announcement from last week, HTC today announced its own version of the
HTC Polaris which
will be called HTC
Touch Cruise. After the
HTC Touch and the
HTC Touch Dual,
the HTC Touch Cruise is the third member of the HTC Touch product family and the
first to feature built-in GPS for personal navigation.
Featuring Windows Mobile 6 Professional and a Qualcomm MSM7200 chipset at 400
MHz with GPS support, the HTC Touch Cruise supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as
well as triband UMTS/HSDPA up to 3.6 Mbps, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, WiFi b/g and a FM
On the back, the smartphone features a 3 megapixel camera and on the front, an
additional VGA camera for UMTS video telephony. The 2.8" touchscreen supports
QVGA and features
HTC's TouchFLO technology. The device includes 256 MB ROM and 128 MB RAM
which can be extended with microSD memory cards.
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 E-Mails, 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 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.
The device will be available from HTC starting this month, a price wasn't
Cheers ~ Arne