Recently, HTC released a mobile phone HTC Tattoo; it is just like the name Tattoo indicated the shell of HTC Tattoo can be changeable.
First of all, HTC Tattoo is designed small and exquisite, and HTC Tattoo mobile phone doesn’t equipped with trackball, instead, HTC Tattoo comes with a common circular 5-way navigation key. What I need to remind you is that the arrow keys do not have the Shuttle-style rotation function.
HTC Tattoo mobile phone function keys
Although HTC Tattoo is a 3G mobile phone which supports WCDMA network, there is no camera on the top of the screen, so it is impossible for you to make a video call. Well, the keys below the screen have a good performance as well as a good texture.
HTC Tattoo’s rear cover is quite common, and the layout of the camera is also vey simple. The protruding lens components are surrounded by protective metal rings. But the camera doesn’t have flash function, which indicates the capacity of the camera is limited.
HTC Tattoo back side
HTC Tattoo Phone’s shell is dismantled.
On the left side of the Tattoo is the lonely volume rocker, while the right side is completely bare.
There is a standard 3.5mm audio jack on the top of HTC Tattoo.
At the bottom of HTC Tattoo, there is a miniUSB port, and there is a mouthpiece nearby.
HTC Tattoo is equipped with a 2.8 inch QVGA-resolution resistive touch screen. it is like the HTC Hero, the main screen is divided in to seven small screen, full satisfying the users’ need.
Home screen panes
In addition, HTC Tattoo mobile phone is equipped with Android 1.6 OS and the preinstalled Sense UI. So it is absolutely user-friendly.
HTC Tattoo’s own music player’s interface is beautiful, but there are no other setting options except that the playlist can be customized.
HTC Tattoo music player
In addition, the player HTC Tattoo can be played in the background. And if you want to set personalized ring tone, you have to go to the play interface and click the memo, and then you can set your ring tone. It is a pity that the ring tone of message does not support customized setting.
For the video playback of HTC Tattoo, you can view the video files through the camera function. The play effect is smooth, and HTC Tattoo also supports full-screen video.
HTC Tattoo also provides other functions such as FM radio (need to rely on headphones to start), tape recorder, calendar, alarm clock and so on.
HTC Tattoo cell phone calendar
It seems that map navigation is a basic function of the most of mobile phones. Indeed, many people will use the map navigation when going out.
HTC Tattoo also comes with built-in Google Maps software, supporting maps, satellite and three kinds of display mode for traffic and road conditions.
HTC Tattoo mobile phone location ability
Google Maps also can target the current location, and navigate users through three modes of cars, buses or walking. Furthermore, the Google Maps supports keywords searching too; it is easy for users to find where the hotels, restaurants, shopping and other entertainment are.
Besides the map navigation function, HTC Tattoo also has built-in footprints software. The HTC Footprints app allows you to geo-tag images and save them in diverse categories such as favorites, shopping, dining, etc accompanied by a personal note. Once you take a picture of a place you can look up its address and location using Google Maps.
HTC Tattoo Footprints app
HTC Tattoo camera capture interface is very simple. As the camera doesn’t support the auto-focus function, it affects the quality of the pictures.
The HTC Tattoo available gallery settings
As you can guess the available options are quite outdated as there’s no sign of stuff such as face, smile or blink detection, automatic panos, full resolution burst shooting modes and other modern stuff that has long been available on cell phone cameras. At least geotagging of photos is available as an option. What’s worse, the image quality is quite poor.
The HTC Tattoo offers excellent connectivity. 7.2Mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 are the highlights but the handset also features quad-band GSM and USB 2.0.