Superslim HTC

HTC is steaming into the end-user market. It’s seventh HTC-branded product in what about as many weeks is the P4350, a slim (17mm thick) Windows Mobile phone with a slide-out QWERTY keypad, the HTC touchscreen, and all the usual Windows goodies.

Connectivity options are extensive, giving users a rich internet browsing, messaging, and multimedia experience. There’s no 3G but it does feature WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0

“With the HTC P4350 we’ve managed to package HTC’s tremendously successful signature slide-out full QWERTY keypad design into one of our slimmest PDA phones yet,” said Florian Seiche, VP of HTC Europe and the Middle East. “We believe this device will be a big hit with the fast growing community of business and consumer mobile email and messaging fans.”

The P4350 will be branded by Vodafone in Germany and the Netherlands. Some UK operators are reportedly considering it – O2, Orange and T-Mobile are all big customers of HTC – and it should be available SIM-free from early next year.