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HTC Tattoo lets users design their own skin

Handset features HTC's own interface

HTC's Tattoo - the company's latest mobile phone running Google's Android - will allow users to design their own skin for the handset.

The Tattoo is HTC's fourth smartphone to use Google's Android mobile operating system and the second Android handset to use HTC Sense, the company's own user interface (UI).

The UI is designed to let people create their own home pages with the most important data up front, whether a quick link to Facebook, contact lists or more, plus additional screens for different aspects of life such as work, play and family.

The T-Mobile G1 was HTC's first handset running Google Android

The 3G smartphone sports a 2.8-in touchscreen, 3.2Mp camera, digital compass, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack and MicroSD card slot to add more storage capacity to the 512MB on board. Aside from 3G mobile phone signals, the handset works with Wi-Fi 802.11b/g wireless and Bluetooth.

The smartphone will be available in Europe at the beginning of October. However, no pricing was available.

HTC created the T-Mobile's G1 - first-ever smartphone to work with Google's Android mobile software. Google designed Android as a mobile phone OS to keep people connected to the Internet and Google services including Google Maps and Gmail.

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