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T-Mobile SDA (HTC Tornado) review

HTC Tornado

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The SDA comes with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11b), IR and GPRS/EDGE connectivity.  Given that T-Mobile has more then 7,000 HotSpot (Wi-Fi) locations in the US located at most Starbucks, Border Books & Music stores, FedEx Kinko's, Hyatt Hotels, and many airprts, fast Internet browsing and e-mailing is just a little bit easier. Of course, you are not restricted to only those – the phone can connect to public hotspots or your own networkt. If you are not in the vicinity of any of those, the SDA features EDGE high speed data, which allowed in our tests download speeds in excess of 100 kbps (about 10kb per second) when the phone was used as a PC modem over USB. Of course, you need to have the appropriate data plan, which right now costs 29.95 for unlimited Wi-Fi and EDGE usage.

T-Mobile SDA (HTC Tornado) review
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Once you turn the Wi-Fi from the Connection manager, the available networks in range will be displayed. All you have to do is choose which one, if there is more than one, to use and make some initial settings. You can use the HotSpot status application to view the status of the current location. You can also store your HotSpot login information so that you don't have to input it every time you go back to that same location.

On the top of those the SDA is a quad-band GSM and it is usable anywhere in the world as long as there is a GSM network available.
The integrated browser is Internet Explorer Mobile which means that it not only displays WAP pages, but it handles HTML pages, some JavaScript and CSS fairly good as well.
Browse the Internet, transfer files to another device, get your e-mails using any one of the above technologies, it is all easily accomplished with style.

T-Mobile SDA (HTC Tornado) review
T-Mobile SDA (HTC Tornado) review
T-Mobile SDA (HTC Tornado) review

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HTC Tornado

HTC Tornado

OS: Windows Mobile Standard 5.0
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Display240 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera1.3 megapixels
TI OMAP850, Single core, 200 MHz
0.06 GB RAM
Size4.23 x 1.81 x 0.69 inches
(107.5 x 46 x 17.5 mm)
3.74 oz  (106 g)
Battery1150 mAh, 4.5 hours talk time

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