The highest specification model to come from the Touch range of HTC phones has now been launched in the UK, the HTC Touch HD is the latest in a long line of smartphones to be released of late following on directly from the groundbraking Diamond edition.
This latest version takes mobile technology a step further and adds a large viewing screen and 5.0 megapixel camera lens into the mix for good measure, the HTC Touch HD is soon to be joined by a 3G edition aptly enough called the Touch 3G.
The HTC Touch HD sets a precedent in terms of screen size and quality as it comes with a huge 3.8 inch, WVGA Touchscreen that could boast as being the best on the market, (certainly larger and better than the 3.5 inches of the iPhone 3G). Browsing is taken to a new level with the Touch HD’s 800 pixel widescreen that can handle most web pages without having to scale them down, there are only two other mobile phones that are able to achieve this – the Nokia E90 which has been around fro a while now and the new Sony Ericsson Xperia X1.
With such highly advanced technological devices camera specification is often compromised, not so with the HTC Touch HD. Incorporating a fantastic 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and secondary VGA video camera for video calling the HTC Touch HD is streets ahead in this particular department when compared to other Windows based mobile handsets.
The HTC Touch HD also offers GPS navigation which when coupled with the large screen makes a perfect alternative to a TOM TOM or other standalone system, a simple in-car holder will make things far easier when crawling the roads between meetings.
Other notable features include WiFi connectivity, Pocket Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PDF viewer and OneNote), EDGE, HSDPA and GPS Receiver. Supported by Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional the Windows experience is made all the more easier through the HTC’s TouchFlo 3D finger swipe navigation, all of which ensures that the HTC Touch HD will no doubt provide the iPhone with some stiff competition.
Add ot this a zippy 528MHz Qualcomm 7201A processor, microSD/SDHC expansion slot, large 1350mAH battery and iPhone comparable dimensions of just 115 x 62.8 x 12mm and we could be looking at a real alternative?
HTC have even considered users who love their music by incorporating a standard 3.5mm jack for alternative headphones, plus the HTC Touich HD has a built-in FM Radio fro when the music collection is just not enough.
Multimedia format support includes various AAC, AMR, MP3 and Windows Media formats, plus widescreen video for the ultimate entertainment experience and there is a substantial 512mb of internal memory which can expanded using SDHC or MicroSD cards for storing those all important music, video and shared files.
In conclusion the HTC Touch HD is an extrememly impressive mobile phone only lacking a QWERTY keypad but with touchscreen technology and handwriting recognition for text input this should not be a problem.
Although initially released on Orange pay monthly contract deals the HTC Touch HD is expected to be launched on further UK networks over the coming days as well as a confirmed SIM Free release later in the month.
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