The High Tech Computer Corporation, who have a surprisingly low-tech sounding name, have announced the HTC Touch, a smartphone based on the Windows Mobile 6 platform
with a 2.8 inch touch screen
. It allows the user to call up and control documents and browse web pages by sweeping their fingertip across the screen. Just like that other phone they're no doubt not trying to beat into the market by a few precious weeks.
The HTC Touch is the first device to feature TouchFLO, the new
underlying touch screen technology developed by HTC. Users 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, in order to provide efficient access to the most used
features. TouchFLO is also claimed to enhance finger touch scrolling
and browsing of Web pages, documents, messages and contact lists.
Leveraging the broad functionality of Windows Mobile 6
Professional, the HTC Touch includes Outlook Mobile, Office Mobile,
Windows Live and the capability to run 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
2 megapixel camera, 1 GB storage on a removable card, 64 MB of RAM 128 MB ROM, Bluetooth enabled. Five hours of talk, eight days of standby. Available in the UK now, Europe shortly, and North America later in the year.