HTC 3.5G smartphone with touchscreen coming in September

Posted on Thursday, Aug 16 2007 @ 20:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
HTC is working on a new 3.5G smartphone with a touchscreen. According to some sources this phone, which may be called the HTC P5500, will be launched in September.

DigiTimes reports:
The new smartphone is likely to be the P5500 (codenamed Nike) which the company unveiled in the first half of this year, indicated the sources, noting that the P5500 will be built using a CPU from Samsung Electronics and chipsets from Qualcomm, and supporting the WCDMA standard.

HTC is expected to enjoy a leading position for the earlier launch of a 3G/3.5G compliant touch screen smartphone since the 3G version of the iPhone is not expected to come until the first quarter of 2008, the sources noted.

Shipments of HTC's first touch screen smartphone, the HTC Touch, are expected to reach one million units by the end of this year, making the phone the most popular own-brand model ever for the company, the sources estimated.
HTC is also preparing another touchscreen 3G smartphone for the Americas which supports the CDMA x1 EVDO standard.

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