HTC Corp. has unveiled its advanced next generation business phone, the HTC Touch Pro. The HTC Touch Pro utilizes similar styling and functionality of the HTC Touch Diamond and introduces a variety of business-focused enhancements.
“The HTC Touch Pro and Touch Diamond have created a new generation of HTC touch devices that make the promise of the one-hand, one-touch mobile Internet a reality,” said Peter Chou, president and CEO, HTC Corp. “HTC Touch Pro is for those customers that demand the ease of use and enjoyment of TouchFLO 3D and want the styling of the Touch Diamond but also need the powerful mobile business experience that HTC delivers.”
The company says it has taken a great leap forward in touch screen innovation with its 3D touch interface called TouchFLO 3D. TouchFLO 3D provides an intuitive way to zip through common tasks like messaging, calendar appointments or making calls with just one touch. On top of that, the Touch Pro includes a new innovative touch-sensitive control for device interaction.
Users will be able to connect to the newest 3G networks with HSDPA technolog at 7.2 Mbps. It also supports wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi and 3G WCDMA (900/2100MHz). It is based on Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1.
HTC provides a new customized mobile Web browser that enables easy viewing and navigation of websites in the way they are designed to be viewed on a PC. As part of this browsing experience users can zoom and pan websites with one-hand and automatically view optimized content that has been specially created to fit the display. Turning the device sideways automatically rotates the web page view from a portrait to landscape view.
In addition to web browsing, the Touch Pro includes an HTC-developed, YouTube application for watching a variety of user generated video content as well as including Google Maps for mobile for mapping and traffic data.
With this device HTC is introducing a new five-row QWERTY keyboard layout that makes typing-intensive tasks like composing email or working on Microsoft Office documents quick and easy. Built-in TV-out functionality means users can deliver the perfect PowerPoint presentation from the Touch Pro.
A 2.8 inch display provides near-print quality viewing and a built-in camera includes an optical auto-focus lens that ensures the photos will be clear and consistent.
The device measures 102 x 51 x 18.05 mm and weighs only 165g.
The HTC Touch Pro will be available to customers across all major European, Asian and the Middle East markets in late summer. The North American and Latin American versions of Touch Pro will be available later in 2008.