- See also: HTC Titan.
The HTC TyTN
(also known as the HTC Hermes and the HTC P4500) is an Internet
-enabled Windows Mobile Pocket PC smartphone
designed and marketed by High Tech Computer Corporation
of Taiwan. It has a touchscreen
with a left-side slide-out QWERTY
keyboard. The TyTN's functions include those of a camera phone
and a portable media player
in addition to text messaging
and multimedia messaging
. It also offers Internet services including e-mail
(including Microsoft's DirectPush push e-mail
solution, as well as BlackBerry
services with applications provided by BlackBerry-partnered carriers), instant messaging
, web browsing
, and local Wi-Fi
connectivity. It is a quad-band GSM
phone with GPRS
, and HSDPA
. It is a part of the first line of phones directly marketed and sold by HTC. On AT&T/Cingular, the TyTN was the successor to the HTC Wizard
, known as the Cingular 8125. Also on AT&T, the TyTN was superseded by the HTC TyTN II
, known as the AT&T 8925 and the AT&T Tilt.
Besides the branding differences, there are several models of the HTC TyTN: the TyTN 100, the TyTN 200, and the TyTN 300. The TyTN 100 has no front-facing camera or a .1 megapixel front-facing camera; the TyTN 200 has a .1 megapixel front-facing camera; and the TyTN 300 has a .3 megapixel front-facing camera.
The TyTN Model was sold as:
- HTC TyTN 100
- HTC TyTN 200
- HTC TyTN 300
The TyTN shipped with Windows Mobile 5 AKU 2.3. HTC released AKU3 ROMs to carriers, though it was up to the carriers to provide updates to end users. In July 2007, HTC released a generic update to Windows Mobile 6, freely available to the public. In November 2007, AT&T released an update to Windows Mobile 6.
Official ROM updates are or were available for several versions of the TyTN, including the AT&T/Cingular 8525, the Dopod 838Pro, the i-mate JASJAM, the O2 XDA Trion, and the Orange SPV M3100 (AKU 3.3.0). Some of these updates update the TyTN to Windows Mobile 5 AKU 3.n.n, others update it to Windows Mobile 6.
- Screen size:
- Screen resolution: 240×320 pixels at 143 ppi, 4:3 aspect ratio
- Screen colors: 65536 (16-bit) colors
- Input devices: Touchscreen interface, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and jog wheel
- Battery: 1300 or 1350 mAh, user-accessible
- Battery has up to 5-6 hours of talk on 3G network and up to 250 hours of standby.
- 1.9 megapixel camera with fixed focus lens, LED flash, self portrait mirror, and macro mode
- Location finding by detection of cell towers and Wi-Fi networks (through Google Maps Mobile)
- Samsung SC32442A (400 MHz ARM ARM920T processor)
- RAM: 64 MB DRAM
- ROM: 128 MB flash memory
- Removable Media: microSD, up to 4 GB (microSDHC, up to 8 GB if running Windows Mobile 6)
- Operating System: Windows Mobile 5.0 stock ROM with Windows Mobile 6 avaliable to upgrade through HTC e-Club
Windows Mobile 6.1 cooked ROM is avaliable to upgrade through XDA-Developers features the new HTC TouchFLO 2D (extracted from HTC Touch 3G and Touch Viva) and the official HTC QVGA (240x320) YouTube client and HTC Opera 9.5 web browser
(Varies by operator)
AT&T 8125 and Cingular 8525
The TyTN has a GPS
receiver, however it has no GPS antenna and the GPS is disabled both in ROM and physically through disconnection of certain pins on the circuit.
Early models of the TyTN (HT624xxx - HT632xxx) have been known to suffer from screen alignment problems and should be avoided.