HTC’s Pico Shows there is still love for small smart phones



Most of the time nowadays when one thinks of a smart phone they ultimately thinks of a usually large slate of glass that sports some type of super power and application store. This phenomenon has recently begun to take over our mobile industry due to the presence of 4.5 and 5 inch touch screen phones. HTC while being at the forefront of this shift are remembering simple times with the release of many smaller options. Not everyone needs super fast gigahertz and a screen the size of Gibraltar, and HTC is well aware of that producing a range of smaller smart phones that are comparable to their larger more cousins.

The HTC WildFire is one of these small devices that is a sure shot phone that can handle mostly anything thrown in its direction. But of course in true to manufacturer fashion it has been spun off into many different markets. This new device pictured above is from the HTC camp, if you couldn’t tell and shares pretty much the exact same specs as the WildFire and very close to the Aria, of course this is assuming the details recently uncovered are to be believed. First off the Pico name is currently a ‘code name’ and will most likely change for each markets it is released. This new HTC Pico is said to run Android version 2.3 or Gingerbread with HTC’s very own Sense Zero. Sense Zero you ask? Well Engadget believes this to be the streamlined version of Sense for the lower end – mid range devices and I agree. This new Pico sports a TFT touch screen that measures in at 3.2 inches and carries an HVGA pixel resolution at 320×480. Under the screen sits an MSM 7227 chip set that clocks in at 600MHz and is paired up with 512 MB of ROM and 384 MB of RAM and of course expandable external memory up to 32GB. This little devil can also connect to your wireless world via, 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth depending on the circumstances of course. Add in a 5 mega pixel camera that has its own dedicated camera button, face detection and a ‘wide screen’ option. The spec listing on this device says the Pico’s camera sports an LED flash, but I don’t see one in the pictures do you? Either way a grain of salt lay on this Pico’s specs anyway. More power to the small phones. Anyone ever tell you soon the all the mobile phone users in the world will be carrying smart phones? That time is coming friends and how glorious it will be.

So HTC Pico for you or not? Perfect for the parents, kids? Let us know what you think of the HTC Pico and its presence in the smart phone arena. And as always you can check out our HTC accessories right here.

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