HTC Touches base

Summary:Back in June I went to the launch of HTC's Touch, a Windows Mobile 6 smartphone that some touted as an "iPhone killer", thanks to its (somewhat) iPhone-like TouchFLO interface.

Back in June I went to the launch of HTC's Touch, a Windows Mobile 6 smartphone that some touted as an "iPhone killer", thanks to its (somewhat) iPhone-like TouchFLO interface.

HTC Touch: no keyboard and GPRS/EDGE only

Your correspondent wasn't fooled, of course, describing the Touch as "a moderately-featured Windows Mobile 6 device with a bit of touch-screen eye candy bolted on top"; I also bemoaned the lack of a keyboard and 3G/HSDPA connectivity — a view endorsed by the full review that followed.

Although predicting the appearance of 3G/HSDPA and a slide-out keyboard in the Touch range didn't require Nostradamus levels of prescience, it's gratifying to see that this has now happened, in the shape of the Touch Dual (see also our photo story).

HTC Touch Dual: mobile phone-style keypad and 3G/HSDPA connectivity

I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the new, improved Touch Dual. Hope it lasts longer than my original Touch...

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