HTC Touch Dual phone: Very nice but should it have Wi-Fi?

The HTC Touch Dual, well I could chat about this phone all day but then that is boring so what I will do is give you the basics and then show you the specs how does that sound. I really do like this phone because I am always up for new technology; the part I love about the HTC Touch Dual has to be the HTC’s TouchFLO.

Ok so what is TouchFLO, well basically TouchFLO is a gesture recognition technology which allows enhanced finger touch browsing and scrolling of web pages plus new function which also allows the ability to view photo slideshows by using the in screen controls to zoom in and out and even rotate your images.

HTC Touch Dual phone 1

My only concern is I really do think they missed out one vital component which is Wi-Fi, the HTC Touch Dual really should have had this feature, oh well never mind.

HTC Touch Dual phone main specifications –
– HSDPA / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900
– 2.6 inch TFT touchscreen with 65K colors & 240 x 320 pixels
– Handwriting recognition
– Vibration
– TouchFLO finger swipe navigation
– 16-key standard or there is 20-key QWERTY keyboard
– MP3 & Polyphonic (40 channels) ringtones
– Photo call & In shared memory (Phonebook)
– Call records
– microSD (TransFlash) Card slot
– GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
– 3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps

HTC Touch Dual phone 2

– Bluetooth v2.0
– miniUSB
– 128 MB RAM
– 256 MB ROM
– Qualcomm MSM 7200
– 400 MHz processor
– HTML (PocketIE) & WAP 2.0/xHTML Browser
– Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional OS
– Email, MMS, SMS & Instant Messaging
– Games
– 2 megapixel camera with 1600×1200 pixels & video plus secondary CIF video call camera
– Pocket Office(Word, Excel, Outlook, PDF viewer)
– Video & audio album
– Built-in handsfree, Java MIDP 2.0, MP3/AAC player & Voice memo
– Up to 250 hours standby
– Up to 5 hours talk time
– 107 x 55 x 15.8 mm
– 120 grams

NO Infrared port — NO WLAN & NO HSCSD

Do you think that the HTC Touch Dual should have Wi-Fi?

It looks like that Orange will be offering the HTC Touch Dual phone in the UK later this month sometime and the phone will in fact be available for free yes FREE with a £35 a month contract plan.


17 thoughts on “HTC Touch Dual phone: Very nice but should it have Wi-Fi?”

  1. Pete says:

    HTC probably did not “leave out” WiFI. It was most likely the network operators who said no to WiFi. NetOps define what feature get offered on phone and they have no interest at all in offering WiFi. Imagine if all phone came with WiFi and Skype. The NetOps revenue would be cut drastically.

    Of course this phone needs WiFi and the lack of it is why I will not buy one.

  2. Jason says:

    Well to be honest all, I disagree! I guess that could be the fact that Wifi isn’t as ubiquitous as it is in other parts of the world, but put simply, having HSDPA and 3.6mbps broadband from my phone regardless of my location means I have no need for Wifi. In fact, I’ve been at friends places that don’t have internet and I can use my touch dual + laptop to connect up so I feel it’s more appropriate for my needs.

    Wifi is just going to chew up more battery in any case!


  3. Steve says:

    I purchased the Touch Dual a couple of weeks ago and very impressed. Can’t see the big deal about wifi as I have contract with t-mobile that gives unlimited data download. Remember wifi is not ubiquitous.

  4. Jackie says:

    I think that the Touch Dual doesn’t need Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi isn’t an essential for a phone. I think that the HTC Dual Touch is one of the best phones money can buy. It has got practically everything. The only down side is learning how to use it. I have always been using Sony Ericsson so using a HTC is quite a challenge, but in the end it was all wrth it.

  5. andy says:

    I’ve owned loads of mobiles but this is by far the best (in my opinion) No need for wi-fi on the touch dual because it has both 3g and HSDPA. On T-Mobile I have internet access available anywhere I can get a signal.

    awesome phone

  6. Doug Rickards says:

    I have had this phone for a few months now and I am still finding new features and ways that it can enhance my life (thanks to the joy of windows and millions of apps)

    I have found a Review of the HTC Touch Dual’s camera and also a compiled a list of handy and mostly free applications here: http://basicdog.co.uk

  7. Mikey says:

    Actually I’m not too fussed with the wifi issue. The fact it has a HSDPA connection 3.6 mbp is sufficient enough for it to run videos on youtube via Operas mobile browser (version 9.5 that is). 3.6 mbp usually is your average standard home broadband speed.
    Depending on what network you are on the network coverage you get, HSDPA will do the same as a wifi connection: just without the need to enter a password to access a router. (i find this an upside anyway)

    but if you reallly want to go the extra mile… have a look at the MDA Compact IV… 7.2 mbs and it iludes wifi! sweet huh?

  8. She's-k says:

    i planned to have one, can anyone provides me some information about it? others who already have this mob. phone for a long term.


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