HTC Touch Review
iPhone has excited all concerned with mobile phones by the innovative way of navigating your device – by certain movements on the touch sensitive display. This is both natural and easy and seems really cool which makes it a new model to be followed by the other manufacturers. We saw a variation on this subject by Neonode at 3GSM event even in February. To use their model you have to know some movements which, performed at the right spot on the display perform actions such as ‘open menu’, ‘step back’ and the like.

On June 5, 24 days before the expected launch of iPhone, HTC announced their model including similar movements to help navigation and will try to attract part of the interest in the first Apple phone to itself. Its very name – ‘Touch’, indicates the innovation of this model compared to the other – the new way in which the Touch screen of Windows Mobile devices, known to us for years, is used.

The standard HTC phone set includes:

  • Phone
  • Battery charging device
  • MiniUSB cable
  • Stereo earpieces
  • Case

Untypically for the maker, however, the carrying case is not a leather one to put on your belt and stay there when you take out the phone, but the idea is to carry it in your pocket and take it out every time and then take the phone out of it. For us this is inconvenient and we prefer to carry the phone, which is certainly not of the smallest ones, hung on the belt.

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3 Comments

1. abjeroen unregistered

Hi people, I totally agree that the new interface of the touch is really usefull. also i think the negative side is that underneath it all, you're still opening standard microsoft tools. very unhandy to write a sms or e-mail without a proper qwert keyboard (even the tiny virtual one doesn't work with fingers, you need a smaller pointer like a stylus.) overall i think the phone gives a whole new way of user interface, but I really need a phone wich is nice AND fast, which the touch is'nt.

2. Jon unregistered

I really liked this phone for JUST over the 1 month period. Now the phone will not ring on incoming calls when the screen goes blank. The forums are filled with this same issue. Sprint will not do ANYTHING to try to resolve the issue, simply saying the I have to deal with HTC directly. Sprint CS/TS sucks. They simply say that it is in need of a firmware upgrade and that HTC will release one - SOMEDAY. In the meantime, I have to guess when I have an incoming call - totally unacceptable - BUYER BEWARE!!!

3. unregistered

This phone is garbage. When talking on the phone it will go into Comm manager mode and turn phone off. It will also make phone calls and answer incoming calls when you have locked the key pad. While talking on the phone it will also start taking pictures. This is the worst touch phone ever. Although, the internet is fast, sending an email or text is horrible. Save your money!!! Don't buy this phone. Also Sprint will do nothing for you if you have this phone and hate it.
Touch
  • Display 2.8" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Processor TI OMAP850, Single core, 201 MHz
  • Battery 1100 mAh(5.00h talk time)

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