HTC Max 4G – World’s First GSM/WiMax Mobile Phone

HTC Max 4G - World's First GSM/WiMax Mobile PhoneTeams of industrial cleaners were called for to deal with the oceans of drool that encircled our desks after checking out the hugely desirable new HTC Touch 4G handset.

Barely bigger than an iPhone, the HTC Max 4G packs in a ton of top notch technology, with the same massive 480×800 pixel 3.8″ touchscreen display as seen in the HTC HD.

As the name suggests, this baby packs WiMAX support (2.5-2.7GHz) for white knuckle downloads as well as tri-band GSM/GPRS,EDGE and WiFi 802.11b/g.

Currently only being offered on the Russian carrier Scartel Yota, the 4G is powered by a Qualcomm ESM7206A 528 MHz processor, there’s 256MB of ROM and 288MB of RAM onboard, backed by a MicroSD slot and 8GB embedded Flash memory.

HTC’s rather enjoyable TouchFLO 3D UI keeps the beastliness of the itty-bitty Windows Mobile 6 interface at a safe distance, while there’s a Motion G-sensor onboard for auto rotating photos and a proximity sensor for energy saving.

HTC Max 4G - World's First GSM/WiMax Mobile PhoneThe Max 4G comes with an integrated GPS receiver, Bluetooth, FM tuner, high-resolution auto-focus 5MP camera and a VGA front camera for video calls.

The video demo below (in Russian, sorry!) also says that there’s a directory for browsing and directly downloading music from Sony BMG, Warners, EMI and Universal etc, while Russian users can view over twenty television channels, with TV-out capability for hooking up the handset to a big screen.

HTC MAX 4G Specifications:
Processor: Qualcomm ESM7206A 528 MHz
Platform: Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Device Control: TouchFLO 3D
HTC Max 4G - World's First GSM/WiMax Mobile PhoneNetwork: Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 900/1800/1900 MHz and Mobile WiMAX at 2.5~2.7 GHz
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR
Navigation: Integrated GPS
Camera: 5.0 megapixel autofocus main camera with second front-facing VGA camera
Display: 3.8-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution
Memory: 256 MB ROM / 288 MB RAM / 8 GB embedded Flash
Additional: Motion G-sensor (automatically rotating picture) and Proximity sensor (saving energy while talking by switching the display off)
Radio: FM tuner
Ring tone formats: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV; 40 polyphonic and standard MIDI format 0 and 1 (SMF)/SP MIDI
Battery: Li-Pol, 1500 mAh
Talk time: GSM: up to 420 minutes
VoIP: up to 230 minutes
Standby time: GSM: up to 350 hours
VoIP: up to 50 hours
AC Adapter: Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz; DC output: 5V and 1A
Dimensions: 113.5mm x 63.1mm x 13.9mm
Weight: 151 grams (with battery)