Conclusion: I must say that I have been very impressed with the HTC TyTN. Overall I like it much more than the Orange M3100. Sure the M3100 is the better looking of the two but the stability problems that I have been experiencing with the M3100 have finally got the better of me. I’ll be very sorry to give the HTC TyTN up, so much so that I certainly will be looking to purchase one!
Conclusion: The HTC TyTN is a successful platform. The manufacturer added support for 3G networks, increased performance, updated interfaces. Communicators of the similar form factor under Windows Mobile can be counted on the fingers of one hand, they are clones of one or two main models. Advantages of the QWERTY keyboard become apparent after you have worked with this device for several days. And then you will miss this ease and speed of typing texts very much.
Excerpt: We have always assumed the TyTN would be a fairly large device as the press images always make a device look much larger than it is. But once you get your hands on one you will find it relatively small, measuring 112.5 x 58 x 21.95 and blessed with a nice grey/silver finish.
Excerpt: HTC, the manufacturer behind the O2 Xda and Orange SPV handsets, is now also marketing products under its own brand. Not content with GSM, GPRS, EDGE and 802.11b/g, the TyTN also packs in 3G and HSPDA. The robust chassis has a 2.8in touchscreen TFT and a multitude of hardware buttons, plus two fairly good cameras: one for video calls and a 2-megapixel unit for snapshots. For typing, the sliding QWERTY keyboard is comfortable to use.
Excerpt: I know there have been a few HTC TyTN reviews over the past few weeks and many of you will have already seen my Orange SPV M3100 reviews . Obviously there are a great number of similarities between the HTC TyTN and the M3100 so I’ll focus upon a comparison.
Summary: This is an extremely well-featured Pocket PC that also has mobile phone capabilities. HTC has made sure that it's balanced features with power so the TyTN doesn't leave you hanging when you need to access applications like Skype. It is definitely not meant for the light user and is geared towards people who need a lot of features on the go.
Pros: The range of connectivity options, Slide-out Qwerty keypad, Scroll wheel
Cons: Its size and weight, Over-complicated Windows OS
Excerpt: HTC has created it's first own brand phone, breaking away from supporting T-Mobile O2. The company has started its re-branding efforts with two new phones; the TyTN and the MTeoR, but, do we need yet another BlackBerry wannabe? We find out. The flagship of the two models is the tri-band 3G Windows Mobile Pocket PC [TyTN] a PDA that features Windows Mobile 5.0, Wi-Fi connectivity, 3G and Bluetooth alongside a qwerty keyboard and 2.8-inch touchscreen display.
Pros: Connectivity, wireless, 3G, large screen, Qwerty keyboard, Windows Mobile 5