Heads-up to our readers who are Mobilicity subscribers -- you no longer have to pay full price and have a MyTouch 4G shipped from the states to get your hands on an HTC Glacier. Mobilicity has scored an exclusive for the HTC Panache, complete with Gingerbread on board. The specs haven't changed, though -- you still have the second generation 1GHz Snapdragon, 768 MB of RAM, 3.8 inch display, and 21 mbs 4G speeds.
Mobilicity is selling the Panache for $499.99 off contract, and it is available for use on the $25 monthly unlimited plan (CAD). It's still a hell of a phone even when compared to today's dual core beasts, and we're glad to see it's made it's way up North. The unboxing, and Mobilicity's press release is after the break.
Mobilicity announces HTC Panache 4G smartphone
Powerful, new Android delivers superior mobile experience with customizable user interface and remote access features
TORONTO, May 17 /CNW/ - Mobilicity today announced the HTC Panache™, a sleek, new 2.3 Android™ smartphone that combines speed, style and sophistication for a superior mobile experience.
The Panache is capable of operating at 4G speeds of up to 21mps and can easily be turned into a Wi-Fi™ hotspot or tethered to a tablet or iPad with Mobilicity's unlimited data add-on. Mobilicity customers can add unlimited data to any voice plan for only $10 - making it possible to get unlimited talk, text and data for as low as $35 a month.
More flexible and advanced than most smartphones, the Panache packs a host of unique features, based on the HTC Sense™ user interface, which allows users to:
- customize the home screen with regularly used software, contacts and apps
- create different user profiles for business and personal use;
- juggle multiple email accounts with colour-coding and email filters to keep better track of all their information;
- stream contacts' social network status and updates alongside their photos when they call or text; and
- instantly silence the phone ringer, when required, with a quick flip of the device.
Users can also benefit from being able to manage their mobile phone content from their personal computer. In the event that the phone is lost or stolen, users can remotely lock the phone, forward calls and texts to another phone, and even delete all personal data. The ability to access archived mobile content, including contacts, text messages and call history, is also possible with the Panache.
The Panache features a Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon™ processor and a large 3.8-inch touch screen for excellent navigation and an exceptional visual experience. It also provides handy built-in tools, like GPS, Adobe® Flash® Player, HD video recording, a 5 megapixel flash camera, and VGA front-facing video-chat camera to make it easier to capture, create, share and access multimedia content.
The HTC Panache ($499.99) will be available tomorrow at Mobilicity stores and authorized dealers across Canada and mobilicity.ca. It is exclusive to Mobilicity in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary. Like all Mobilicity devices, the HTC Panache is not sold with a handset tab, credit check, nor does it come with a contract to lock a customer into a multi-year service plan with expensive cancellation penalties, as is often the case with Canada's incumbent carriers.
About Mobilicity (DAVE Wireless)
Mobilicity, Canada's UNLIMITED 3.5G mobile operator, provides nationwide coverage with unlimited coverage areas to make wireless communications more affordable and easier to use. Mobilicity's pay-in-advance unlimited talk, text and data plans ensure 100 percent bill certainty - without contracts, credit checks or hidden charges. Formerly known as Data & Audio Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc. (DAVE Wireless), the company is led by Obelysk, a diversified Canadian holding company, and Quadrangle Capital Partners, a global investor in the telecommunications and media sectors. Mobilicity was named one of Canada's Top 25 Up and Coming Information & Communication Technology start-ups in 2010 by the Branham Group Inc. Further information about Mobilicity can be found at www.mobilicity.ca.