“Yota was established to provide a unique set of mobile communication services to millions of people in Russia and today we have launched the first device and services to realise its full potential,” said Denis Sverdlov, General Director of Yota’s parent company, Scartel LLC (brand Yota). “We really believe that these innovative services, high-speed Internet and stylish HTC MAX 4G will completely change the communications industry, just as the introduction of cellular communications did many years ago.”
HTC MAX 4G: A New World of Entertainment
The Yota Mobile WiMAX network offers high-speed wireless Internet access that opens a new realm of entertainment and communication possibilities. The basic Yota Home package will provide subscribers with instant access to online games, maps, messaging and file exchange applications while on the move. In addition, the high-capacity Mobile WiMAX network with traffic prioritisation algorithms, allows online films, video and TV programmes to be viewed on the large WVGA screen.
Thanks to mobile WiMAX, high-quality multimedia entertainment is no longer limited. With Yota Video, a full video on demand (VOD) service, users can watch their favourite movies and videos from their personal Yota catalogue anytime, anywhere.
Broadcasting 14 free channels at launch and 23 channels by the end of 2008, Yota TV introduces a powerful mobile television experience. The vibrant, 3.8 inch 800×480 screen of the HTC MAX 4G can display up to nine TV channels simultaneously, allowing quick and easy channel surfing and programme selection. Thanks to the device’s TV-out capability, users can also watch content on the big screen, putting the HTC MAX 4G at the very heart of the mobile entertainment experience.
For music-lovers, Yota Music offers an extensive online music catalogue of more than 50,000 titles, including a wide range of music from both international and independent music labels. Users can choose to either play the tracks direct from the online catalogue, or download them to the HTC MAX 4G’s 8GB of onboard flash memory.
In addition, a separate catalogue of electronic books is available, so users can download, read and enjoy a broad range of books while on the move.
”The introduction of the HTC MAX 4G represents the culmination of a close partnership between HTC and Yota to develop the world’s first integrated mobile GSM/WIMAX handset,” said Peter Chou, CEO and President, HTC Corporation. “Russia is a key strategic market for HTC and Yota’s Mobile WiMAX network sets a new global benchmark for next-generation mobile services.”
HTC MAX 4G: Unparalleled Performance With Intuitive Usability
The HTC MAX 4G was created to take full advantage of Yota’s high-speed Mobile WiMAX network without compromising style or ease of use. The device is sleek and elegant and includes a vibrant, large 3.8 inch, 800×480 WVGA touch screen display. Running Windows Mobile 6.1, the HTC MAX 4G incorporates HTC’s proprietary Touch FLO 3D user interface, allowing swift and intuitive navigation to key applications such as dialling calls, listening to music, taking picture and more.
- Processor: Qualcomm® ESM7206A™ 528 MHz
- Platform: Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
- Memory: ROM: 256MB / RAM: 288MB / Flash: 8 GB
- Dimensions: 113.5mm X 63.1mm X 13.9mm
- Weight: 151 grams (with battery)
- Display: 3.8-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution
- Network: Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:900/1800/1900 MHz
- Yota Mobile WiMAX 2,5-2.7 GHz
- Device Control: TouchFLO™ 3D
- GPS: Inbuilt GPS
- Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
- Bluetooth® 2.0 with EDR
- HTC ExtUSB™
- Main camera: High-resolution with autofocus
- Second: VGA-camera
- Motion G-sensor (automatically rotating picture)
- Proximity sensor (saving energy while talking due to the switching the display off)
- Audio: Ring tone formats:
- AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV
- 40 polyphonic and standard MIDI format 0 and 1 (SMF)/SP MIDI
- Battery: Li-Pol, 1500 mAh
- Talk time:
- GSM: up to 420 minutes
- VoIP: up to 230 minutes
- Standby time:
- GSM: up to 350 hours
- VoIP: up to 50 hours
- AC Adapter: Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
- DC output: 5V and 1A
Scartel LLC was founded in 2007 in order to provide mobile services of the most up-to-date mobile broadband access technology (4G) – Mobile WiMAX, where the network is the tool and services – business basis.