By November 24, 2009

HTC Tattoo Ink mini-review

You may have seen a while ago my review of the HTC Tattoo. Well, Orange recently sent me there own version of the the Tattoo and for some reason that I cannot think of they have changed the name slightly and called it the Tattoo Ink.


HTC Tattoo Ink

Orange HTC Tattoo Ink


Despite the name change and the new colour of the phone, yes blue!, they have made a pretty good job of rebranding the Tattoo.

Orange have added a few bits of software to the Tattoo and in my opinion made it a wee bit better.

First off is Orange Maps. I first used Orange maps some time ago and I actually really liked it so this is a huge bonus getting it pre installed on the Tattoo (Ink). Orange Maps is a free service as long as you pay over £30 per month and on PAYG its only £4.89 per month which I don’t think is too bad. All data is included in the costs as the maps are downloaded to your device as required. For an extra £2.45 per month you can subscribe to some premium features such as live traffic alerts, safety camera alerts and auto re-routing in case of heavy traffic. I have not tried these features but I am sure they work just fine.


Next up is Orange Messenger which is essentially Windows Live (MSN). I don’t remember this being on the HTC Tattoo so this again is a bonus.


Finally is Orange Photo. This is a service that enables you to upload your photos to the cloud. Here you can store up to 1GB of photos and in addition you can then organise them, arrange prints and turn the photos into fun stuff such as Christmas cards or fridge magnets.


There may be other changes but without the original Tattoo here its hard to remember. As you can imagine we get to play with a lot of phones!

So all in all a pretty good job by Orange apart from the name. Good job!


Posted by: James


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