updated 04:15 pm EST, Fri February 23, 2007
HTC Gene 100 at the FCC
HTC has submitted a new Pocket PC phone to the FCC, the Gene 100. Most notable is the absence of a keypad, which -- like the Apple iPhone -- follows the increasing trend of relying exclusively on a touchscreen for major functions. There are a few physical buttons however, such a direction pad, and basic navigation options. Also notable is the use of a full-sized SD slot, where many competitors rely on microSD. The phone has an otherwise standard assortment of features, such as Bluetooth, a two-megapixel camera, and quad-band GSM. EDGE broadband is a possibility. In spite of its GSM support, it's unknown whether the phone will actually be sold in North America.