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HTC Excalibur S620 review | Introduction

Published on: Tuesday, February 6th 2007                   Written by: Nic Rossmüller - Photography by: Mark Peters

H TC (High Tech Computer Corporation) was set up in 1997 and are now famous for their smart phones. Many of you will now be saying, HTC? Never heard of them! This is because for a long time, HTC made phones for big names like O2, Orange and T-Mobile. It only became an independent brand in Europe in June 2006. HTC's range currently consists of professional gadget smart phones. They are phones for business people who travel a lot, or anyone who just wants that something extra from their mobile phone. You can MSN, Internet, take photos, play games and - wonders will never cease - even make phone calls with HTC's telephones. Most HTC models are great for text messaging because they have a QWERTY keyboard. LetsGoMobile received the Excalibur S620 from HTC. Blackberry addicts and text message freaks will love this phone as well as anyone who appreciated good sound quality.

HTC Excalibur S620 review

 

HTC S620 - Design

HTC S620 - Design

HTC Excalibur S620 - Design

Many people will think that the HTC Excalibur S620 is a bit strange the first time they see it. It is a flat, broad phone with a complete QWERTY keyboard and a large display. The back has a rubber layer, making the HTC S620 a pleasant phone to hold. Its construction gives it a well made air. If we look further, we can see that HTC has added small finishing touches like a silver stripe along the side of the phone and a metal surface around the keys, so that the design looks both playful and well-made. On the back of the phone, there is a camera lens and a mirror for making a self-portrait. The connection for a head phone and the charger are underneath the HTC S620, neatly covered by a rubber flap.

HTC S620 - Keys

HTC S620 - Keys

HTC Excalibur S620 - Keys

The first time people see the HTC S620, their first reaction is often "What a lot of keys"! This is not peculiar when you consider that HTC has fitted a complete QWERTY keyboard on a phone measuring 2.17 x 1.18 inches. With so many keys, you would think it would be difficult to find the number keys, but HTC has a solution for this: in contrast to the black letter keys, its number keys are silver. The function keys, selection keys, keys for internet navigation and answering and ending a call are all just above the QWERTY keyboard. To the right of the LCD display, there is a pressure sensitive scroll key and the return key, which can be used in the entire menu, but are particularly handy on Internet.

HTC S620 - Menu

HTC S620 - Menu

HTC Excalibur S620 - Menu

The HTC S620 is a Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 based phone, and many people will recognise functions that they already know from their computer on the HTC S620. The HTC Excalibur S620's menu has been logically set up. The icons in the menu are clear and are accompanied by a word that clearly states the function of the icon. It didn't take long to discover where most of the functions were in the menu. If you use some of the functions in the menu often, your own top ten most used functions comes up in the HTC S620's start up display. This is very handy.

 
 
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