French site Ultimate Pocket had a crack at the HTC Artemis this week, coming away with a solidly positive impression of the GPS-enabled unit. They were really digging the trackball (as were we
), the comprehensive software package, and the FM radio support which allows direct-to-MP3 recording. The review doesn't really go into the device's GPS, and for folks planning on using the Artemis as their navigation system, it's an important point to touch on. What the author does
mention is a rumor of a GPS-less version of the Artemis eventually dropping; given its exceptionally sexy chassis, we're all for it, but we don't have availability information (or even so much as an HTC code name) to back that one up right now -- we'll keep our eyes peeled.