WinMo-powered HTC Athena Smartphone: Almost a UMPC

WinMo-powered HTC Athena Smartphone: Almost a UMPC


I always thought that UMPCs were supposed to fit somewhere between the too-bulky-sometimes Tablet PC and the too-small-for-comfort touchscreen PDA. HTC has found yet another middle ground with their all-new Athena smartphone.

The 3.5-inch touchscreen display is one of the biggest we’ve seen in a smartphone, meaning that the HTC Athena may not be particularly pocketable. Moreover, it only boasts a QVGA (320 x 240) resolution. Other notable features include a 2 megapixel camera, SD expansion slot, 256MB ROM, 64MB RAM, 400MHz Samsung processor, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g WiFi, USB 1.1 (what? no USB 2.0?), and a QWERTY keyboard. There’s no mention of any kind of 3G radio, but there is a secondary cam on the front for video call purposes (maybe just via WiFi).

Large, in charge, and without a price.