HTC jumps on touch-screen phone bandwagon
New handset could be the iPhone spoiler
Today in London, HTC showed off its latest mobile phone handset, simply known to as the Touch - referring to its main feature, the fact that functions are accessed and operated through a touch screen...rather like that much-hyped other touch screen mobile phone soon to hit the shores of the US - Apple's iPhone.
Until recently, HTC were hitherto unknown, but a gentle drip-feed of quality products onto the global market, like the S310 Windows Mobile smart phone or the P4350 Communicator have helped boost the Taiwan-based company's profile.
Shipping with Windows Mobile 6, the Touch - which measures 9.9 x 5.8 x 1.4cm and weighs in at 112g - also features 2.8in LCD 240x x320 resolution touch screen and a 2 megapixel CMOS digital camera.
Under the hood, there's an OMAP 850, 201 MHz processor, 128MB ROM, 64MB DDR SDRAM and a 1GB microSD expansion slot. It also supports Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g connectivity and GSM/GPRS/EDGE tri-band network compatibility. So, sadly no 3G, which could be this product's Achilles heel.
This device will be available globally; it's being launched first in the UK - initially just on Orange - then the rest of Europe, Asia and the US.
The manufacturer claims around 200 hours standby time and up to 5 hours talk time. Pricing will be around €499 (£338/$675) for a non-contractual handset and around £50 (€74) on a mid-level network contract from Orange or a little later, T-Mobile. Two colours are available: "elegant soft black or alluring wasabi green".
All Of The Above
Was looking good 'til saw no 3G. Are these people mad? Forget it, & don't even get me started on yet another naff 240 x 320 screen.
Roll on the Tosh G900, that's where my money's going
Is the advent of the iPhone a good or bad thing for HTC?
It's tough to see Apple getting virtually all of the credit where HTC deserves so much for relentlessly pushing the PDA Phone category but at least due to Apple's efforts the public awareness of this product concept is increased substantially which may be a benefit for the category as a whole, making it easier for companies like HTC to sell their stuff to the masses.
new windows mobile is actually cool!!!!!!!!!
Guys u need to check out the HTC Touch website here http://www.htctouch.com/viral/
as the title of my posting says..the new Windows mobile 6 Pro looks very good..compare it with the new tocuh screen features of the HTC and it seems to be working like a charm!
I agree with all above.
I won't waste space by repeating what's been said already.
It is plain, however that HTC have lost "touch" with the needs of their market.
what about the xda... why do people assume the iphone is a new concept?
Erm... HTC have been making xda devices for O2 for years, touchscreens are nothing new! I guess if their marketing team was stronger, people would be more aware of this!