By January 24, 2007

HTC Athena coming to T-Mobile as Ameo

A while ago everyone was talking about the HTC Athena, speculating about the specification and wondering if the device would ever come to market. Well today we seem to be a step closer as it looks like T-mobile are getting ready to launch the device as the T-mobile Ameo.

T-mobile Ameo

Details of the Ameo have started to emerge and PocketInfo have several images of the device as well as a more up to date specification. It now looks like the OS will in fact be WM5 and not WM6/Crossbow as we first thought however the images currently available are obviously Photoshopped so the final spec when it comes to release could be quite different.

I’m still not convinced by the concept of this device, it’s pretty big yet the screen is ‘only’ 640 x 480. There are UMPC devices out there (eg OQO 2) that are only a little bit larger yet offer higher screen resolution, full blown Windows XP and gigabytes of hard drive space. Also a device like the Ameo could really benefit from USB On-the-Go but there is no mention of this in the spec at the moment.

I’m just not sure where a device like the Ameo would sit in the market. I guess time will tell!

T-Mobile Ameo Specification

  • 5″ 64k colors TFT display screen (640 x 480)
  • Intel Xscale 624 MHz processor
  • Built in GPS
  • 8Gb(!) on board storage
  • 3.0 megapixel camera
  • detatchable Qwerty keyboard
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0
  • GSM: GPRS/edge (850/900/1800/1900) and UMTS/hsdpa (2100 MHz for Europe)
  • 2100 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 133.1 x 97 x 20 mm
  • WiFi
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