The good folks at HTC have now announced the Touch HD Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional touch screen phone with 800 x 480 display. It seems they were tidying house earlier when we caught a first glimpse of the product on their web site before they finalized the Touch HD's web page.
They've also announced the HTC Touch Viva, which is the follow-up model to the HTC Touch (sporting similar specs to the original GSM Touch- fairly basic stuff).
HTC Touch HD
Both models should be available in October in the overseas market (not the US, other than via importers). Sorry, no US 3G .
Here are the press releases:
NEW HTC TOUCH HD RAISES BAR FOR MOBILE INTERNET AND ENTERTAINMENT
Large, 3.8 inch wide-screen VGA display, HTC TouchFLO 3D, desktop-class broadband browsing and a 3.5mm audio jack and more provide the ultimate entertainment combination
Taoyuan, Taiwan ? September 16th, 2008 ? HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today unveiled its latest handset, the HTC Touch HD, an entertainment focused mobile handset that will transform how people experience multimedia on the move. Integrating a large 3.8 inch wide-screen VGA display (WVGA), a standard 3.5mm audio jack and a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, the HTC Touch HD is the perfect device for multimedia fans.
Shifting the boundaries of design and innovation The HTC Touch HD combines high performance capabilities with a stylish, sleek design that has made HTC a global leader in mobile phone design and innovation. Its large 3.8 inch WVGA touchscreen offers users stunning clarity and vibrant colours, providing an unrivalled experience when watching movies, browsing the Internet or even scanning through photos taken with the 5 megapixel auto focus camera. The stylish new device also features HTC?s beautiful TouchFLO? 3D user interface to provide quick and intuitive access to the people, messages and content that are most important. A standard 3.5mm headphone jack has also been designed-in, allowing consumers to use high-performance headphones with the device for the best possible sound quality.
?Today, Widescreen TV, Internet and video have become the standard so there is no reason to compromise when you leave the house, the Touch HD delivers that uncompromising multimedia and Internet experience,? said Peter Chou, president and CEO HTC Corporation. ?We are living in a time where the concept of entertainment has radically changed. The internet is so much more than just email and our customers expect to be able to access the Internet and high quality multimedia content no matter where they are in the world.?
Getting the most out of the Internet The large high resolution, widescreen display combined with download speeds up to 18 times faster than standard 3G, enables the HTC Touch HD to render websites quickly and in full-page width. This provides a comparable Internet experience to that of home broadband in terms of both speed and page layout. This true mobile broadband experience allows users to navigate more easily, leveraging the mobile internet in a variety of ways. For example, browsing to favourite websites, using Google Maps to find a restaurant for lunch, searching for and streaming video from YouTube or even catching up to the minute news, blog posts and video podcasts with the integrated RSS reader, will be more intuitive for consumers familiar with desktop browsing.
No compromise The HTC Touch HD has been conceived for both business and consumer users alike, who demand style and performance and do not think the two are mutually exclusive. The HTC Touch HD is the ideal handset for people who are embracing the mobile multimedia shift but who do not wish to forgo quality, simply by being on the move.
Availability The HTC Touch HD will be available across major European carriers in Q4 2008 and be introduced in other global markets shortly following.
Key Touch HD product specifications: ? Size: 115 x 62.8 x 12 mm ? Weight: 146.4 grams/5.164 oz with battery ? Connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHzWCDMA / HSPA: 900/2100MHz. HSDPA 7.2 Mbps ? Software/Operating system: HTC TouchFLO 3D with Windows Mobile? 6.1 Professional ? Display: 3.8 inch Wide Screen VGA screen (480 x 800 WVGA) ? Camera: 5.0 megapixel with auto focus ? Second Camera: VGA ? Internal memory: 512 MB flash; 288 MB RAM ? Memory card: microSD? memory card (SDHC? capable) ? WLAN: 802.11b/g ? Bluetooth?: 2.0 with EDR ? GPS: GPS/AGPS ? Interface: HTC ExtUSB? (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed) ? Battery: 1350 mAh ? Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 390 minutes / GSM: Up to 310 minutes ? Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 450 hours / GSM: Up to 390 hours ? Chipset: Qualcomm? MSM7201a? 528 MHz
NEW HTC TOUCH 3G AND TOUCH GIVE GREATER VARIETY AND CHOICE
Taoyuan, Taiwan ? September 16th, 2008 ? HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today introduced the HTC Touch 3G and HTC Touch Viva. Continuing HTC?s touch-phone tradition, the Touch 3G and Touch Viva utilize TouchFLOHTC?s finger-touch optimized navigation experience enabling quick, one-touch access to the people, messages and information people want.
?The HTC Touch 3G and Touch Viva embody our commitment to build a family of touch phones that are powerful and stylish but also offer something to everyone,? said Peter Chou, president and CEO, HTC Corporation. ?Whether you?re a professional or a student you can now get an HTC touch phone with a beautiful touch user experience.?
HTC Touch 3G The Touch 3G offers an uncompromising touch phone experience with powerful Internet capabilities including wireless download speeds up to 18 times faster than standard 3G. As part of this browsing experience users can zoom and pan Websites with one-hand. This true mobile broadband experience allows users to navigate more easily, leveraging the mobile Internet in a variety of ways. With the Touch 3G, customers can search for and watch streaming video from YouTube, get directions and mapping using Google Maps for mobile and stay updated on the latest news with the integrated RSS reader.
HTC Touch Viva The Touch Viva blends an affordable touch phone with the benefits of HTC?s TouchFLO, an easy to use phone and an optimized mobile Internet experience. In addition, with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, users can easily synchronize their calendar, contacts, emails and more with their personal computer.
Availability Both devices will be available in early October 2008 in a variety of markets. The Touch 3G will be available in four colors: sophisticated black, noble gold, sparkle blue and modern brown while the HTC Touch Viva will be available in Storm Gray.
HTC Touch 3G ? Size: 102 x 53.6 x 14.5 mm ? Weight: 96g ? Connectivity: GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz & WCDMA / HSPA: 900/2100MHz. HSDPA 7.2 Mbps ? HSDPA 7.2 Mbps ? Software/Operating system: HTC TouchFLO with Windows Mobile? 6.1 Professional ? Display: 2.8 inch QVGA screen ? Camera: 3.2 megapixel ? Internal memory: 256 MB flash; 192 MB RAM ? Memory card: microSD? ? Bluetooth?: 2.0 with EDR ? GPS: GPS/AGPS ? Interface: HTC ExtUSB? (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed) ? Battery: 1100 mAh ? Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 360 minutes / GSM: Up to 400 minutes ? Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 450 hours / GSM: Up to 365 hours ? Chipset: Qualcomm? MSM7225? 528 MHz
HTC Touch Viva
? Size: 104.5 x 59 x 15.75 mm ? Weight: 110g ? Connectivity: GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz ? Software/Operating system: HTC TouchFLO with Windows Mobile? 6.1 Professional ? Display: 2.8 inch QVGA screen ? Camera: 2 megapixel ? Internal memory: 256 MB flash; 128 MB RAM ? Memory card: microSD ? WLAN: 802.11 b/g ? Bluetooth: 2.0 with EDR ? GPS: GPS/AGPS ? Interface: HTC ExtUSB? (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed) ? Battery: 1100 mAh ? Talk time: GSM: Up to 480 minutes ? Standby time: GSM: Up to 270 hours ? Chipset: TI OMAP850, 201 MHz