Excerpt: Almost a month before the Apple iPhone will be released, the first touch-sensitive finger-oriented-user-interface mobile phone was released by HTC. It's called the HTC Touch and builds upon Windows Mobile 6 Professional with some new touch screen technology and finger gesture recognition software.
Excerpt: Following HTC's earlier HTC Touch announcement and the introduction of TouchFlo, here we go with an exclusive video walkthrough which shows it better what TouchFlo is and can provide. TouchFlo is definitely groundbreaking for Windows Mobile devices since it offers a new and unique way of controlling touch screen-based devices by recognizing and responding to the sweep of a finger across the screen.
PHOTOVIEW: HTC Touch Windows Mobile 6 Professional Smartphone
14 March 2011
Excerpt: I think most of you, who are interested into HTC's recently launched HTC Touch , have seen and read everything about this new Windows Mobile 6 Professional smartphone. Nevertheless, thanks to HTC Europe from which I've recently received a device for playing and testing, I want to add my view of the device as well - again as a photo view.
Summary: The Touch is currently offered SIM unlocked and not yet available for a service provider in the US. The phone is available through countless retailers across the internet for around $500 without a service agreement.
Conclusion: Right now, the HTC Touch is the closest Sprint or Windows Mobile users will get to an iPhone. And though it's far clunkier than Apple's paragon of elegance, it might also be more compatible with the way you work and play.
Pros: Most finger-friendly Windows Mobile device by far. Sleek and attractive. Fast. Excellent battery life.
Cons: Text entry at the bottom of the screen is obscured by keypad. No GPS application currently available. Wired headphones require a clunky adapter.