I just arrived home from the HTC Legend, HTC HD Mini and HTC Smart Launch held at the Ayala Museum last night -- from 6pm to around 10pm.
I attended the event with my mom (as my date, hehe) and met my dear friend Mia of In-Manila and her friend Jaime who were also there to cover the launch. Oh and Rico of Technogra.ph was also there. It was a cool event, really; I had fun. Special thanks to Kayelyn of Ardent for the invite. :)
Here are some photos that I took from the launch (please keep scrolling down for official press shots, SRP's and specifications of the three new phones by HTC):
HTC Legend comes with a Philippine SRP of Php 31,700
HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today introduced an enhanced HTC Sense experience that will be available on its latest addition of smartphones that take Android to the next level, the HTC Legend.
The sleek uni-body design with a brushed metallic finish, boasts a unique design with a smooth, continuous surface, machined from a single aluminum block into a seamless compact frame of HTC Legend. The traditional trackball has also been replaced with an optical joystick, surrounded by a narrow button to improve usability without interrupting its unique design.
"At its essence, the mobile phone is the most personal item you have in your possession. HTC Sense was created to magnify your ability to create and define your own unique mobile experience," said Jack Tong, VP of HTC Asia. "HTC Legend takes Android to another level in both substance with HTC Sense and style with HTC Legend’s revolutionary crafted aluminum uni-body design."
Stay Close with HTC Friend Stream
The HTC Legend with the new HTC Sense experience continues to focus on putting people at the centre by making phones work in a more simple and natural way. The HTC Legend also simplifies the way you tend to all your social networks. This begins with a new HTC application and widget called Friend Stream that seamlessly aggregates all your social communications including Facebook, Twitter, Plurk and Flickr into one organized flow of updates. This simple aggregation makes it easier than ever to focus on what friends are doing as well as to view the images and links that they share.
Get Amused by All the Powerful Functions
The HTC Legend includes a stunning 3.2 inch, AMOLED HVGA display and a 5 mega-pixel autofocus camera with LED flash. The HTC Legend is loaded with hidden little design touches that are sure to delight you. The ringer volume automatically lowers when the phone is picked up. The HTC Legend also comes with GPS antenna, Wi-Fi and 3.5G broadband connectivity, 3.5 mm stereo audio jack connector and a variety of multimedia entertainment services. Although the phone is only with a thickness of 11.5mm, the powerful feature allows you to not live without it. In addition, with the latest Andriod 2.1, HTC Legend allows transmission of data files like contacts, music and photo via Bluetooth. Browsing on the HTC Legend is also a high fidelity experience. Adobe Flash® support brings to life the vast video and gaming content of the Internet.
HTC Sense is a user experience focused on putting people at the centre by making phones work in a more simple and natural way. This experience revolves around three fundamental principles that were developed by observing and listening to how people live and communicate. These core tenets of Make It Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected continue to be the key to the new HTC Sense experience.
[via HTC Legend Official Press Release]
HTC HD Mini
HTC HD Mini comes with a Philippine SRP of Php 29,200
"The demand for the HTC HD2 has exceeded our expectations, and the HTC HD mini fulfills a desire from some customers to bring the capabilities and experience of the HTC HD2 to a more compact design," said Jack Tong, VP of HTC Asia.
"The integration of HTC Sense and Windows Phone on HD mini and HD2 gives customers an additional choice for an advanced Windows Mobile phone that is sleek, well crafted and easy to use."
The HTC HD mini sports a high degree of usability along with its own unique and beautiful design. Precision fasteners used to assemble the phone are externally visible, displaying a high level of craftsmanship rarely found in mobile phones. And the strong design ethos continues under the battery cover where a bright yellow internal structure, offers an unexpected surprise when the phone is opened.
The HTC HD mini utilizes HTC Sense, a user experience focused on putting people at the centre by making the phone work in a more simple and natural way. This experience revolves around three fundamental principles that were developed by observing and listening to how people live and communicate. These core tenets of Make It Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected continue to be the key to the new HTC Sense experience.
Like the HTC HD2, the HTC HD mini continues the same focus on people-centric communication with complete Outlook integration. It helps you stay close to the important friends and colleagues in your life by providing a single contact view that displays individual communication snapshots of your conversations regardless of whether it was a call, text, status update or email. HTC’s Windows-based Twitter application, HTC Peep, enables you to tweet and follow your twitter stream.
HTC HD mini includes capacitive touch for viewing, zooming and resizing websites, Microsoft® Office files, PDF documents and pictures with just a pinch of your fingers. Leveraging its 3G broadband connectivity, the HTC HD mini also offers personal Wi-Fi anywhere for your computer or other devices. The HD mini can also be further enhanced to reflect your needs and style by downloading a variety of applications from the Windows® Marketplace for Mobile.
[via HTC HD Mini Official Press Release]
HTC Smart comes with a Philippine SRP of only Php 12,900
"HTC has always focused on listening to customers and setting the stage for new mobile categories and HTC Smart is the response to customer demand around the world for an easier-to-use, affordable smartphone," said Peter Chou, chief executive officer, HTC Corporation. "Just adding a touch interface doesn’t mean a phone is a smartphone; The integration of HTC Sense brings an unparalleled smartphone experience for people looking to do more on their phone."
Bringing HTC Sense To The Masses
HTC Smart begins with a friendly compact touch design and integrates an intuitive user experience that is centered around HTC SenseTM, an HTC design philosophy that puts people at the center by focusing on three core areas: Make It Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected. HTC Smart enables personal customization of each person’s own phone experience. It also provides a quick and easy way to see what friends are up to via various social networks as well as quickly communicating over the phone, through text messaging or email.
"HTC Smart breaks new ground in delivering the powerful, in-demand smartphone features that consumers want on a more accessible device for global markets," said Paul Jacobs, chief executive officer, Qualcomm Incorporated. "We are pleased to be supporting HTC as they utilize the capabilities of Qualcomm’s Brew Mobile Platform open operating system to offer high-end capabilities and a compelling mobile user experience at mass-market price points."
Qualcomm Brew Mobile Platform (Brew MP)
HTC Smart utilizes Qualcomm’s Brew MP, a popular mobile operating system that enables smartphone devices to be offered at more aggressive price points, providing HTC with the flexibility to deliver smartphone features on devices across multiple tiers.
[via HTC Smart Official Press Release]