HTC today announced its latest smartphone, while Pharos Science & Applications with its partner Inventec debuted four navigation-centric phones.
The HTC S743 has both a 12-key front keypad and a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It runs Windows Mobile 6.1 and will ship in the current quarter.
“The HTC S743… is a great example of HTC’s rejection of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ philosophy,” HTC America vice president Jason Mackenzie said in a statement today.
When closed, the phone is 1.7 inches wide, unlikely traditionally clunky slide-out devices, HTC said. Pricing was not announced.
Pharos’ new handsets in its Traveler series are models 117, 127, 137 and 619. The 137 is notable for its specifications, including a 3.5-inch, 480×800 screen, 3-megapixel camera, on-board and off-board GPS, a 528 MHz processor, a total of 768 MB RAM, 4 hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby time, plus an FM tuner.