HTC has unveiled the Snap - its new smartphone with a Qwerty keyboard and the ability to read your most impoortant emails first.

The 116x61x12mm phone weighs 120g and has a unique Inner Circle key that prioritises emails from pre-selected senders to be moved straight to the top of the inbox. This means you can deal with your most frequent contacts immediately, without having to scroll through hundreds of less pressing messages in your inbox.

The handset has a 2.4in LCD backlit display, built in GPS and Bluetooth, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity and comes with a 2Mp camera.

"The HTC Snap represents the latest step in HTC's mission to create a range of innovative smartphones, each with specific benefits designed to both surprise and delight our customers," said John Wang, HTC's chief marketing officer

HTC says the phone offers users eight and a half hours of talk time while the keyboard is "ergonomically designed with extra-large domed keys" to make typing emails and text messages "fast, accurate and comfortable".

Running Windows Mobile 6.1, the HTC Snap supports a micro SD card and will be available from Q2. No pricing or network operator details have been announced yet.

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