hope to see more HTC Touch-esque devices with GPS in the future.

On the back of the handset, there's a 2-megapixel camera, which again seems low spec compared to HTC's other offerings. Again, we assume this is down to making the device cheaper. By the way, if you're wondering why the big security tag thing on the back of the handset is there, it's because people actually try to steal phones at shows. Would we? Hmm... not this one.