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Topic # 16217 29-Sep-2007 17:40
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Wow the HTC Touch Slide looks freaking awesome!  I figured the HTC Touch looked average as, but this is like nice! I want it!


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  Reply # 91216 16-Oct-2007 11:22
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And its 3G

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  Reply # 91219 16-Oct-2007 12:22
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I presume it is this one? Called Touch Dual by HTC?
http://www.htc.com/product/03-product_htctouch_dual.htm
I'm also waiting more info on the likelihood of the release (at least through Sprint or Verizon) of the CDMA version of the Touch (no mention I can find of a CDMA Touch-Dual unfortunately).





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  Reply # 91223 16-Oct-2007 12:38
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Looks like Telus (Canada) just announced first rollout of CDMA version of the HTC Touch in North America.

http://www.bctechnology.com/scripts/display_news.cfm?id=25316

Wonder if it'll get here sometime!





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Reply # 91227 16-Oct-2007 12:47
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edge: Looks like Telus (Canada) just announced first rollout of CDMA version of the HTC Touch in North America.
http://www.bctechnology.com/scripts/display_news.cfm?id=25316
Wonder if it'll get here sometime!


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  Reply # 91229 16-Oct-2007 12:49
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Very sleek - what are the specs?




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  Reply # 91238 16-Oct-2007 14:41
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The HTC Touch Slide has a keyboard similar to the Blackberry Pearl, Ie keys are grouped in twos (QW,  ER, TY, UI, OP kind of thing)

The HTC Touch Dual has normal numeric keys.

So the HTC Touch Slide is a more efficient way of text entry.

Hmm CDMA Touch?  Just the Touch or will it be the Slide/Dual?

I wouldn't get the Touch without the Keyboard myself.  The only way to input text would be to use a stylus, which would be even 10x slower than using the iPhone I think, plus the screen is only QVGA I beleive.


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  Reply # 91242 16-Oct-2007 15:33
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HTC Touch Slide has no Wireless. You are stuck with your telcos data connection.

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  Reply # 91246 16-Oct-2007 15:51
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I hadn't noticed earlier but I see the CDMA Touch doesn't have wi-fi either (at least in its Telus incarnation).  If anyone is interested it is now on the Telus website.

http://www.telusmobility.com/bc/pcs/handset_htc_p3050.shtml

There is a link to the user guide at the bottom of the page for more detail for those interested.  I didn't link straight to it as the pdf file is almost 5MB!

The above manual indicates that the CDMA Touch has options of an on-screen keypad (normal phone keypad) or on-screen keyboard (20-key qwerty equivalent) for entry (as well as usual transcriber etc).  Haven't tried an i-Phone or similar so don't know how practical those are for character entry?  Do note the 400MHz processor versus the 201MHz for the GSM version.

P.S. Thanks for the heads up Brad - just need to see how far away the horizon is today (pretty close here in Wgtn given the weather right now!).

P.P.S. (edit) - it is indeed QVGA macuser.





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  Reply # 91289 16-Oct-2007 20:50
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HTC Touch(without physical keyboard)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=lP2qCDCBv2w&mode=related&search=

Iphone

http://youtube.com/watch?v=a2sHDEqmlho&mode=user&search=

LOL ok thats just showing how the interface on the iPhone runs, and how this guy doesn't have a GF.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0xLDglU_jWU

Thats one of them using the keyboard on the iPhone, I think thats A good example of speeds that you could acheive typing.



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