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HTC P3300 Artemis Review

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HTC P3300 Artemis Review
HTC P3300 Artemis Review

Different message types are placed in a single menu - SMS, MMS and e-mails. There is nothing unexpected here. Entering text is done by one of the following touch display methods:

  • Block Recognizer
  • Keyboard
  • Letter Recognizer
  • Transcriber

We think that the on-screen keyboard is the fastest and most convenient way to do it, but if you train the other methods, they can also be quite handy! Combined with the T9 predictive system, entering text with the phone is really quick.

Everything is standard in the e-mail menu; there’s an option for downloading headers only and you can also set a limit in KB per message. EDGE data upgrades the old GPRS but still we miss 3G UMTS on this phone, which most modern PPC phones already use.


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Connectivity:

The HTC solution of combining the jacks for connecting to a PC and earpieces in one is strange. The earpieces and other music accessories are connected to the miniUSB connector which results in the inconvenience of you not being able to listen to music and charge/synchronize the telephone at the same time. It also leads to the inconvenience for you to choose among fewer accessories.

For local connection you can use Bluetooth as well, since P3300 has the latest version. Multimedia profiles are also supported so you can listen to stereo music wireless.

The phone features an integrated Wi-Fi module for wireless Internet connection. You can easily connect to a home/office network, or any public place where “hotspot” service is supported. Wi-Fi transfer speeds are much higher than GPRS/EDGE ones, and using it for Internet and streaming, as well as VoIP services such as Skype, is not a problem.



Internet:
HTC P3300 Artemis Review
HTC P3300 Artemis Review
HTC P3300 Artemis Review


The mobile version of Internet Explorer is used for internet browsing; loading standard pages in full size is not a problem, because of the relatively high resolution (320x240 pixels) of such devices but you have to scroll horizontally as well as vertically almost all the time. If you want to read a text, it is almost sure you will not be able to fit the whole row in those 240 (or 320 if you put the phone in landscape mode) pixels. Full-screen usage is almost mandatory when the page has loaded.

There is also One Column View option which eliminates the need for horizontal scrolling but increases the need for vertical scrolling. The page is narrowed and thus it changes its initial look.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

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relatively handy and stylish. well design and built quality. easy to use

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HTC P3300 Artemis

HTC P3300 Artemis

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 5.0
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Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
TI OMAP850, Single core, 201 MHz
64 MB RAM
Size4.25 x 2.30 x 0.66 inches
(108 x 58 x 17 mm)
4.58 oz  (130 g)
Battery1250 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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