My TyTN 2 (Kaiser) Smart Phone Arrives Soon

HTC TyTN 2In Santa Clara last week I lost my phone (I think in a Taxi) so I decided to upgrade; those that know me will not be surprised 😉

My upgrade is, well, an impressive little beast. In fact it isn’t even widely available yet in Canada and when it will be it will cost at least 2x more than what I paid for mine thanks to some power searching on eBay.

Here is a wicked review of this phenomenal smart phone – the TyTN 2 (pronounced “Titan 2”). I can’t wait to get it!!

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The HTC TyTN II Review

Here are the specs for this rock’n device that IMHO redefines convergence (source: Wikipedia):

User manual (specification pages)[1]

  • Manufacturer: HTC
  • Type: Smartphone / PDA
  • Communications
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR with A2DP, A-GPS and GPS, USB 2.0
  • GPS: Qualcomm
  • CPU: 400 MHz Qualcomm 7200 (dual CPU, and integrates Imageon hardware 2D/3D graphics accelerator) Although the graphics hardware is without a Windows Mobile driver, so all graphics are done using the main CPU, therefore unaccelerated.
  • Operating System: Windows Mobile 6
  • Camera(s): 3.0(2048×1536) MP still/video camera with autofocus. VGA Video conferencing camera.
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM
  • Memory card: SDIO, microSD, microSDHC[2][3] 4GB and up, TransFlash
  • Screen: 240×320, 2.8″ (42 x 57 mm) TFT-LCD
  • Weight: 190g
  • Size: 112mm (L) x 59mm (W) x 19mm (T)
  • Battery: Li-Ion 1350 mAH
  • Value Added Applications: HTC Homeâ„¢, TomTom navigation software (tester edition normally, but Swisscom now supplies this phone with the full TomTom navigation package included. Swisscom also pre-load the full Swiss train timetable and a translation program and Live TV including MTV and CNN. No SkySports yet though!!), Business card scanner also on some but not Swisscom.

Full TyTN 2 phone specs here.

Reviews from Authorities

Two words: Very Impressed. I don’t even care that I don’t have HSDPA or even UMTS support where I live. The TyTN II does it all. For me, the improved Bluetooth and consequently improved Voice Command via Bluetooth recognition capabilities are well worth it alone. Add on top of that a much improved GPS Navigation implementation (compared to the P3300), a slide out keyboard/flip-up screen, TouchFLO scrolling, 3MP autofocus camera, and a ton of memory… and there’s no turning back. The TyTN II truly is the ultimate mobile companion… at least for now.