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.
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: 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.
Summary: The Touch 3G is a solid performer that will make a great business handset for anyone who doesn't require mechanical input. We, however, would have liked to have seen this smartphone with a keyboard for more accurate messaging.
Pros: TouchFLO 2D is great, Good performance, Excellent battery life, Great online experience
Cons: No substantial internal storage, No physical keypad, Charging port doubles as headphone socket
Summary: While it uses a technology still in its infancy, the HTC Touch is the beginning of the future of mobile phone interfaces. A lack of 3G connectivity and a slow processor are sour points, but the stylish design and touch screen are attractions.
Pros: TouchFLO interface, Stylish and compact design, 1GB microSD card included, Redesigned home page, Windows Mobile 6 OS
Cons: No 3G/HSDPA, Slow processor, Proprietary USB connection, Battery life
Excerpt: Smartphone of all trades, master of some The HTC Touch (or MDA Touch if like me you have the T-Mobile version) has been heralded as the Windows Mobile answer to the iPhone. Well I am here to tell you it is no such thing! This is neither good or bad, just a fact! The Touch is a smart phone running Microsoft’s latest CE implementation, Windows Mobile 6.
Pros: Sleek. Nice Touch interface. Small
Cons: Slow processor, limited memory. Only one assignable button
Summary: While not a iPhone killer, the HTC Touch represents good value for money. If you can do without 3G support or a high-res camera, then the Touch will offer most features you'd require from a smartphone.
Pros: Lightweight and thin, Windows Mobile 6, Good battery life, TouchFLO provides quick access to common tasks, 1GB micro SD card included, Represents good value
Cons: TouchFLO only suitable for limited functions, No 3G support, No headphone jack