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HTC Snap – An easy to use package

The HTC Snap is available through Sprint.
The HTC Snap is quite possibly the best smartphone on the market for the exec looking to send emails quickly and efficiently. It’s keyboard is nearly perfect, which is hard to come by since the technology world is on a “smaller is better” kick. It comes equipped with Windows Mobile 6.1, which is standard in smartphones today and works well; unfortunately, that means you’re stuck with Internet Explorer 6.0.

The HTC Snap from Sprint is a must-have because of it's Inner Circle program.

The HTC Snap from Sprint is a must-have because of it's Inner Circle program.

HTC Inner Circle
The HTC Snap offers a new feature which is perfect for the person who gets way too many emails. Inner Circle allows you to view emails from a list which you create from your contacts. If you only want to see emails from your business partners, just select their emails from a list and view with ease. Looking for a laugh but don’t feel like looking through junk for your fowarded jokes? Find the emails of the people who send them and check them off the list, and be LOLing in no time.
Multimedia isn’t on the up-and-up
The HTC Snap’s 2.0 megapixel camera isn’t terrible, but it isn’t great either. It’s becoming your lower-quality standard in this generation of cell phones. As stated before, IE 6 is the pre-installed browser but you’d be much better off installing another. If you’re a YouTube nut, try it before you buy it—they don’t always fit the window and the installed memory isn’t always enough to play them smoothly.
Missteps in design and functionality
HTC’s Snap is light on features, especially when it comes to the Internet. If you’re looking to surf the web you’re going to have to do so on Sprint’s network, as WiFi isn’t an option. Their EV-DO network is one of the best in the country but it’ll never be better than a speedy WiFi connection.

As for the design, the keyboard is beautiful and performs wonderfully, but the weight and feel of the phone overall is disappointing. You get a very plastic-y feel and in today’s hustle and bustle world, you want something that feels like it’s going to last forever. Plastic may last forever in our garbage dumps, but one bad fall for the HTC Snap and that’s where it’ll be headed.
Battery Life
HTC’s Snap has decent battery life, averaging about 5 and a half hours of talk time. Messaging and internet browsing will drop that, of course, but without WiFi you’ll save a good chunk of power.

Phone Specs

Manufacturer: HTC
Part Number:HTCSNAP
Data services SMS , E-Mail
Dimensions (W x D x H) 2.4 in x 0.5 in x 4.6 in
Weight 4.2 oz
Built-in devices Camera , Digital player , Antenna
Operating System / Software
OS provided Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1
Software included Microsoft Office , Microsoft Windows Medial Player 10
Installed RAM 192 MB
Installed ROM 256 MB
Flash memory installed 256 MB
Processor QUALCOMM 528 MHzMSM7225
Input Device
Input device type Keyboard
Messaging / Data Services
Internet Browser Yes
GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) Yes
Mobile Email Yes
Cellular technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Service Provider Sprint Nextel
Band / mode WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Phone style Candy bar
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Phone Navigation Buttons Trackball
Digital Player / Recorder
Digital player supported digital audio standards AAC , AMR , MP3 , QCP , WAV , WMA , MIDI , AAC + , eAAC+
Display type 2.4 in TFT active matrix
Max resolution 320 x 240
Battery installed (max) Lithium ion
Max supported batteries 1
Talk time Up to 510 min
Standby time Up to 480 h

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