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HTC Ozone (Verizon Wireless)
31 July 2010
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: 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.
Conclusion: For the price, the HTC Ozone XV6175 is an impressive device, despite the less-than-stellar call quality and cramped QWERTY keyboard. We feel the Ozone is best for people who are coming from the Motorola Q9m or are new to the world of smartphones and don’t want to make a large investment, like on...
Pros: Slim and attractive form factor, Windows Mobile 6.1, EVDO Rev A and Wi-Fi connectivity, Dual-band CDMA and quad-band GSM for international roaming, Excellent battery life, Costs less than the HTC Snap on Sprint
Cons: Call Quality isn’t as good as the HTC Touch Diamond, QWERTY keyboard is small and cramped, Doesn’t have a high quality feel
Summary: The HTC Snap for Sprint offers snappy performance and good messaging features, but the smartphone's plastic build and lack of Wi-Fi don't justify the price.
Pros: The HTC Snap for Sprint offers robust e-mail support, including HTC's Inner Circle feature for prioritizing messages. The Windows Mobile smartphone also has EV-DO Rev. A support, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2-megapixel camera.
Cons: Sprint's version lacks Wi-Fi and dual-mode functionality. The smartphone has a plasticky feel, and the QWERTY keyboard is cramped.
Excerpt: In essence, the HTC Snap is a cooler version of the BlackBerry Curve. It takes all the practical benefits of the old email warhorse and puts them into a less hideous package. In fact, it's quite a handsome phone.
Excerpt: After the success of the HTC Excalibur, the Taiwanese manufacturer has looked to develop on a winner with a successor, the HTC Snap. So how does this phone stand apart from the executive crowd? Let’s take a look.
Conclusion: HTC has certainly made a phone worthy of the budget business and consumer world, one that the likes of BlackBerry and Nokia have been trying to do for some time. It’s a inexpensive handset but at the same time its looks don't suffer.
Pros: Super Long battery life, light, slim design to the handset, Inner Circle email function
Cons: Very basic version of Windows Mobile, not enough space between keys