HTC Tattoo Officially Announced!


HTC has just announced yet ANOTHER Android Phone – the HTC Tattoo! It is the second HTC Android phone that runs their custom build of Android called HTC Sense – the first was the HTC Hero. The Tattoo includes a 3.2MP camera, 3.5mm headset jack, expandable MicroSD and all the great features of Android. Available in Europe beginning of October and the rest of the world (hopefully) shortly thereafter:

Look familiar? This phone was first leaked as the HTC Click and you never know – it could take on that name when it lands in different markets – but right now its all about the Tattoo. Get your ink ready!

Here is the full Press Release:

Tattoo embodies three core principles of HTC Sense: Make it Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected

TAIWAN – September 8, 2009 – HTC Corporation today introduced the HTC Tattoo™, an Android-based phone that brings broad personalization to the masses. With its distinct design and ability to personalize all aspects of the phone, from its hardware to its applications and content, people are able to express themselves and create their own individual mobile experience.

“Everyone wants their own phone to feel like it was specifically made for them. The Tattoo, with HTC Sense represents an easy way to shape your own distinct mobile experience and really make it your own,” said Peter Chou, Chief Executive Officer, HTC Corporation. “The HTC Tattoo ensures that you can create the most engaging and appropriate mobile experience through simple yet powerful personalization.”

HTC Tattoo is the second phone to embody HTC Sense, a mobile experience focused on putting people at the centre by making your phone work in a more simple and natural way. Designed by listening and observing how people live and communicate, HTC Sense revolves around three fundamental principles Make it Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected.

With HTC Tattoo, you stay close to the important people in your life by integrating your communications and applications including voice calls, emails, texts, photos and status updates into one consolidated view, providing innovative and fun phone experiences.

The stylish HTC Tattoo is small and compact, fitting snugly into your hand or pocket. People are able to design and purchase their own unique covers or search and select from popular cover designs, altering the look of the phone to reflect their mood or individual tastes.

HTC Tattoo integrates Google’s innovative mobile services including: Google Maps, search, Google Mail, and Android market where users can download thousands of popular applications and games. It also comes complete with a broad variety of hardware features including a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, 3.5mm stereo headset jack and expandable microSD memory.

The HTC Tattoo will be available in Europe first at the beginning of October, and will roll out in markets around the world in the following months.

About HTC
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry and continues to pioneer industry-leading mobile experiences through design, usability and innovation that is sparked by how the mobile phone can improve how people live and communicate. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.

No word yet on price… but we’re hoping this thing comes in with an eye on affordability. If it does, you could see this pretty little thing be carried around by a LOT of new found Android fans. Props to HTC for their seemingly endless run of awesome Android’s – talk about leading a revolution!

UDPATE: Just found this tidbit on pricing, “The HTC Tattoo will be available from free on contract (details according to operator)”
UPDATE 2: We’ve Got the HTC Tattoo Specs!

[Via HTC]

Rob Jackson
I'm an Android and Tech lover, but first and foremost I consider myself a creative thinker and entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for ideas of all sizes. I'm a sports lover who cheers for the Orange (College), Ravens (NFL), (Orioles), and Yankees (long story). I live in Baltimore and wear it on my sleeve, with an Under Armour logo. I also love traveling... where do you want to go?

Oprah To Launch $100 MyTouch 3G Promo!

Previous article

Weekend Roundup: September 9th 2009 Edition

Next article

You may also like


  1. what is it with europe ? most phones are first released there… htc samsung lg are asian companies and, if not the first, at least new launches are rolled out at the same time between asia and europe…. saying it because….i’m asian… i can understand the us ‘coz they have different waves or something like that, but asia ?…

  2. That’s great news!

    The HTC website is apparently being updated as we speak, and the product description & tour is now available!


  3. Was looking good then I saw the screen resolution. :-(
    Really would like to see HTC put out an Android phone with the Touch Pro 2’s hi-res screen. Please! :-)

  4. PLZZ be for T-Mobile

  5. I’m a very big fan of physical keyboards, but considering the price and HTC Sense added to this phone, if the touch keyboard is decent I’ll probably try to get it :)

  6. Well i live in the US so imagine how we feel over hear. usually we see tons of releases overseas UK well before anything comes to the states. Over seas cell phones usually are leaps and bounds from what we actually get Hell im still waiting for Video Phone services from tmobile lol so yeah but this this phone woul be a nice line up for tmobile the more android the better. I guess im just not liking the fact that allot of the HTC phones arent coming with keyboards or they havent atleast dropped a new model of one since the G1. DOnt get me wrong nice phones but id like to see and annoucement for one that includes a full keyboard as well as the VK.

  7. I’ve been monitoring phandroid for release information on new android phones by HTC. I’ve heard that the HERO hardware is somewhat slow. Haven’t heard anything about the performance of the Click/Tattoo yet. Has anyone tested this device? And what about the Lancaster? Any more news on that one? Having a fold-up qwerty keyboard could be useful..

  8. Anybody else notice the FM Radio quoted on the HTC site. Don’t think Ive seen that mentioned before, do you think the software for that will be HTC only or a part of Android.

  9. I did of course mean the Touch Diamond 2. D’Oh!

  10. It looks like the sprint version Hero in a way. Just the design looks a little better.

  11. 2.8 inch screen is too small for typing on virtual keyboard.

  12. some pre-pricing from the UK from eteller


    sim-free unblocked that is of course!

  13. I have the G1 and I love it, I still cant get over alll the stuff that it can do. Although my camera on my phone is not as good as this one it still takes awesome pictures! Cant wait to see what else these guys come out with!

  14. When will AT&T get any kind of Android phone?

  15. Europe has become a great starting market for cellphones for several reasons. It is best to explain why the other two areas (Americas and Asia) are not preferred. In Asia cellphone competition, probably the most frenzied on the planet, results in new cellphones dropping in price very fast as the next great phone will debut in 3…2…1. As for the Americas, in particular the U.S. and Canada, cellphones are bundled through carrier plans and the carriers only purchase phones in bulk and at discount prices. This means that the bargain shopping Americas is not a great place to ever premier a new product.

  16. I’m waiting for this release! Hope it will be not simple mobile gadget but a complete, independent masterpiece!

  17. Well..i’m still curious about the keypad style. Is it QWERTY or not??

  18. Too bad the Tattoo still features the old and slow processor as in the G1 and the rest of HTC’s Android phones on the market today.

  19. Its an awesome designes phone. Check the latest release pictures here: http://www.nyemobiltelefoner.dk/ny-htc/htc-tattoo.html

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Handsets