HTC has unveiled its much-rumoured “4G” phone in Russia – the world’s first handset to integrate WiMax and Wi-Fi cellular connectivity.
The Taiwan-based manufacturer’s handset, the Max 4G, sports 8021.11b/g Wi Fi, tri-band GSM/GPRS/Edge and mobile WiMax. It also supports Bluetooth 2.0 plus it has built-in GPS and it supports VoIP calls.
It was developed for Russia’s Yota WiMax network that operates in Moscow and St Petersburg by local telecommunications company, Scartel.
The monster list of features continues with a 3.8inch, 480 x 800 touchscreen display, Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro, an accelerometer that auto-rotates the display when the phone’s turned through 90° plus a proximity sensor that turns off the display when you hold the phone up to your ear.
The handset, which weighs 151g and measures 114 x 63 x 14mm, has a 0.3-megapixel video-call camera on the front and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus on the back.
Pricing and availability details have not yet been confirmed and it’s not yet known whether this wholly remarkable handset will make it over here to the UK.
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