HTC STRTrk smartphone with Windows Mobile 5.0 launches in the UK

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Good news for all your Trekkies – the suitably named and much anticipated HTC STRTrk (which is also known as the Qtek 8500) has launched in the UK, offering smartphone capabilities and a decent music player in a very slim 16mm casing.

The main body of the STRTrk handset is matte black whilst the coloured metal outer shell has dedicated play, fast forward and rewind buttons for your tunes, plus a backlit 1.2-inch TFT LCD for viewing and controlling music playlists. A MicroSD memory slot boosts the 64MB storage, with tracks playing back in either ACC, WAV, WMA or MP3 formats.

When opened, the quadband STRTrk, which also offers support for EDGE connectivity, features a larger backlit 2.2-inch QVGA screen and uses Windows Mobile 5.0 for getting down to business. There’s also a 1.3MP camera and bluetooth connectivity.

The HTC STRTrk is available from June, 2006, with a sim-free price of around £345.

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