HTC today announced the European launch of the HTC Touch Dual , a new a member of the Touch family that ntegrates 3.5G wireless connectivity. Taking a design cue from the HTC Touch, the HTC Touch Dual adds high speed 3G/HSDPA connectivity and a slide out keypad into a thin and narrow device designed for easy typing.
The HTC Touch Dual is the second device to feature HTC’s TouchFLO, the same gesture-recognition technology as that in the HTC Touch, but now with new functionality including the ability to view photo slideshows using on-screen controls and to zoom and rotate images with only one hand. TouchFLO also allows enhanced finger touch scrolling and browsing of web pages, documents, messages and contact lists.
“The HTC Touch Dual expands the HTC Touch product family and integrates 3.5G connectivity and a sliding keyboard into a slim and stylish design. This combination provides customers with the most uncompromising and intuitive touch experience available on a phone,” said Peter Chou, chief executive officer of HTC.
“The HTC Touch has not only changed the way people interact with their phone but it has redefined what touch means on a consumer device. HTC is committed to bringing advanced levels of technology to consumers with continuous innovation. The HTC Touch Dual is the next step forward.”The HTC Touch Dual with Windows Mobile software offers a rich and familiar experience that will enable users to stay connected and access the people, information and entertainment – most important to them - all from a single, personalised device. Separately, HTC today also announced an additional colour variant and a free, full-screen virtual keypad download for the original HTC Touch. From October the HTC Touch will be available in stylish Arctic Silver in addition to the black version launched in June. The virtual keypad will be available via download from the HTC website at www.europe.htc.com .