recently unveiled, today HTC Corp officially announced the launch of the HTC
Touch HD, HTC's latest Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional smartphone, an
entertainment focused mobile handset that will transform how people experience
multimedia on the move. Integrating a large 3.8" wide-screen VGA display (WVGA),
a standard 3.5 mm audio jack and a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, the HTC
Touch HD is the perfect device for multimedia fans.
The HTC Touch HD combines high performance capabilities with a stylish, sleek
design that has made HTC a global leader in mobile phone design and innovation.
Its large 3.8" WVGA touchscreen offers users stunning clarity and vibrant
colors, providing an unrivalled experience when watching movies, browsing the
Internet or even scanning through photos taken with the 5 megapixel auto focus
Key Touch HD product specifications:
- Software/Operating system: HTC TouchFLO 3D with Windows Mobile® 6.1
- Qualcomm® MSM7201a 528 MHz
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- UMTS/HSPA: 900/2100 MHz up to 7.2 Mbps
- WiFi 802.11b/g
- Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
- 3.8" WVGA (480 x 800 WVGA) touchscreen
- 5.0 megapixel main camera with auto focus/second VGA camera for video
- 512 MB ROM/288 MB RAM expandable via microSD memory cards (SDHC capable)
- 115 x 62.8 x 12 mm at 146.4 g
The stylish new device also features HTC's beautiful TouchFLO 3D user
interface to provide quick and intuitive access to the people, messages and
content that are most important. A standard 3.5 mm headphone jack has also been
designed-in, allowing consumers to use high-performance headphones with the
device for the best possible sound quality.
"Today, Widescreen TV, Internet and video have become the standard so
there is no reason to compromise when you leave the house, the Touch HD
delivers that uncompromising multimedia and Internet experience," said Peter
Chou, president and CEO HTC Corporation. "We are living in a time where the
concept of entertainment has radically changed. The internet is so much more
than just email and our customers expect to be able to access the Internet
and high quality multimedia content no matter where they are in the world."
The large high resolution, widescreen display combined with download speeds
up to 18 times faster than standard 3G, enables the HTC Touch HD to render
websites quickly and in full-page width. This provides a comparable Internet
experience to that of home broadband in terms of both speed and page layout.
This true mobile broadband experience allows users to navigate more easily,
leveraging the mobile internet in a variety of ways. For example, browsing to
favorite websites, using Google Maps to find a restaurant for lunch, searching
for and streaming video from YouTube or even catching up to the minute news,
blog posts and video podcasts with the integrated RSS reader, will be more
intuitive for consumers familiar with desktop browsing.
The HTC Touch HD has been conceived for both business and consumer users
alike, who demand style and performance and do not think the two are mutually
exclusive. The HTC Touch HD is the ideal handset for people who are embracing
the mobile multimedia shift but who do not wish to forgo quality, simply by
being on the move.
The HTC Touch HD will be available across major European carriers in Q4 2008
and be introduced in other global markets shortly following. In Germany, HTC
will launch the HTC Touch HD exclusively early November with O2 Germany (neither
the O2 product name nor the price was announced today).
HTC's own Touch HD will be available for 659 Euro/SFr. 1.019 (without a contract
Cheers ~ Arne