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HTC Touch Dual / P5500

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Overall 6

HTC Touch Dual

PC Magazine
26 March 2009
  • Conclusion: The Touch Dual couples HTC's TouchFLO interface shell with a fast processor and enough RAM for running third-party programs. But at this price, the handset's lack of Wi-Fi, GPS, and a decent software bundle are troubling.
  • Pros: Unlocked. 3G-capable. Good video playback performance. TouchFLO interface looks good and speeds up common tasks.
  • Cons: No Wi-Fi or GPS. Weak software bundle. Cumbersome Windows Mobile 6 interface lurks just underneath the TouchFLO surface.
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Overall 6

HTC Touch Dual

29 August 2008
  • Excerpt: HTC Touch was pitted as one of the iPhone killers . It was also, as we found out, one of HTC's quirkiest launches. However, soon after the original design failure (do read the previous review, if you want to know what I am talking about) word got around about the HTC Dual, a better, more robust avatar of its predecessor.
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Overall 6

HTC Touch Dual

LAPTOP Magazine
2 July 2008
  • Summary: If you’re a world traveler looking to avoid a contract, you’ll appreciate the HTC Touch’s voice quality. However, while the TouchFLO interface itself is smooth, overall this Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional phone is slower than we’d like. If you loved the HTC Touch, you’ll appreciate the Touch Dual and its added keyboard.
  • Pros: Smooth TouchFLO UI, Fast video streaming from YouTube, Beautiful handset design, Excellent call quality,
  • Cons: Noticeable lag when opening and closing apps, Not a full QWERTY keyboard, Camera occasionally freezes, No 3.5mm headset jack, ,
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HTC Touch Dual review

12 June 2008
  • Summary: In the meantime, some good news: this GSM HTC Touch Dual comes unlocked, so you aren't held hostage by any one carrier. The bad news: That freedom comes at a high price - £399 to be precise. Fans of the BlackBerry Pearl 's tiny keypad might consider this alternative, but if you're a keyboard junkie, we recommend waiting for the recently announced HTC Touch Pro .
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Overall 8

HTC Touch Dual

10 June 2008
  • Conclusion: I have too many phones on my desk, including a Nokia N95-3 , LG Vu , iPhone , HTC Touch Diamond, Treo 750 , Samsung BlackJack II and more. Yet I find myself gravitating to the Touch Dual thanks to it's comfortable and pocketable design, fast 3G, Windows Mobile power/tweak-ability and HTC's TouchFLO "classic" which speeds access to common tasks and adds an element of fun without bogging down the device.
  • Pros: Fast, TouchFLO is smooth and responsive, good looking, soft-touch finish keeps the device safely in hand and doesn't require constant polishing (though the display might). Stable, very fast 3G HSDPA speeds on AT&T, strong reception, good voice quality and volume. MS Voice Command is a plus as is voice command over Bluetooth and A2DP Bluetooth stereo. Good video playback performance, very good sound quality for music playback. US warranty. Good battery life for a 3G PD...
  • Cons: No WiFi or GPS.
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HTC Touch Dual Review

23 May 2008
  • Conclusion: By introducing the slider, HTC has been able to hide various Windows Mobile shortcut buttons, so the front of the casing only has Call and End buttons and a navigation key. This makes things look pretty sleek. One other thing to note about the general look and feel of the Touch Dual is that the screen is quite small. At 2.6 inches corner to corner, some might find it a bit squint-inducing.
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Review: HTC Touch Dual Smartphone

7 April 2008
  • Excerpt: We love the HTC Touch and all of its variations, including the two CDMA versions that are now available. In this review we look at the Touch Dual, a device that takes the original's best points and adds a real keypad and 3G connectivity.
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HTC Touch Dual Review

23 March 2008
Overall 9

HTC Touch Dual Review

Phone Arena
12 February 2008
  • Conclusion: HTC Touch clears the path for the WM6 Professional line of fashion smartphones. Dual is another way to say “slimmer-faster-newer.” The manufacturer should be given credit, not only for adding a slider, but for developing most elements of the interface too. TouchFlo marks serious progress making the phone more similar to the cult iPhone. We should not forget the HSDPA support either, which provides extremely fast internet, wherever there is coverage.
  • Pros: Beautiful and elegant design, Effective TouchFlo function, 3G (UMTS/HSDPA) support
  • Cons: Mediocre playback quality, Lack of Wi-Fi, Not a global phone
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HTC Touch Dual. Part one

Mobile Review
27 January 2008
  • Summary: So, this wraps up the first part of the review. In the next installment we will take a look at the phone’s most intriguing features, particularly its interface and how it fares in standard applications – calls, messaging, etc. As far as design is concerned, HTC has tried to keep the looks of the original Touch intact in the Touch Dual, although they have altered its dimensions a tad and put the hardware keypad underneath the top slide.
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