HTC expands HTC Touch Family, Unveils the HTC Touch Cruise in India

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HTC expands HTC Touch Family, Unveils the HTC Touch Cruise in India

AU_20080325_TouchCruiseNew Delhi (India), May 6 2008 – HTC Corporation (TAIEX: 2498; “HTC”), the world’s leading provider of Microsoft® Windows Mobile® smart devices, today launched the HTC Touch Cruise™, the third member of the HTC Touch product family and the first to feature built-in GPS for personal navigation. Building on the popularity of the HTC Touch™, and the HTC Touch Dual™, the HTC Touch Cruise also includes the HSDPA wireless connectivity.

Users on the move will easily be able to interact with the HTC Touch Cruise’s navigation functionality and can take advantage of HTC’s TouchFLO™ technology, which enhances finger touch scrolling and browsing of web pages, documents, messages and contact lists, controlled by simply sweeping a finger across the screen. TouchFLO also offers the ability to view photos and photo slideshows using on-screen controls and to zoom and rotate images with only one hand.

Stylish and sleek in design, the HTC Touch Cruise comes in Black Sapphire and is a further illustration of HTC’s commitment to innovation and to building a suite of touchscreen devices that cater to a variety of customer needs and styles. The HTC Home™ screen provides one-touch access to emails, text messages, calendar appointments and contacts as well as current weather conditions and forecasts for   many cities around the world. Users can then simply sweep their finger up the display to launch an animated, three-dimensional interface comprising three screens: Contacts, Media and Applications. The interface can be spun by swiping a finger right or left across the display, providing efficient access to the features consumers use most.

The new Touch Cruise boasts of super fast HSDPA connectivity plus Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®, making it a highly connected device for consumers on the move. Its 2.8” screen is great for enjoying mobile multimedia and because it runs on Windows Mobile 6 Professional, the built-in Windows Media Player is ideal for music and movies.

Mr. Ajay Sharma, Country Manager, HTC (India) said, “The HTC Touch Cruise™ is our latest offering in our continuous commitment of ushering in technologically advanced and top of the line converged devices in India. The original HTC Touch has already proved to be a phenomenal success in India, and the HTC Touch Cruise™ with fully integrated GPS adds another dimension to our leading touchscreen device family. “

The HTC Touch Cruise utilizes mapping and navigation solutions from the MapKing R12 application. Other key features include a three megapixel auto-focus camera, FM radio and microSD memory card slot for adding to the 256MB ROM and 128MB RAM. In addition, it comes with WorldCard Mobile to manage business cards more efficiently.

Launched in June 2007, the HTC Touch was the first member of the HTC Touch family and has proven to be a massive hit since its launch. The HTC Touch Dual, which incorporates HSDPA connectivity and a sliding keyboard, was launched in December 2007.

Pricing & Availability:
The HTC Touch Cruise will be available at all authorized resellers at a suggested retail price of Rs. 32,990/-.

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