Thursday, June 8, 2006
The HTC Star Trek: Thin is In
Posted by Jason Dunn in "HARDWARE" @ 08:00 AM
Figure 8: The bottom left portion of the phone, showing the voice activation button, and the volume up/down. The buttons have small bumps on them to make it easier to know where to press.
Figure 9: The HTC Star Trek opened up.
Figure 10: Look at how thin that is!
Figure 11: The rear of the phone. Click the image above for a larger version (96 KB).
Figure 12: The Star Trek's keypad is strongly RAZR-esque. There are no individual keys, only one big touchpad. The keys are large enough for me to use with my thumbs (great), unlike the SP5m, which required me to use my fingernail (awkward).The usual assortments of buttons are there, with the softkey buttons having strong placement. The D-pad is more of a mixed bag � it can be hard to press without accidentally pressing the middle selection button. I often found myself opening up an email or contact when all I wanted to do was scroll down.
Figure 13: The back of the phone with the slide-off battery cover removed. The 750mah battery proved to be sufficient for several days of power, though it's hard to judge the battery life on a pre-production unit.
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