Yowza. At a press event today HTC unloaded its big guns - 4 new Windows Mobile devices to arrive by year's end. No word yet on when exactly we can expect these monsters in the states, but here's the breakdown:

  • HTC Shift: Likely the best UMPC yet, a dual-booting Windows Mobile / Vista beast with HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, 7" screen, and a full keyboard.
  • HTC Touch Dual: The Touch but with a slide-out keyboard. If the pictures are anything to go by, it looks like it will come in a standard T9 flavor and also a Blackberry-eqsue suretype keyboard. Oh, and full 3G, whapow!
  • HTC S730: The successor to the HTC S710/Vox that fixes the keyboard layout and adds 3G speed
  • HTC P6500: HTC's industrial entrant, whose 3 megapixel camera doubles nicely as a barcode scanner.

All of them will come with HTC's very nice new home screen. After the break, full spec rundowns and pictures of the Touch Dual and the S730.

via: the::unwired

Update: Superior Gadgets put up a video of the new Touch Dual and dayum, HTC has snuck in a whole bunch of minor touch-esque improvements that really help with some of the hassles I've dealt with on the original Touch. Video after the break, definitely worth the look!

HTC Touch Dual

  • 400MHz Qualcomm Processor
  • 256 RAM, 128 SDRAM
  • 107mm x 55mm x 15.8mm, 120g
  • 2.6" 320x240
  • HSDPA/HSUPA/UMTS: 2100 MHz, EDGE/GSM: 900, 1800, 1900
  • 16-key QWERTY slide out keyboard (also seems to have the standard 9-key variety)
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 1120 mAh battery for various talk times depending on network (3 hrs UMTS, 5 hrs GSM)

Yes, it's thicker than the original Touch and it does appear they dropped WiFi in favor of the 3G radio, but that's not the worst trade-off ever. Looks: still good.

Video preview from http://www.superiorgadgets.com/ :

HTC S730

The specs are a bit thinner on the S730, but here's what we know:

  • 400 MHz Processor
  • 256 RAM (assuming 128 SDRAM)
  • HSDPA/UMTS and WiFi!
  • Keyboard layout looks much improved