You may have seen me mention here before that I’m a big fan of the candy bar style smartphones, I just don’t like having a QWERTY keyboard mixed with my numeric keypad as the primary interface to the mobile device. The keys for that style are too small for my ‘Fred Flintstone like fingers‘, while I think I’d like to have QWERTY capability, it’s just not a must have for me since T9 on the numeric keypad works just fine thank you very much.
You probably have not heard me talk about how I’m an HTC snob, I’ve had really good experiences with their devices and I’d rather stick with them as opposed to moving to another manufacturer with everything else being equal.
Well, their latest device, HTC S710, is being reviewed at MobileBurn in a 6 page usage report and it’s looking like it may just be the ticket to get me onto a device with QWERTY, it’s a ‘slide out’ so this appears to be a win-win for me.
It has a huge 2.4″ QVGA screen for a relatively smaller than average mobile device, has better than average battery performance for this class of device, great support for contact management, runs Windows Mobile 6, GPRS/EDGE/WiFi/BT (no 3G), 2MP camera.
Link to the report, it’s very thorough.
[via Smartphone Thoughts]