Sprint is announcing the upcoming availability of Touch by HTC, a full touch screen wireless phone integrating Windows Mobile 6 with advanced entertainment features.
Operating on the Sprint Mobile Broadband network based on the CDMA EVDO standard, the Touch by HTC brings together email and other essential business applications with Sprint's exclusive multimedia content including over-the-air music downloads, live TV and more.
With a nearly 3-inch display, Touch by HTC features integrated TouchFLO technology, developed by HTC, leveraging smooth navigation through menus with a finger swipe. In addition, the TouchFLO cube brings a 3D cube interface allowing quick access to entertainment, communication tools and a "Dial-by-picture" photo caller ID screen.
Touch by HTC leverages the broad functionality of Windows Mobile 6 with Outlook Mobile for -mail integration, Office Mobile, Windows Live and the ability to run thousands of third-party applications. It also allows users to surf the web with Internet Explorer, send and receive e-mails, chat on Messenger and send files to their own web space through Windows Live.
The home screen provides one-touch access to email, text messages, calendar appointments and contacts, as well as current weather conditions and forecasts for hundreds of cities around the world.
Touch by HTC offers MicroSD card slot that supports up to 4GB – a 512MB card is included with the device. Additional features include a 2.0 MP camera/camcorder with up to 5X zoom, advanced stereo Bluetooth and Voice-activated dialing.
The device measures 4.0" x 2.4" x 0.6" and weighs 4 ounces. This device will be priced at US$249.99 with a two-year subscriber agreement and a US$100 mail-in rebate. Standard data rates apply for music and other content downloads.
Touch by HTC will be available on 4th November in all Sprint channels including on-line.