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HTC Tattoo Android Phone To Launch In October

HTC have today announced a new “mass market” Android phone, the HTC Tattoo.

The HTC Tattoo will be the second HTC Android to use the HTC Sense UI and according to HTC will bring “broad personalisation to the masses”.


The small and compact HTC Tattoo will be powered by the 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225 processor, and include 512MB ROM, and 256MB RAM.

The handset will feature a 2.8-inch touchscreen display with 240 x 320 QVGA resolution, HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, Wi-Fi and microSD card slot.

Details of the HTC Tattoo surfaced back in July when images of a new handset (then known as the HTC Click), began surfacing online, with a video of the HTC Click appearing online last month.

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According to the press release, the HTC Tattoo will be available in Europe from the beginning of October (free on contract in the UK), and will be launched across other markets in the months following.

Here’s the full press release:

TAIWAN – September 8, 2009 – HTC Corporation today introduced the HTC Tattoo™, an Android-based phone that brings broad personalization to the masses.  With its distinct design and ability to personalize all aspects of the phone, from its hardware to its applications and content, people are able to express themselves and create their own individual mobile experience.

“Everyone wants their own phone to feel like it was specifically made for them. The Tattoo, with HTC Sense represents an easy way to shape your own distinct mobile experience and really make it your own,” said Peter Chou, Chief Executive Officer, HTC Corporation. “The HTC Tattoo ensures that you can create the most engaging and appropriate mobile experience through simple yet powerful personalization.”

HTC Tattoo is the second phone to embody HTC Sense, a mobile experience focused on putting people at the centre by making your phone work in a more simple and natural way. Designed by listening and observing how people live and communicate, HTC Sense revolves around three fundamental principles Make it Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected.

With HTC Tattoo, you stay close to the important people in your life by integrating your communications and applications including voice calls, emails, texts, photos and status updates into one consolidated view, providing innovative and fun phone experiences.

The stylish HTC Tattoo is small and compact, fitting snugly into your hand or pocket.

People are able to design and purchase their own unique covers or search and select from popular cover designs, altering the look of the phone to reflect their mood or individual tastes.

HTC Tattoo integrates Google’s innovative mobile services including: Google Maps, search, Google Mail, and Android market where users can download thousands of popular applications and games. It also comes complete with a broad variety of hardware features including a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, 3.5mm stereo headset jack and expandable microSD memory.

The HTC Tattoo will be available in Europe first at the beginning of October, and will roll out in markets around the world in the following months.

HTC Click Video Footage Uncovered

Footage of the HTC Click (Android’s entry-level smartphone) has recently appeared online. In the video, the HTC Click is shown to be running the upcoming Android Donut build, and is compared against the HTC Magic handset.

It is worth noting that this HTC Click model isn’t running HTC’s Sense user interface (as seen on the HTC Hero), which may suggest that the HTC Click is likely to be a “with Google” Android phone.

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The HTC Click is expected to be released around September/October of this year, with pricing tipped around $300.


HTC Click To Launch In Q4 Priced At Around $300

According to a report by the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN), HTC’s upcoming budget Android handset, the HTC Click, will be available from the end of the third quarter/early fourth of 2009.


Along with the Windows Mobile-based HTC Mega, the HTC Click will be priced at around the $300 mark, with HTC expecting to see revenue and shipments grow some 11% and 19% following their release.

The first images of the HTC Click began surfacing online in July. Currently, little else is known about this upcoming HTC Android phone.


HTC Click – Entry Level Android Phone

Leaked images of a new HTC Android phone have surfaced online this week. The HTC Click is believed to be the first entry level Android handset with a rumored unlocked price of between $280 and $336.


Little is currently known about the HTC Click’s features and release date, but at that proposed price for the handset we expect the phone to be offered free to customers on pay monthly contracts.