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#MWC09 LIVE: Live from the HTC Mobile World Congress Press Conference [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 16.02.09 - 11:30:19 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 13090x
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Right now, here in Barcelona, HTC is announcing its next wave Windows Mobile smartphones - the HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2. Building on the success of their predecessors, both devices are an extension of HTC's innovative design and incorporate a new people-centric approach to mobile communication. With the continued advancement of smartphone technology, the amount of correspondence is ever increasing. As this flow of information continues to build, there is a parallel increase in communication overload.

With the HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2, HTC has effectively broken through the noise. Both devices allow all voice, text, and E-Mail communication from a specific contact to be sorted and viewed at the touch of the finger. This information can be viewed from both the contact card and the in-call screen during a phone conversation to allow any necessary correspondence to be queued instantly.

"The HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Touch Diamond2 introduce a mobile communication experience that simplifies how we communicate with people in our lives whether through voice, text or email," said Peter Chou, president and CEO, HTC Corp. "HTC is delivering the latest, cutting-edge sophistication in a broad portfolio of mobile phones that improve how people live, work and communicate."

The HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2 utilize HTC's latest TouchFLO 3D interface. TouchFLO 3D has been more deeply integrated into a customized version of Windows Mobile 6.1 to deliver more consistency throughout Windows Mobile applications and menus. Focused on making navigation easier and more intuitive, TouchFLO 3D brings important information to the top-level user interface, including quick access to people, messaging, email, photos, music and weather. As part of this improved Windows Mobile integration the touch focus areas have been enlarged to be more finger-touch friendly.

With the HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2, HTC is introducing a new people-centric communication approach, providing a single contact view that displays the individual conversation history of contacts regardless of whether voice, text or email were used. This can be viewed from the contact card or the in-call screen during a phone conversation, ensuring the latest communication contact-by-contact is always at hand.

Continuing its commitment to making the mobile Internet easier and more enjoyable, the HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2 introduce HTC's Push Internet technology. HTC Push Internet alleviates slow downloading and rendering of Web pages on a mobile phone. Users can preselect their favorite Websites to get immediate access to them when needed.

UPDATE: While the new HTC Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 are initially announced with Windows Mobile 6.1, Peter Chou just noticed during the end of the press conference, that both devices will get their Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional upgrades; either by time of the launch or after. While Windows Mobile 6.5 isn't officially announced yet, Microsoft's Andy Lees was right beside Peter Chou and confirmed that Microsoft will announce "something new" this afternoon. Stay tuned for more info.

Cheers ~ Arne


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