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HTC Himalayas

Oct 7, 2003
Market status


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  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (128 MB RAM)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.75 inches inches)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (0.3 megapixels VGA)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)




HTC Himalayas is global roaming GSM phone, featuring built-in camera, Bluetooth, polyphonic ringtones, runs on Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Professional (2003 SE)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.12 x 2.76 x 0.75 inches (130 x 70 x 19 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.53 oz (185 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Design features:
    • Soft keys (4)


  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive


  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
    • Features:
      • CMOS image sensor
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 400 MHz, Intel XScale PXA263
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 128 MB RAM / 65 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • SD, MMC


  • Talk time:
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (890 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 5.4 days (130 hours)
      the average is 18 days (434 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1200 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Polymer


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, WAV
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, Motion JPG, AVI

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer Mobile
    • supports:
      • XHTML, WAP 2.0


  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones (16 voices), Vibration, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 07 Oct 2003
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        NM8HIMALAYAS link
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This device is also known as T-Mobile MDA II, O2 XDA II, Qtek 2020

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