The HTC Touch has been on the market in Europe and Asia for several months, where its selling very well. Even though this smartphone has yet to officially launch in the U.S., a follow-up model is already available.
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The HTC Touch Dual starts with the basic tablet shape of the earlier model, but add a numberpad that can be hidden behind the 2.6-inch, QVGA touchscreen.
Like its predecessor, the new model runs Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6 Professional, but includes a new way of controlling touchscreen-based devices developed by HTC called TouchFLO. This allows it recognize and respond to the sweep of a finger across the screen, allowing users to easily launch applications without a stylus.
This is a tri-band GSM phone with GPRS and EDGE. Unlike the earlier version, the Touch Duo has support for the European version of HSDPA. In addition, it has Bluetooth 2.0 but not WI-Fi.
It includes 128 MB of RAM and 256 MB of ROM. It also has a slot for microSD cards.
This device has a 2.0 megapixel camera on its back, plus a front-facing one for video conferencing.
The gray-market retailer Mobile Planet lists the Touch Dual for sale, but says "This product is not a stocked item and will be ordered from the distributor when you place an order."
The price is $680 on its web site.
Mobile Planet has put together a video of this smartphone going through its paces.
Via Mobility Site