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HTC - S740

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and battery. The usability and responsiveness also get good views, but there are some less positive views about the features and camera. Reviews about the reliability and portability are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC - S740 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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HTC S740 WM6.1 Smartphone Review


After the runaway success of the Touch HD, HTC offered us another smartphone to try out. If the HD was all about superlative media, the HTC S740 takes us back to smartphone basics: no touchscreen, Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard, and a hardware QWERTY...

The S740′s forte, then, are mainstream features like messaging and voice calls, and if you’ve been waiting for a reliable and capable handset with a full-QWERTY keyboard then this HTC should definitely be on your shortlist. Build quality is excellent,...

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HTC S740 Review


Recently, the market has been flooded with devices running on the Windows Mobile Professional operating system. Of course there's nothing wrong with that, but let's not forget the Windows Mobile Standard smartphones, such as the HTC S740.

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Review: The HTC S740 (Rose) Windows Mobile Standard Phone


The last time I used a non-touch screen version of Windows Mobile was the Motorola Q.  It ran Windows Mobile 5, and I quickly learned that the interface was nothing short of terrible.  That phone lasted about a week before I declared the phone...

I am not surprised that we agreed at all.  Most of the important user interface features, I absolutely loved: the main menu, T9 keypad, and slide out keyboard.  I found many of the controls to be intuitive and easy to reach.  The parts I did not like...


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Review: The HTC S740 (Rose) Windows Mobile Standard Phone


This is a joint review between Doug Goldring of JAMM and Judie Lipsett of Gear Diary; it will appear simultaneously on both sites. Doug's comments are in black, and Judie's are blue italics] The last time I used a non-touch screen version of Windows...

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Review: Video review of the HTC S740/S743


Like its recently announced twin, the S743, HTC's S740 is a Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard edition smartphone with a regular alphanumeric keypad as well as a full QWERTY keyboard. Learn more about this solid smartphone in our video review.

But when you sum up all the hits and misses in the S740 (and S743), it seems clear that the phone is still a real winner.

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HTC S740 Review


This review covers the HTC S740, a European device which is being sold unlocked. This GSM phone is virtually identical to the upcoming HTC S743, which will in essence be the U.S. version of the same model. The S740 doesn't support the N. American 3G...

The S740 certainly deserves a closer look, as does the just-announced S743, which is quite similar to this phone. This is true especially if you want the option of having a full QWERTY keyboard but don't plan to do an excessive amount of data entry

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HTC S740 Windows Mobile Standard Smartphone


Following last week's HTC S740 videoview, here we go with some more photos of HTC's latest Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard smartphone. As you can see bellow, the S740 is a mix of a standard smartphone and HTC's Touch Pro, featuring a mobile phone typical...

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HTC S740 - HTC S743 - Windows Mobile Smartphone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review


Here's our video review of the HTC S740, a Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard Edition smartphone with a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard. The S740 takes the design reigns from the HTC S710, with its lateral sliding keyboard and front number pad, making it easy...

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HTC S740 Smartphone


HTC announced the introduction of the HTC S740 cell phone, a slim, compact, and stylish smartphone that provides the perfect combination of a traditional 12-key phone design with HTC's signature sliding QWERTY keyboard for optimal messaging. The S740...

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HTC S740


The HTC S740 features the fastest mobile broadband capabilities with a maximum download speed of 7.2 Mbps, depends on your local telco offering. The S740 follows the sleek design of HTC's hit consumer handset, the HTC Touch Diamond.

At RM 1,999 it is quite a bargain for a smartphone- texting and typing in general are something we look forward to on this device. The phone is loaded with programmes, but without Office Mobile something feels lacking. While we recommend this device to...

Product Specifications

Taking smartphone communication beyond the practical, the HTC S740 transcends power, usability and simple key-control to deliver the most joyful and intuitive writing experience. Designed with both beauty and function in mind, the S740's slender formation of bold angles and distinctive facets perfectly conceals a slide-out keyboard that makes typing-intensive tasks more pleasurable than ever before. Working in perfect harmony with the S740's quick messaging tools, writing documents, texts, emailing and instant messaging conversations feel as natural as they do on a notebook, giving you the freedom to communicate the way you enjoy the most. Surf the Internet anywhere with broadband-speed HSDPA or hook up to the Wi-Fi hotspot to peruse the web at your leisure. Stay in the loop with everything the world of media has to offer with a built-in RSS hub to alert you of the latest in news, entertainment and content as it appears. Perfectly balanced to be as indispensable to the demanding business communicator as the most energetic of social butterflies, the HTC S740 belongs to everyone who's passionate about staying in touch, whatever the medium.


Standby Time (PB):260hours
Talk Time (PB):350minutes
Technology:Lithium polymer

CE Input Device



Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player / FM radio / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player / FM radio / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard

Dimensions & Weight



Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HTC

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes



Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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