We've reviewed the GSM HTC Touch; today Sprint has announced that the CDMA version of the HTC will be available on Sprint starting Nov. 4th. We will bring you a review of the Sprint Touch in the coming days. Here is today's announcement:
"Combining a dynamic touch screen experience with industry-leading network speeds, Sprint and HTC, today announced the upcoming availability of Touch by HTC, a full touch screen wireless phone integrating Windows Mobile 6 with advanced entertainment features.
Operating on the Sprint Mobile Broadband network, the stylish Touch by HTC brings together email and other essential business applications with Sprint's exclusive multimedia content including over-the-air music downloads, live TV and more.
With a nearly 3-inch display, Touch by HTC features integrated TouchFLO technology, developed by HTC, leveraging smooth navigation through menus with a finger swipe. In addition, the innovative TouchFLO cube brings a 3D cube interface allowing quick access to entertainment, communication tools and a "Dial-by-picture" photo caller ID screen.
Touch by HTC leverages the broad functionality of Windows Mobile 6 with Outlook Mobile for smooth email integration, Office Mobile, Windows Live and the ability to run thousands of third-party applications. It also allows users to surf the web with Internet Explorer, send and receive emails, chat on Messenger and send files to their own web space through Windows Live. The home screen provides one-touch access to email, text messages, calendar appointments and contacts, as well as current weather conditions and forecasts for hundreds of cities around the world.
Versatile and compact, Touch by HTC provides quick and easy access to Sprint-exclusive content, including:
* Sprint Music Store(SM), powered by Groove Mobile, which allows users to browse and wirelessly download full-length songs directly to their phone from a selection of more than 1.8 million songs * Sprint Exclusive Entertainment (SEE), the industry's only made-for-mobile sports and entertainment video programming network * Sprint TV with more than 50 channels of live and on-demand video and audio. * More than a dozen streaming radio stations , including Sprint Radio and SIRIUS * On-Demand with up-to-date information on sports, weather, news, money and more customized by zip code.
Touch by HTC offers MicroSD card slot that supports up to 4GB ? a 512MB card is included with the device. Additional features include a 2.0 MP camera/camcorder with up to 5X zoom, advanced stereo Bluetooth? and Voice-activated dialing.
Touch by HTC measures 4.0" x 2.4" x 0.6" and weighs just 4 ounces. This device will be priced at $249.99 with a two-year subscriber agreement and a $100 mail-in rebate. Standard data rates apply for music and other content downloads.
Touch by HTC will be available on November 4 in all Sprint channels including www.Sprint.com and 1-800-SPRINT1. Customers can register to be among the first to purchase Touch by HTC at www.sprint.com/touch "