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HTC may be announcing more TouchFLO devices soon

So let's continue rumor Monday with a couple of articles at found at MoDaCo. Their first article takes us to Smart Mobile Gadgets page on the HTC TyTN II that has specs to make any gadget fan drool, including Windows Mobile 6, 3 megapixel camera, tilted 2.8 inch display, 256MB ROM and 128MB RAM, 360 degree jog dial, integrated GPS, QWERTY keyboard, 3G wireless radio, and TouchFLO technology. I was pleased when HTC came out with their TouchFLO technology on the HTC Touch, but that device hardware was too limiting for my needs. Now with specs like this and TouchFLO I think the TyTN II will be a compelling product. HTC may also be announcing the HTC Polaris with 3.5 inch VGA display.
Written by Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer on

So let's continue rumor Monday with a couple of articles found at MoDaCo. Their first article takes us to Smart Mobile Gadgets page on the HTC TyTN II that has specs to make any gadget fan drool, including Windows Mobile 6, 3 megapixel camera, tilted 2.8 inch display, 256MB ROM and 128MB RAM, 360 degree jog dial, integrated GPS, QWERTY keyboard, 3G wireless radio, and TouchFLO technology. I was pleased when HTC came out with their TouchFLO technology on the HTC Touch, but that device hardware was too limiting for my needs. Now with specs like this and TouchFLO I think the TyTN II will be a compelling product. I recently traded my Nokia E61i for an HTC TyTN so I could use my iPhone SIM card with 3G in the U.S. and now see device that I'll have to start saving up for in the TyTN II. The TyTN II looks just like the rumored HTC Kaiser, but with the TouchFLO technology.

Credit: Smart Mobile Gadgets

The next rumored HTC device mentioned on MoDaCo and then linking to the Smart Mobile Gadgets site is the HTC Pxxxx (Polaris). This is apparently a successor to the HTC Artemis and has similar specs to the TyTN II (TouchFLO, GPS, 3G, etc), except uses a slimmer design with no QWERTY keyboard. The rumored HTC Polaris also has a 3.5 inch VGA display and an FM radio that sets it apart from the high end specs found also in the TyTN II.

While I find the Palm Treo 800p rumored device to be a bit boring, these two high-end HTC devices offer compelling enough features that I think will appeal to many mobile gadget fans. While the TouchFLO technology may not have the same WOW factor as the Apple iPhone, I do think it offers a nice UI and navigation control for many needs. Combined with this large VGA display, TouchFLO may make the device even more iPhone-like. You can't really compare the iPhone to these high-end devices though since these HTC devices have so much more functionality and the iPhone is really just a feature phone with a very cool UI.

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