By Brandon Miniman | December 17, 2006 3:21 PM
The HTC Athena is a new Pocket PC phone. It’s a bit different than previous HTC devices in that the keyboard is apparently detachable, which would allow you to place the keyboard on a table for easier text entry. I’m curious as to how they integrated this function.
Regarding specs, the GSM Athena packs a Samsung 400MHz processor, 256MB, 64MB RAM, 802.11b/g, and USB 1.1 (why not 2.0?). Also – the spec sheet didn’t list UMTS/HSDPA or even EDGE.
It’s got a large, 3.5″ QVGA screen – as a reference, the Dell Axim x51/50 has a 3.5″ as well, while the HTC Wizard’s screen is 2.8″. At such a large size and low resolution, the screen is bound to look quite grainy, but with a detachable keyboard, perhaps this device isn’t made to be used close up like a traditional Pocket PC, but almost like a laptop, or UMPC, at arm’s length.
For more information, check at the post at BGR.