HTC Ozone Throwback (Video)

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Previously we did a Throwback with the HTC Touch Diamond and the Samsung Omnia II. In this video, we take a look at a smartphone that is now nearly three-years old, the HTC Ozone, which was a variant of the HTC Snap.

The HTC Ozone was rocking a then-powerful Qualcomm 528MHz CPU with 192MB of RAM. The non-touchscreen was a mere 2.4″ and was QVGA 320×240 resolution. On the rear it had a 2MP camera with no flash. The battery was a spacious 1500mAh. Because it was a world phone, it had a SIM card slot. For storage, it could take a microSD card. And finally, for syncing, charging, and audio, there was the HTC ExtUSB port.

In terms of hardware, the Ozone, albeit a bit thick for a smallish device, had a comfortable QWERTY keyboard, plus plenty of hardware keys. The software powering the phone was Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard, which featured the interesting sliding-panel interface. Beyond that, everything else is the Windows Mobile you remember: the start menu, non-intuitive soft keys, poor out-of-the-box internet browsing, solid email, and easy calling.

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About The Author
Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.