The HTC Touch Dual, a version of this company’s popular touchscreen-centered smartphone that includes a sliding keyboard, is going to be released in the United States later this year.
While the older version of the Dual was designed for overseas networks, the U.S. model will include quad-band GSM/EDGE, and dual-band HSDPA for North America, as well Windows Mobile 6.1.
The device also features a 20-key slide-out numberpad for text input and dialing, and HTC’s TouchFLO custom interface.
The U.S. version of the Touch Dual will be available within the next three months from both Best Buy and HTC’s retail site.
No pricing information is available at this time.