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HTC is always introducing new devices it seems and today it’s true as the newest member of the Touch family is announced.  The HTC Touch Pro adds functions to the popular Touch family that are designed to appeal to professionals while meshing it all together with […]

HTC is always introducing new devices it seems and today it’s true as the newest member of the Touch family is announced.  The HTC Touch Pro adds functions to the popular Touch family that are designed to appeal to professionals while meshing it all together with the TouchFLO 3D interface.  The Touch Pro adds a slide-out QWERTY keyboard making it the most versatile and capable Touch phone yet.  It will be released in Europe, Asia and the Middle East in the summer and North America later this year.  HTC is touting "broadband-like speeds with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps andHSUPA wireless connectivity, a 1350 mAh battery with up to 8 hours of talktime, 512 MB flash, 288 MB RAM with micro SD memory card expansion, GPScapabilities, 2.8-inch VGA touch screen and 3.2MP camera equipped with videocalling."

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Full press release after the jump.

HTC Touch Pro Bridges Mobile Work With Mobile Play

Advanced 3D Touch User Interface, Desktop-like browsing,5-row sliding QWERTY Keyboard and Window Mobile 6.1 create hybrid businessphone

Taipei, Taiwan June 4, 2008  HTC Corp., a global leader in mobile phone innovation anddesign, today unveiled its advanced next generation business phone, the HTCTouch Pro. Bringing a beautiful new angle to mobile businessproductivity, the HTC Touch Pro utilizes similar styling and functionality ofthe highly anticipated Touch Diamond and introducesa variety of business-focused enhancements that make getting work done on thego quick and easy.

The HTC Touch Pro and Touch Diamond have created a newgeneration of HTC touch devices that make the promise of the one-hand,one-touch mobile Internet a reality, said PeterChou, president and CEO, HTC Corp.  HTC Touch Prois for those customers that demand the ease of use and enjoyment of TouchFLO3D and want the styling of the Touch Diamond but also need the powerful mobilebusiness experience that HTC delivers.

A New Dimension To Touch One hand, one touch

HTC has taken a great leap forwardin touch screen innovation with its 3D touch interface called TouchFLO 3D.TouchFLO 3D provides a stunningly intuitive way to zip through common taskslike messaging, calendar appointments or making calls with just one touch.Delve a little deeper to find that your music, photos, contacts and surfing theweb are also responsive to the touch.  In addition, the Touch Pro includesa new innovative touch-sensitive control for device interaction.

Making The Mobile Internet Usefuland Fun

With the introduction of TouchDiamond and Touch Pro, HTC delivers an entirely new mobile Internet experiencethat utilizes broadband-like speeds with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA wirelessconnectivity.  Committed to improving Web browsing, HTC provides a newcustomized mobile Web browser that enables easy viewing and effortlessnavigation of Websites in the way they are designed to be viewed on a PC.As part of this browsing experience users can zoom and pan Websites withone-hand and automatically view optimized content that has been speciallycreated to fit the display. Turning the device sideways automatically rotatesthe web page view from a portrait to landscape view.

In addition to Web browsing, theTouch Pro includes an HTC-developed, YouTube application for watching a varietyof user generated video content as well as including Google Maps for mobile formapping and traffic data.

Unmatched Style With CompleteProductivity

Like the Touch Diamond, Touch Pro iscrafted with precision to fit comfortably in a usershand and brings together elegant touch screen response with the directprecision of HTCs trademark sliding keyboard design.  Introducing a newfive-row QWERTY keyboard layout that makes typing-intensive tasks likecomposing email or working on Microsoft Office® documentsquick and easy. Built-in TV-out functionality means users can deliver theperfect PowerPoint® presentation from the Touch Pro.

Bursting with Innovation

The Touch Pro delivers an unrivalledcombination of features and functionality.  The 2.8 inch display providesnear-print quality viewing that enables beautiful Web browsing and viewing ofphotographs. The built-in camera includes an optical auto-focus lens thatensures the photos you take will be clear and consistent. Advanced wireless andauto sensor screen pivoting are just a few of the features that make the TouchPro experience a stand out.

Availability

The HTC Touch Prowill be available to customers across all major European, Asian and the MiddleEast markets in late summer. The North American and Latin American versions ofTouch Pro will be available later in 2008.

Key HTC Touch Pro Specifications

  • Size: 102 x 51 x 18.05mm
  • Weight: 165 g
  • Connectivity: WCDMA / HSPA: 900/2100MHz. HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA
  • Operating system: Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
  • Display: 2.8-inch VGA touch screen
  • Camera: 3.2MP, with video calling
  • Internal memory: 512 MB flash, 288 MB RAM
  • Expansion     Slot: microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • Keyboard:  Slide-out 5 row QWERTY keyboard
  • Bluetooth: 2.0 with EDR
  • Wireless: WiFi 802.11b/g
  • GPS: GPS/AGPS
  • Interface: HTC ExtUSBä (mini-USB and audio jack in     one; USB 2.0 High-Speed)
  • Battery: 1350 mAh
  • Talk time: GSM: up to 8 hours
  • Standby time: GSM: up to two-weeks
  • Chipset: QualcommÒ MSM 7201Aä     528MHz

HTC Introduces New Accessories

Also today, HTC announced multipleaccessories will available for the Touch Diamond and Touch Pro including asimilarly designed desktop cradle and travel charger accessory pack as well asan extended battery and slim collapsible case for the Touch Diamond.

  1. It does not tilt. :(

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  2. HTC, come home – all is forgiven! ;)

    I was scared that they’d have repeated the horrible mistake of the Diamond and put a 900MAh battery into this thing, but 1350 is a lot more reasonable.

    I was pretty sure I was looking at an Xperia X1 for myself next, but this definitely throws that into doubt. Fast, VGA, GPS, keyboard… bravo, HTC.

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  3. GoodThings2Life Wednesday, June 4, 2008

    This will definitely be my next phone when they bring it to Sprint later this year.

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  4. Hi Kevin,

    Could you compare the advantages and disadvantages between the HTC Touch Pro and the Sony Ericsson Xperia 1. I was aiming and planning to get the X1 but then this came out and I wonder no which would be the better device? Also does the HTC Touch Pro touchscreen, allow touch like a capacitative touch screen or like a hard touch that uses a stylus or both? i would like both so i can have handwriting recognition and easy touch control with my fingers.

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  5. I’m still waiting for HTC to take the Touch but turn it into a slider with the Dash’s keyboard. Then give it T-mobiles 3g network, with a cherry on top.

    I like my Dash because its truly a one handed device. All side out keyboards are to wide to use with one hand.

    Any thoughts? Anyone else staying away from two handed smartphones?

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