Home » Uncategorized » Crazy HTC Max 4G Smartphone Rocks GSM and WiMAX
Image_2817_tmimage.jpg

Crazy HTC Max 4G Smartphone Rocks GSM and WiMAX

Ever since HTC released the HTC Touch Diamond, it has become abundantly clear that the company is putting much more of a focus on creating aesthetically-pleasing phones. From the jet black finish to the glorious displays, HTC phones are now more beautiful than ever. That’s not to say that HTC has forgotten about the tech side, though.

Shown here is the newly revealed HTC Max 4G, the world’s first GSM/WiMAX cell phone. From what I can see, the form factor is similar to the Touch Diamond or the Touch HD insofar that the Max 4G has done away with the physical keyboard in favor of a full touchscreen interface.

Some of the other features include a 528MHz Qualcomm ESM7206A processor, Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, 3.8-inch flat touchscreen with 480 x 800 resolution, tri-band GSM, TouchFLO 3D, GPS, VoIP, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, HTC ExtUSB, high-resolution camera, secondary VGA camera, Motion G-sensor, proximity sensor, and FM radio.

The biggest inclusion, of course, is the WiMAX component for speeds as high as 70 Mbps. Unfortunately, the WiMAX only works with the Yota network through Russia’s Scartel.

But wait? Doesn’t Sprint already have its XOHM WiMAX network up and running in the United States? Well, the trouble there is that the cellular network for Sprint is still CDMA-based, so the GSM side of the HTC Max 4G wouldn’t exactly be compatible with its network anyway. There might also be some differences in the WiMAX network used by Sprint and the Yota network used by Scartel of Russia.

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.