Published on August 14, 2007
HTC is the manufacturer of Dopod PDA and smart phones, which are well-known among users in Thailand, but from now on HTC will use the HTC brand for its new products.
Touch measures only 99.9mm long, 58mm wide and 13.9mm high and weighs only 112 grams with battery.
It features a 2.8" LCD touch screen with backlight with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels in 65,536 colours. What makes Touch outstanding is HTC TouchFlo technology. The technology allows users to navigate for phone features and functions by dragging a thumb from the bottom of the screen to the top.
The dragging brings up a new screen which can be cycled through a 3D interface of three menu choices - Applications, Contacts and Media - by swiping your finger left to right or vice versa. Launching a program only requires a tap on the appropriate icon. To get back to the home page, just sweep from the top to the bottom of the display.
The thumb dragging can also be used for scrolling through e-mails and Web pages. When browsing a website, a quick flick up or down will tell the Touch to automatically scroll through the page. This feature could also be applied to Mobile Office documents.
The Touch is armed with a 201MHz TI OMAP850 processor and comes with 128MB ROM/64MB RAM.
It runs on Windows Mobile 6 Professional.
It is a tri-band GSM phone with 900/1800/1900 MHz. The phone lacks 3G for fast wireless Internet connection so Web users have to depend on the slower EDGE technology. Anyway, its wireless options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0. Users can access high-speed Internet at Wi-Fi hotspots.
The HTC Touch's battery is rated at five hours talk time and up to 8.3 days of standby time.
The HTC Touch has a suggested retail price of Bt19,900.