By September 22, 2009

Tattoo, Vodafone and Donut


Well THIS is an interesting development. After the official announcement of the HTC Tattoo a couple weeks ago, we thought we knew everything there was to know about the affordable Android prior to launch. But today we’ve found two additional tidbits that make the phone all that more attractive: it will launch with Android 1.6 (Donut) and a built-in FM Radio!

It looks like Vodafone customers will have first crack at the HTC Tattoo… it just popped up on the carriers website with a notice that it is “Arriving in October” – sweet!

This is great news for EVERYONE in the Android world – if the Tattoo launches with 1.6 Donut and its coming in early October, we’ll all hopefully get official Android 1.6 upgrades through our carrier shortly thereafter. Interestingly enough, the Vodafone listing fails to mention the inclusion of FM Radio.


Qualcomm® MSM7225™, 528 MHz

Android™ 1.6

ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 256 MB

Dimensions (LxWxT)
106 x 55.2 x 14 mm ( 4.17 x 2.17 x 0.55 inches)

113 grams ( 3.99 ounces) with battery

2.8-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 240×320 QVGA resolution


  • Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz

  • Up to 384 kbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

(Band frequency and data speed are operator dependent.)

Device Control
4-Way navigation control with Enter button

Internal GPS antenna

Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
HTC ExtUSB™ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0)
3.5 mm audio jack

3.2 megapixel color camera

Audio supported formats
MP3, AAC(AAC, AAC+, AAC-LC), AMR-NB, WAV, MIDI and Windows Media Audio 9

Video supported formats
MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 and Windows Media® Video 9

Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1100 mAh
Talk time:

  • Up to 342 minutes for WCDMA

  • Up to 390 minutes for GSM

Standby time:

  • Up to 520 hours for WCDMA

  • Up to 340 hours for GSM

(The above are subject to network and phone usage.)

Expansion Slot
microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

AC Adapter
Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
DC output: 5V and 1A

Special Features
Digital Compass
FM Radio

[Source: Phandroid]

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