HTC Raider™ brings a pocket-size, full-throttle entertainment experience
to Bell and Rogers
TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2011 /CNW/ - Today HTC announced the Android™
2.3-powered HTC Raider™, the company's first LTE smartphone in Canada,
will be coming soon to the Bell and Rogers Communications Inc.
networks. With LTE network speeds and a turbocharged 1.2 GHz processor,
the HTC Raider combines powerful processing, seamless downloading and
smooth web browsing in one beautifully designed package.
"The HTC Raider is our first LTE smartphone in Canada, and it truly
stands apart as a powerhouse social networker, entertainer and
communicator. HTC is the global 4G smartphone-share leader, with 62%
of the 4G-smartphone market* and we are excited to bring this
technology to Canadian consumers," said Rick Babington, executive
director, HTC Canada. "The breakthrough LTE technology now available on
the Bell and Rogers networks, allows Canadians to experience the HTC
Raider exactly as it's meant to be enjoyed: in all its power. Lightning
fast speeds and exceptional entertainment transform this device from a
smartphone into a one-of-a-kind multimedia experience."
For photo enthusiasts, the HTC Raider does not disappoint. Equipped with
an 8 megapixel camera, 1080p video recording, f/2.2 aperture and a
back-illuminated sensor, the HTC Raider makes it easy to capture high
quality photos even in low-light conditions. A 28 mm wide lens is ideal
for taking group shots without missing a single detail, while the 1080p
camcorder lets users record at 60 frames per second with slow-motion
playback. The video trimmer feature makes movie-making a breeze - users
can choose to keep the highlights and discard the rest to produce a
perfectly customized work of art for all to see.
Sharing moments that matter is made easy with HTC Sense™, HTC's unique
user experience that puts people at the centre. A rotating homescreen
with rich visuals and immersive effects draws users fully into the HTC
mobile experience. The lockscreen doubles as a launch pad by keeping
users up to date on social activity. FriendStream™ allows users to see
Facebook, Twitter and Flickr all in one place without unlocking the
phone. The next time a friend calls, their most recent social status
appears directly on the screen.
Additional features include:
HTC Watch™ - enjoy cinema on the go with a selection of blockbuster
movies that are ready to start when you're ready to watch
Wi-Fi hotspot capability to share access to the web with multiple
devices like a tablet or laptop
Wireless surround sound to enjoy music and videos
Free Google Maps navigation that provides turn-by-turn voice guidance
Access more than 250,000 free and paid apps from the continuously
growing Android Market.
Built to entertain, the HTC Raider is the ideal movie-watching tool. HTC
Watch gives users affordable access to blockbuster movies and shows on
a powerful, 4.5-inch qHD super LCD screen using a wireless connection.
On LTE networks, this means exceptional image and video quality without
buffering lags. And because HTC watch content is stored in the cloud,
there is plenty of room for additional multimedia content, including
photos to music. With the HTC Raider, entertainment does not start and
stop in the palm of your hand. Users can enjoy entertainment on the big
screen with an HDMI out cable or an optional MHL adapter.
Platform: Android™ 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) with HTC Sense
Display: 4.5-inch qHD super LCD screen (960 x 540), capacitive touch
Camera: 8 MP main with auto-focus, dual LED flash, f/2.2, 28mm lens, 1.3
MP front-facing camera, 1080p HD video cam
Internal Memory: 1 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM supports up to 32 GB micro SD™ card
Battery: 1620 mAh, lithium-ion
Processor: Qualcomm® APQ8060, 1.2 GHz dual core MDM9200™ modem, Audio
DSP with Dolby Mobile® and SRS WOW™ HD surround sound
For more information, please visit www.htc.com, www.Bell.ca/Raider and www.rogers.com/raider
The HTC Raider will be available in Canada from Bell and Rogers.
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the
mobile phone industry. By putting people at the centre 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
*according to NPD Group monthly "Mobile Phone Track" service, October 2011
SOURCE HTC CORP.
For further information:
Paradigm Public Relations (for HTC)