New HTC TyTN II phone exclusive from 1010.
CSL Steps into the mobile broadband ring with their much publicized launch of the exclusive-to-them HTC TyTN II phone which gives users 3.6 Mbps speed on Windows Mobile in Hong Kong.
Their ad campaign isn’t too alluring though as they tell you the 7 things you can do with the phone – like edit spreadsheets on the MTR and get stock quotes while you wait for a meeting. Sounds like they are selling this to your BOSS and you’ll get stuck with it.
But the deal is pretty standard now unless you love the phone: HK$2980, if you buy it with your Hang Seng Credit card – otherwise its $3680 if you sign up for the unlimited transfer package at $538 a month. So that is pretty much in line with every other service in Hong Kong. We still believe that early next year the data fee plans will drop in price to entice more people outside of the early adopters and the business people to get on board.
Watch this video that outlines what you should know already about mobile broadband.
As for the HTC TyTN II, it sounds like its the real deal for business users:
The HTC TyTN II is probably one of the most anticipated Windows Mobile devices to ever be released. Does it live up to the hype? In short â€” yes! Talk about a tech loverâ€™s dream, this thing has everything. From a quad-band EDGE/tri-band UMTS/HSDPA radio, to integrated GPS, 3 megapixel camera with auto-focus, 400MHz processor, full QWERTY keyboard, tilting slide out screen, Bluetooth, WiFi; the list goes on and on. In our opinion, this Windows Mobile device is a masterpiece. Itâ€™s comfortable to use and hold, extremely fast, and offers as much as we could want and have come to expect in a WinMo device at this time.
See the great photos of the unboxing of this phone here.