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HTC HD Mini: Small, simple and brilliant

HTC HD MiniThese days HTC is celebrating 13 years since they started designing smartphone devices. Their success story is posted on their site, but this is not the subject we are going to debate. The “small” reason we are writing this post is called HTC HD Mini. You may found the name familiar, because the phone was presented during MWC 2010, but now we want to get a depth look inside and see what is all about.

Why Small? Having just 110 grams, 10.3 cm long and 1.1 cm thick will fit perfectly for our packets.

The 3.2-inches touch screen display supports a 320 X 480 HVGA resolution and 65000 colors. It supports multi-touch, accelerometer sensor, proximity sensor and pick-to-mute function.

Under the display we found five buttons: Call, Home, Menu, Back and End-Call, while above is the earpiece and a status LED. On the sides there are buttons only on the left one, the volume rockers.

At the back we found the 5 megapixel camera equipped with autofocus and Geo-tagging, but no LED flash. Photos can be taken with a resolution up to 2592 x 1944 pixels, while videos can be shoot in VGA@30fps.

Mixing a 600 Mhz Qualcomm 7227 processor, Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system and HTC Sense User Interface might result in a quite brilliant result. HTC Sense powers the Home Screen with updates from People, Messages, Mail, Internet, Calendar, Stocks, Photos & Videos, Music, Weather, Twitter, Footprints, Settings. Support for social networking is also available: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube video sharing.

Applications for HTC HD Mini can be downloaded through Marketplace(688 apps available till now).

Storage has 512 Mb ROM and 384 Mb RAM memory, but a microSD card extension is also supported, up to 32Gb. The battery is a 1200 mAh standard  Li-Ion one and provide up to 400 minutes of talk tine and 500 hours in stand by mode.

HTC HD Mini Back

Connectivity sustain phone’s potential and gives 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, microUSB and a 3.5 mm jack port to complete the action. Tethering(same as iPhone) is also available, which means you can share your Internet connection through USB or Bluetooth and become in a Wi-Fi router as well as GPS which can be used through Google Maps or CoPilot Live 8(trial) apps.

The small phone comes with two installed Internet browsers: Opera Mobile and Internet Explorer Mobile 6. The slight difference between them is that IE browser comes with FLASH support while Opera doesn’t.

HTC HD Mini is available worldwide since April 2010 and can be purchased for around $500(unlocked).


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