SmartPhoneToday.com got the scoop on the new HTC Tilt from AT&T. The new Windows Mobile device will have BlackBerry Connect support for BIS and BES services. I was under the impression that BlackBerry Connect devices were going out of style especially with RIM working on the Virtual BlackBerry experience for Windows Mobile Devices.Â It seems like RIM has done some upgrades for BlackBerry Connect in the Tilt.Â In the new version 4.0 you can wirelessly generate an encryption key and activation of a device with your BES. It also adds AES encryption to the already supported Triple Data Encryption standard. BES administrators now have the ability to erase and remotely disable a BlackBerry-enabled device as well.
The phone has some specs that make my BlackBerry 8800 jealous. It has quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE smartphone with support for AT&T’s UMTS/HSDPA 3G data network and includes GPS, a 2.8 megapixel camera, 400MHZ CPU, a Windows Mobile 6-friendly 128MB of RAM, 256MB of ROM, a microSD slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0, and high-capacity 1500mAH battery. Personally I am am sticking with my 8800 but this may interest users in companies where Windows Mobile is mandatory.