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.
Conclusion: The HTC Touch is a beautiful, very small PDA phone, something we just about never get to say. It's the perfect phone for style conscious buyers who need a PDA's features and advanced functions, but don't want to carry an ugly brick. However, those who text or email frequently won't be happy with the tiny on-screen keyboard and (very functional) handwriting recognition.
Pros: Beautiful, very light and very small. Touch screen is a step in the right direction. Excellent music playback quality through the included wired stereo headset and through stereo Bluetooth headphones. Very good battery life by Windows Mobile Professional standards. Bluetooth 2.0 and WiFi 802.11b/g keep you connected and WiFi helps with the lack of 3G.
Cons: Touch interface doesn't extend far, no 3G and no 850MHz band for the US, have to remove battery cover to access the MicroSD card slot.
Excerpt: Pocket PCs have always been more about functionality and cared less for design. Bulky and heavy, they did their job well, but they were very unlikely to earn design awards. HTC Touch comes to challenge the PDA landscape and prove that Pocket PCs can compete with what some would call 'fashion phones'.
Conclusion: In early 2007, when we started to hear about the HTC Touch, it was seen as a potential iPhone killer. But it is really only a PDA phone without a full keyboard. Its sluggishness and blurry pictures make it a cell phone a lot of users wouldn't even consider. But if you are craving for a lower priced iPhone-like device, you might like the HTC Touch's slim and lightweight design and good sound quality.
Pros: It is thin and lightweight like the iPhone and smaller than most other PDA phones., The sound quality was fine and the speakerphone was powerful.
Cons: It is too sluggish for impatient users., The camera produced blurry pictures, no matter how hard I tried., The battery life was acceptable but limited.
PHOTOVIEW: Hands-on with the Arctic Silver HTC Touch Windows Mobile Smartphone
17 December 2007
Excerpt: If you are bored by black mobile devices like me or you simply cannot see it anymore because it seems black became in the mobile phone industry what beige was in the PC industry in the late 80s and early 90s, HTC has something new for you: the Arctic Silver HTC Touch. It's not another silver device (since silver was before what black is today) but it's shimmering somewhat warmer, not so cold.
Conclusion: Sprint’s HTC Touch is great, there are no two ways around it. The form-factor is amazing, it fits in the hand perfectly and is small enough to fit in a pocket comfortably. The increased memory meant it handled everything we threw at it and kept on chugging. The device strikes the perfect balance between size and usability. The lack of a physical keypad was a non-issue, and there are a myriad of accessories and adapters included with the phone.
Pros: Great size, without sacrificing usability, Extremely flexible operating system allows for infinite user customization, Plenty of memory ensures smooth operation, Touch screen is based on pressure, not heat, meaning the user can wear gloves or use a stylus, Excellent in hand feel and top notch build quality
Cons: Battery life could use some improvement, Camera is sub-par
Excerpt: High Tech Computer Corporation (HTC) was founded in 1997. They are a Taiwanese based company which according to their website designs, manufactures and (only recently) markets innovative, feature-rich Smartphone and PDA Phone devices. We managed to get our hands on a somewhat older product which launched earlier this year (June 5, 2007 to be exact), this called the HTC Touch featuring; yes you guessed it, a touch screen interface.
Excerpt: The original HTC Touch was the company's first device that uses its new TouchFLO finger based user interface extension. Now HTC has released an improved version of the UI on a CDMA version of the Touch for Sprint in the USA. We put it through its paces in this in-depth review (with video).
Review: HTC Touch - A Totally Touchable Smartphone
13 June 2007
Excerpt: Our first impressions of the HTC Touch when it was released last week were positive. After a solid week of hands-on use, has our opinion changed? Read the review to find out, and don't miss the screen shot gallery and the video demo.