HTC today launched the HTC Touch Cruise, the third member of the HTC Touch product family and the first to feature built-in GPS for personal navigation. Here is more info:
"Building on the popularity of the HTC Touch and the HTC Touch Dual, the Touch Cruise also includes 3G-HSDPA wireless connectivity.
Users on the move will easily be able to interact with the HTC Touch Cruise's navigation functionality and can take advantage of HTC's TouchFLO technology, which enhances finger touch scrolling and browsing of Web pages, documents, messages and contact lists, controlled by simply sweeping a finger across the screen. TouchFLO also offers the ability to view photos and photo slideshows using on-screen controls and to zoom and rotate images with only one hand.
Stylish and sleek in design, the Touch Cruise is further illustration of HTC?s commitment to innovation and to building a suite of touchscreen devices that cater to a variety of customer needs and styles. The HTC Home screen provides one-touch access to emails, text messages, calendar appointments and contacts, as well as current weather conditions and forecasts for hundreds of cities around the world. Users can then 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.
The new Touch Cruise boasts of super fast HSDPA/3.5G connectivity plus Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it a highly connected device for consumers on the move. Its 2.8? screen is great for enjoying mobile multimedia and because it runs on Windows Mobile 6 Professional, the built-in Windows Media Player is ideal for music and movies.
The Touch Cruise utilizes mapping and navigation solutions from TomTom. This navigation software comes complete with a taster city map or the option of full maps of Western Europe. Other key features include a 3 megapixel auto focus camera, FM radio and microSD memory card slot for adding to the 128MB RAM. The device will be available from both retailers and SIM free from HTC starting this month.
Full multimedia experience with the large 2.8-inch touch screen Revolutionary TouchFLO touch-screen technology that allows finger-touch scrolling, panning, and photo zooming Innovative 3D Touch Cube interface for quick and easy navigation Worldwide connectivity (3G and GPRS/EDGE/GSM) Windows Mobile 6 Professional with Direct Push Outlook e-mail Live HTC Home featuring time and weather display, quick launcher, and one-touch ring tone settings 3 megapixel camera with auto-focus for shooting photos/videos and a second camera for video calls or self-portraits Built-in turn-by-turn GPS navigation with TomTom software offers you a full navigation experience Entertainment features including an FM radio, MP3 player, and video playback
Processor- Qualcomm MSM7200, 400MHz Operating System- Windows Mobile 6 Professional Memory- ROM: 256MB ; RAM: 128MB DDR SDRAM Dimensions- 110 mm (L) X 58 mm (W) X 15.5 mm (T) Weight- 130g with battery Display- 2.8-inch TFT-LCD with backlight LEDs, touch-sensitive screen
Network- HSDPA/UMTS: 2100 MHz (Europe), 850/1900 MHz (USA) HSDPA: Up to 384kbps for upload and 3.6Mbps for download UMTS: Up to 384kbps for upload and download GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad-band 850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz (The device will operate on frequencies available from the cellular network)
Device Control- HTC TouchFLO 4-Way Navigation Wheel with Enter button
Connectivity- Bluetooth 2.0 Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g HTC ExtUSB (11-pin mini-USB and audio jack in one), full-speed USB 2.0
Camera- Main camera: 3 megapixel color CMOS camera with auto focus Second camera: VGA CMOS color camera
Audio- Built-in microphone and speaker Ring tone supported formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WAV, and AMR-NB 40 polyphonic and standard MIDI format 0 and 1(SMF)/SP MIDI
Battery- 1350 mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion battery Standby time: Up to 450 hours for UMTS; Up to 400 hours for GSM Talk time: Up to 4 hours for UMTS; Up to 7 hours for GSM Up to 2.3 hours for video call