HTC Snap Review: HTC's Response To Blackberry Has Its Hits And Misses
23 May 2011
Summary: HTC is the top producer of Windows Mobile devices and that success definitely carries over onto their newest Windows Mobile 6.1 device the HTC Snap, a smartphone that brings added functionality to emailing and productivity. Could it compete against Blackberry smartphones? Keep reading to find out.
Excerpt: Remember the T-Mobile Dash/HTC Excalibur? It was a thin and light messaging device with snappy performance and a fantastic keyboard. It took HTC a couple of years to make a successor to the celebrated device, and today, we finally have one.
Excerpt: Before I switched to an iPhone as a primary device, I was a lover of the T-Mobile Dash . The Dash did a lot of things well, but unfortunately sat without an update for far too long. The lack of update led me to switch to the BlackJack II and inevitably the iPhone.
Conclusion: We’ve waited a long time to see a follow-up device to the T-Mobile Dash, and the replacement doesn’t disappoint. This time around three U.S. carriers jumped on board. The HTC Snap offers Sprint customers the newest Windows Mobile non-touch screen smartphone with a nice HTC slide panel Home Screen,...
Pros: Slim smartphone with nice QWERTY, strong software bundle., Slim phone, good QWERTY with dedicated keys to launch most used apps. Strong software bundle. Sprint Navigation works smoothly with the GPS.
Cons: No Wi-Fi. No trackball like the T-Mobile version., No trackball, Sprint TV isn’t smooth. No Wi-Fi.
Excerpt: Do you like BlackBerries? Not the fruit, the world renowned email-centric mobile phones. If you do then you may well be interested in the HTC Snap. Does the Snap stand up to its famous rivals though? Read on to find out. What we like The first thing that surprised us about the HTC Snap is its size.
Summary: The HTC Snap is one of the better messaging-focused Windows Mobile smart phones around at the moment, but its confusing user interface and poor battery life mean we can't see it tempting many BlackBerry users into making the switch
Pros: Great keyboard; good Inner Circle software.
Cons: Short battery life; awkward Windows Mobile interface; poor camera.