The nation’s number two telco Optus has achieved one of its first exclusives with Taiwanese handset manufacturer HTC, unveiling plans to exclusively launch the company’s Incredible S handset on its mobile network from the 1st of May — although pricing for the device has yet to be released.
Up until this point, HTC has appeared to prefer to launch its high-end handsets primarily through either Telstra or Vodafone, with the former retaining exclusivity on HTC’s original Desire, and Vodafone picking up the right to distribute HTC’s Desire HD model.
The Incredible S features a 4″ super LCD capacitive touch screen with a 480×800 pixel resolution, and runs on a 1GHz processor. It runs version 2.3 (Gingerbread) of Google’s Android platform, as well as HTC’s Sense user interface on top. 720p HD video recording is possible through the 8 megapixel camera on the phone, which comes with dual LED flash, and a 1.3 megapixel camera is available on the front of the device. The phone weighs in at 135.5g with its battery, which is a 1450mAH model, and it comes with a 16GB microSD card.
“We’re delighted to be strengthening our partnership with Optus by launching the HTC Incredible S on the Optus Open Network,” said Ben Hodgson, country manager, HTC Australia and New Zealand, in a statement this morning.
“As the phone continues to move from the ear to the eye, features found on the HTC Incredible S such as High Definition video recording and multifunctional cameras are becoming more important for our customers,” said Gavin Williams, Optus consumer marketing director. “When combined with the Optus Open Network we believe our customers will have the perfect combination to get the most out of this great handset.”
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