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HTC Launches Sleek And Compact HTC Gratia

LONDON, UK – 18 October, 2010 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today announced the European launch of HTC Gratia, a rich and elegant addition to Android’s smartphone portfolio.

Combining style and functionality, the sleek and compact HTC Gratia features a seamless wrap-around soft-cover that eliminates hard edges and a five megapixel colour camera with auto focus. At just over four inches in length and weighing 4.06 ounces, it packs power thanks to Android 2.2 – the latest version of Android.

HTC Gratia also embodies the acclaimed HTC Sense™ experience, which places you at the centre, by making your phone work in a more personal and natural way, while providing unexpected features that put a smile on your face. It also offers you more ways to stay connected with Friend Stream – an application that brings all of your Facebook, Twitter and Flickr updates into a single, organized flow of updates – making keeping in touch with friends on social networks even easier.

“HTC’s mantra is to provide a unique mix of experience and choice to people using our phones,” said Peter Frølund, Nordic Director for HTC. “HTC Gratia offers something completely different. Its compact size, beautiful design and power with Android 2.2, combined with its personalised experience through HTC Sense, is uniquely compelling. We can’t wait to bring HTC Gratia to our customers in the Nordics.”

Availability
The HTC Gratia will be available through mobile operators and retailers from primo November 2010.

About HTC
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.

HTC Gratia Specifications

Processor
600 MHz

Operating System
Android™ 2.2 with HTC Sense

Memory
ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 384 MB

Dimensions
103.8 x 57.7 x 11.7 mm (4.09 x 2.27 x 0.46 inches)

Weight
115 grams (4.06 ounces) with battery

Display
3.2-inch touch screen with 320 X 480 resolution

Network
HSPA/WCDMA (900/2100 MHz)
Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
Onscreen navigation
Optical trackball

Sensors
G-Sensor
Digital compass
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor

Connectivity
Bluetooth® 2.1 with A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)

Camera
5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus
VGA (640 x 480) resolution
Expansion slot
microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

Special Features
Friend Stream