HTC Releases a new touch phone

Overnight HTC released a touch phone in direct competition to the Apple iPhone, more from the HTC Press Release

The HTC Touch is the first device to feature TouchFLOâ„¢, the new underlying touch screen technology developed by HTC. Consumers simply sweep their finger up the display to launch an animated, three-dimensional interface comprising three screens: Contacts, Media and Applications. The interface can be spun by swiping a finger right or left across the display, providing efficient access to the features consumers use most. TouchFLOâ„¢ also enhances finger touch scrolling and browsing of Web pages, documents, messages and contact lists.

Does this make my phone purchase a little more complex? Yes but it does not a QWERTY keyboard so use for email is difficult. But when will it be available in Australia?
Other specifications include:-

  • Dimensions: 99.9mm (L) x 58mm (W) x 13.9mm (T)
  • Weight: 112g with battery
  • 1GB microSD storage card included / 64MB RAM, 128MB ROM
  • 2.8″ LCD touch screen with backlight, 240 x 320 dots resolution with 65,536 colours
  • Battery Life: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 1100 mAh
  • Standby time: Up to 200 / Talk time: Up to 5 hours
  • Camera: 2.0 mega-pixel CMOS colour camera
  • Windows Mobile 6® Professional with Direct Push Email and HTML email support
  • Wireless Connectivity: GSM/GPRS/EDGE Tri-band: 900, 1800,1900, Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth® 2.0
  • Choice of two colors at launch – elegant soft black or alluring wasabi green

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