HTC Tattoo has a Resistive touch screen unlike all other Android phones

Here’s some lame news, according to HTC’s “chief innovation officer” Horace Luke, the newly announced HTC Tattoo has a resitive touch screen and not a capacitive one like all the other Android phones released so far. This was probably done to keep cost down. It still sucks though.

Le Tattoo est pourtant moins confortable à utiliser que le Hero du fait d’un écran de petite taille (2,8 pouces). Est-il multipoint ?
Sur le Tattoo, nous utilisons un écran QVGA 2,8 pouces. Nous voulions vraiment offrir un design différent de celui du Hero pour qu’il ressemble plus à un téléphone mobile classique qu’à un véritable smartphone. En revanche, contrairement au Hero, le Tattoo utilise un écran résistif non multipoint. Nous avons fait des essais et nous nous sommes rendus compte que cette technologie n’est pas assez pratique à utiliser avec un écran de cette taille.

Bold part translation: The Tattoo has a non-multi-touch resistive screen

Source: Mobinaute

HTC Tattoo low-cost Android phone announced

htc tattoo
As we reported earlier, HTC is focusing on low-end devices in Q4 2009, so after the Touch 2 last week here comes the Tattoo (formely known as the Click) which is just a Touch 2 with Android instead of Windows Mobile. The specs are nearly indentical (though it has a capacitive screen unlike the Touch 2). Man, I hate does QVGA devices with fixed focus cameras (!). HTC’s been shipping the same phone under different names for nearly year (HTC Vogue, HTC Cruise etc..) only changing the software. It should be available at the end of the month in some countries (with Bouygues Telecom in France for example).

The HTC Tattoo product page

Source: HTC

HTC Click pictures and hands-on video

Tinhte.Com just posted a little hands-on video of the HTC Click, their upcoming low-end smartphone running Android. Nothing really exciting to see unfortunately, the unit is running Donut and really looks like a low end phone ( it looks like the 3 years old HTC Trinity).

Source: via SlashGear

HTC Click and Mega to be launched in Q4 2009

The Economic Daily News (citing Merill Lynch) is reporting that the Windows Mobile 6.5 HTC Mega and the Android based HTC Click are going to be launch this fall.

The FOB prices of both HTC Mega and Click will be tagged at around US$300 a unit which will help strengthen HTC’s competitiveness in the mid-range segment, the paper cited Merrill Lynch analyst Laura Chen as indicating.

HTC is expecting to see its revenues and shipments grow 11% and 19% in Q4 09 thanks to the launch of these two phones. but things aren’t looking nice in Europe where HTC is expects a decline of 20% as demand for its high-end smartphones (Diamond 2, Hero, Magic, Touch Pro2) is unlikely to improve.

Source: Digitimes

HTC Click pictured ?

It looks like the guys over at PointGPhone have got the hands on the first pictures of the HTC Click, rumored to be a lowcost Android smartphone.

Source: PointGPhone