HTC Corporation has introduced the HTC Touch2, a compact smartphone that is also one of the first Windows phones to be announced and based on the new Windows Mobile 6.5 OS.
The device comes with new services like Microsoft My Phone for online backup and Windows Marketplace for Mobile that allows users to select and purchase software directly from the handset.
The HTC Touch2 delivers a familiar touch experience that millions of people have come to expect and rely on from HTC in their daily lives,” said Peter Chou, Chief Executive Officer, HTC Corporation. “Whether it’s making a call, checking in with a friend or simply responding to an important email, the HTC Touch2 puts you in touch and in control.”
The HTC Touch2 ensures that everything is at your fingertips in a compact design that fits comfortably in your hand. An advanced smartphone with everything you expect and more, the HTC Touch2 includes a variety of HTC enhancements including TouchFLO, an enhanced user interface that includes integrated weather updates and quick touch access to a variety of the most popular applications. In addition, the Touch2 includes Google Maps for Mobile, YouTube and more.
As a new Windows phone, the HTC Touch2 showcases the messaging, browsing and productivity capabilities delivered by Windows Mobile 6.5.
With the re-designed Internet Explorer Mobile, the Touch2 displays desktop style Web pages. The HTC Touch2 includes a zoom bar for reflowing text to an optimum size. Internet Explorer Mobile also supports Adobe Flash, enabling Flash video content, like YouTube, to be viewed easily.
The HTC Touch2 will initially be available to customers on 6th October with broad availability in a variety of European and Asian markets in early Q4 2009. No price information was disclosed.