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HTC Tornado

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HTC Tornado
HTC Tornado.jpg
Model Number: See Page
Device Type: Phone
Manufacturer: HTC HTC-icon.png
Release Date: October 2005
Operating System: Windows Mobile Windows Mobile-icon.jpg
Dimensions: 46.2 x 107.54 x 17.5 mm
Weight: 106.5 grams (battery included)
Display: color transflective TFT , 65536 scales, 2.2" 240 x 320
Chipset: 200 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP 850
RAM: Not Known
Internal Memory: RAM 64 MiB ROM 64 MiB
Memory Card: miniSD
Networks: GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, CSD, GPRS, EDGE
Wi-fi: Not Known
USB: Not Known
Bluetooth: 1.2
NFC: Not Known
GPS: none
Video out: Not Known
Camera: 1.3 MP
Secondary Camera: none
Battery: 1050 mAh
Other features
Additional Features:

HTC Faraday, HTC Noble, HTC Sonata, HTC Tornado

Qtek 8300 / Qtek A8300 / Qtek 8310 / Dopod 575 / Dopod 577W / Dopod 586W / T-Mobile SDA EU / T-Mobile SDA US / T-Mobile SDA II / i-mate SP5 / i-mate SP5m / O2 Xda IQ / O2 Xda Orion / Vodafone VDA II / Vodafone v1240 / Swisscom XPA v1240 / Orange SPV C600 / Cingular 2125

HTC Faraday Qtek A8300 / Cingular 2125 / Orange SPV C600
HTC Noble Qtek 8310 / Dopod 577W / i-mate SP5 / O2 Xda IQ / O2 Xda Orion / Vodafone VDA II / Vodafone v1240 / Swisscom XPA v1240
HTC Sonata Dopod 575 / T-Mobile SDA EU
HTC Tornado Qtek 8300 / Dopod 586W / i-mate SP5m / T-Mobile SDA II / T-Mobile SDA US


  • TI OMAP850 195MHz CPU
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 5
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900, GPRS, EDGE
  • miniSD
  • IrDA
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • 64MB flash ROM and 64MB RAM
  • Bluetooth
  • QVGA screen 240x320, 64k colors
  • Internal antenna
  • The Tornado is offered in "business" (with buttons for Contacts and Messaging -> Hertz/Noble housing) and "music" (with buttons for Internet Explorer Mobile and Windows Media Player) versions. The latter even in 2 flavors, one like Qtek 8300 in the Tempo housing and another O2 Xda phone in the Robbie housing (no WiFi here as well). The Faraday housing is very similar, but content is lacking WiFi and following the design of the original Typhoon.



Windows Mobile 6

An official Windows Mobile 6 ROM upgrade has not been released for any Tornado-based device. However, an unofficial work-in-progress Windows Mobile 6 ROM became available on July 16, 2007, courtesy of jm012a9749* and others.


Research & Technical stuff

  • bootloader keys: camera* the key on the other side of the phone, then press power.
  •  ! finding the cellid:

    pmemdump -x -2 -w 60 0x8A4B4d22 0x3c0