Wireless carrier Cincinnati Bell has just fired up its new HSPA+ network and announced the launch of a series of new handsets to provide users with access to the faster speeds it can deliver, including the HTC Panache, which was already available in the United States as the T-Mobile myTouch 4G.
The new device is being added to Cincinnati Bell's lineup of 4G capable devices that already includes the Huawei Ascend X 4G, a highly appealing device that runs under Google's Android 2.2 Froyo OS.
The new HTC Panache comes to the market with a price tag of $199.99 attached to it, with the signing of a two-year contract agreement and after a $50.00 mail-in rebate. If purchased contract free, it would go for $499.99, the wireless carrier notes.
All of the features and capabilities the myTouch 4G arrived on the market at T-Mobile with are available for Cincinnati Bell's customers who purchase the new HTC Panache.
The smartphone comes with a 3.8 inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display that can deliver a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, and with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz MSM8255 application processor packed inside, for increased performance capabilities.
“HTC Panache lets you do more in fewer steps with a friendly experience that brings everything you care about right to the surface,” the wireless carrier notes.
The new device runs under Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, with HTC Sense on top, HTML Android Browser, Music Player, FM Radio, and various multimedia capabilities.
The new handset is 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi compatible, sports Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR capabilities, as well as support for GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 MHz, HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps, EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12 networks.
The specifications list for the new phone also includes 768 MB of RAM, 3.7 GB of ROM, and a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space, with an 8GB card included into the mix.
It also arrives on shelves with a 5.0 megapixel photo snapper on the back, with 720p HD video recording capabilities, as well as with a Front-facing VGA camera for video calling.
Those interested in the purchase of the new HTC Panache from Cincinnati Bell will find it available on the wireless carrier's website here.