Corp. today announced that the
HTC Touch will make its Asian retail debut in Taiwan. Smart, stylish and
versatile, the HTC Touch brings together a broad variety of communication,
entertainment, and professional capabilities that enable mobile consumers to
balance work and play. The new HTC-designed homescreen 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
The HTC Touch is the first device
to feature TouchFLO, a 3-D
user interface that allows users to move through on-screen options by sweeping
their fingers across the screen, or scrolling up and down using a fingertip.
Consumers simply slide their finger on the display to launch an animated
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. TouchFLO also
enhances finger touch scrolling and browsing of Web pages, documents, messages
and contact lists. The interface has even been programmed to intelligently
distinguish between finger and stylus input and then responds accordingly.
"With the launch of the HTC Touch, HTC has officially emerged as an
instantly-recognizable global brand," said Peter Chou, chief executive
officer at HTC. "Since Taiwan is HTC's home base, it is only fitting that it
be the first country in Asia to sell the HTC Touch."
Furthermore, given the long-standing relationship between both companies, HTC
has selected Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan's largest telecommunications operator, as
its exclusive partner in retailing the HTC Touch, and the device will be made
available to consumers island-wide beginning in mid-June.
"Chunghwa Telecom is very pleased to be HTC's exclusive partner in
distributing and retailing the HTC Touch," said Hochen Tan, chairman of
Chunghwa Telecom. "As Taiwan's leading communications operator, we look
forward to strengthening our relationship with HTC and providing our
customers in Taiwan with the latest and most innovative smart devices on the
Leveraging the broad functionality of Windows Mobile 6 Professional, the HTC
Touch includes Outlook Mobile, Office Mobile, Windows Live and the capabilities
to run thousands of third-party applications. Users can surf the web with
Internet Explorer, send and receive E-Mails, chat on Messenger and send files to
their own web space through Windows Live. The HTC Touch brings a new level of
simplicity to the powerful and function-rich device experience that today's
mobile consumers demand.
Cheers ~ Arne