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: 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.
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.
Conclusion: Verizon one-ups Sprint with its superior version of the HTC Snap (called the Ozone), adding world phone capability, better battery life, and classier styling, all for $100 less than Sprint's price.
Pros: True world phone at a bargain price. Includes 3G and Wi-Fi radios. Classier look and better keyboard than the Sprint version. Excellent battery life. Snappy performance.
Cons: Creaky OS. No standard-size headphone jack. Weak software bundle.
Conclusion: The HTC Snap is a solid, capable Windows Mobile business device, but at $149, there's not much about it that will steer Sprint customers away from the cutting-edge Palm Pre or the upcoming BlackBerry Tour.
Pros: Fast performance. Good voice quality. Slim.
Cons: Tired OS. No Wi-Fi. Lacks a standard-size 3.5mm headphone jack.
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.