The HTC Panache recently landed in my lap courtesy of our good friends at Mobilicity. Mobilicity is another provider in the cell phone market that offers some good plans and products to rival the big three Telus, Rogers and Bell.
Having not used an HTC phone before I was looking forward to what the device had to offer. It does not disappoint.
Panache is a word of French origin that carries the connotation of a flamboyant manner and reckless courage. The Panache itself is anything but reckless or flamboyant. It is however a smart piece of machinery that offers everything you can ask for in a phone and more. This device allows you to further extend your mobile experience as it is exclusive to Mobilicity.
Capable of operating at 4G speeds of up to 21mps, it can also act as a Wi-Fi™ hotspot or tethered to a tablet or iPad.
Under its hood it packs a mean punch with a Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon™ processor. I loved the screen on this phone as well as its close to 4 inches and so easy to look at. It also boasts HD video capability and a 5 megapixel flash camera, and VGA front-facing video-chat camera to make it easier to capture, create, share and access multimedia content.
It integrates so easily with all social media applications, something which I am regular user of. With the touch of a button, you can easily share a photo to Twitter, Flickr, Facebook for the HTC Sense or push something out via Bluetooth or Gmail. I don’t know how I will survive without instant access to something like Twitter now that I’m using this smartphone. While on social media, the Panache also allows you to stream contacts social network status and updates alongside their photos when they call or text you.
The HTC Sense™ user interface is an intuitive and easy to use OS that offers users many features including the ability to customize the home screen with regularly used software, contacts and apps. I didn’t find it difficult to switch from Mac OS Lion on my MacBook Pro to the HTC Sense OS on this phone. Potential users of an Android phone such as this might be concerned about when using a mix of devices rather exclusively using Apple or Windows based products but they shouldn’t be.
This phone also allows you to manage mobile phone content from your personal computer. Should your phone be 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.
This phone gets our seal of approval just in time for Christmas. Be sure and check this phone out if you get the chance. It will definitely impress you.
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