The HTC Touch2 has just been unveiled. This entry-level Windows phone will be among this company’s first running Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro.
This model — code-named the HTC Mega — is going to be at the cutting-edge when it comes to its operating system, but this doesn’t mean the Mega will be a cutting-edge device. For example, it will have only a relatively small, low-resolution display: 2.8 inches and 240 by 320 pixels.
The Touch2 will be a Windows phone, but its user interface will be HTC’s own TouchFLO, which has been designed to make it easier for users to control the device with their fingertips. This also makes it more consumer-friendly, emphasizing music playback and weather reports.
It will include a new version of Internet Explorer Mobile, which will support Adobe Flash, enabling Flash video content, like YouTube, to be played in the browser.
The Mega will be a quad-band GSM-based device with HSDPA. It will also have Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1 with stereo support.
Other features will include a 3 MPx fixed-focus camera, a GPS receiver, and 3.5 mm headset jack.
Overall, it will be 4.1 by 2.2 by 0.5 inches (104 x 55 x 12.9 mm) and weigh 4 ounces (110 g) with battery
Coming Next Month
The HTC Touch2 will launch on October 6, with broad availability in a variety of European and Asian markets shortly thereafter.
There is no word yet on an American release, and the initial version will not have support for N. American 3G frequencies.
Pricing will be set by the wireless carriers who offer it, but the Touch2 is expected to be relatively inexpensive.