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Official HTC Press Release: HTC Touch Pro Bridges Mobile Work With Mobile Play

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

Taipei, Taiwan – June 4, 2008 – HTC Corp., a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today unveiled its advanced next generation business phone, the HTC Touch Proâ„¢. Bringing a beautiful new angle to mobile business productivity, the HTC Touch Pro utilizes similar styling and functionality of the highly anticipated Touch Diamondâ„¢ and introduces a variety of business-focused enhancements that make getting work done on the go quick and easy.

“The HTC Touch Pro and Touch Diamond have created a new generation of HTC touch devices that make the promise of the one-hand, one-touch mobile Internet a reality,” said Peter Chou, president and CEO, HTC Corp. “HTC Touch Pro is for those customers that demand the ease of use and enjoyment of TouchFLOâ„¢ 3D and want the styling of the Touch Diamond but also need the powerful mobile business experience that HTC delivers.”

A New Dimension To Touch — One hand, one touch
HTC has taken a great leap forward in touch screen innovation with its 3D touch interface called TouchFLO 3D. TouchFLO 3D provides a stunningly intuitive way to zip through common tasks like messaging, calendar appointments or making calls with just one touch. Delve a little deeper to find that your music, photos, contacts and surfing the web are also responsive to the touch. In addition, the Touch Pro includes a new innovative touch-sensitive control for device interaction.

Making The Mobile Internet Useful and Fun
With the introduction of Touch Diamond and Touch Pro, HTC delivers an entirely new mobile Internet experience that utilizes broadband-like speeds with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and wireless connectivity. Committed to improving Web browsing, HTC provides a new customized mobile Web browser that enables easy viewing and effortless navigation 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 with one-hand and automatically view optimized content that has been specially created to fit the display. Turning the device sideways automatically rotates the web page view from a portrait to landscape view.
In addition to Web browsing, the Touch Pro includes an HTC-developed, YouTube application for watching a variety of user generated video content as well as including Google Maps for mobile for mapping and traffic data.

Unmatched Style With Complete Productivity
Like the Touch Diamond, Touch Pro is crafted with precision to fit comfortably in a user’s hand and brings together elegant touch screen response with the direct precision of HTC’s trademark sliding keyboard design. Introducing a new five-row QWERTY keyboard layout that makes typing-intensive tasks like composing email or working on Microsoft Office® documents quick and easy. Built-in TV-out functionality means users can deliver the perfect PowerPoint® presentation from the Touch Pro.

Bursting with Innovation
The Touch Pro delivers an unrivalled combination of features and functionality. The 2.8 inch display provides near-print quality viewing that enables beautiful Web browsing and viewing of photographs. The built-in camera includes an optical auto-focus lens that ensures the photos you take will be clear and consistent. Advanced wireless and auto sensor screen pivoting are just a few of the features that make the Touch Pro experience a stand out.

Availability
The HTC Touch Proâ„¢ will be available to customers across all major European, Asian and the Middle East markets in late summer. The North American and Latin American versions of Touch 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
– Operating system: Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
– Display: 2.8-inch VGA touch screen
– Camera: 3.2MP, with the second VGA camera for video calling
– Internal memory: 512 MB flash, 288 MB RAM
– Expansion Slot: microSDâ„¢ 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 (11-pin mini-USB 2.0,
– Interface: HTC ExtUSB audio jack, and TV out in one)
– Battery: 1340 mAh
– Talk time: GSM: up to 8 hours
– Standby time: GSM: up to two-weeks MSM
– Chipset: Qualcomm 528MHz7201A

HTC Introduces New Accessories
Also today, HTC announced multiple accessories will be available for the Touch Diamond and Touch Pro including a similarly designed desktop cradle and travel charger accessory pack as well as an extended battery and slim collapsible case for the Touch Diamond.

About HTC
Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) designs, manufactures and markets innovative, feature rich smartphone and PDA Phone devices.

Since its establishment, HTC has developed strong R&D capabilities, pioneered many new designs and product innovations and launched state-of-the-art PDA Phones and smartphones for mobile operators and distributors in Europe, the US, and Asia. These machines are available as HTC devices and as products individually customized for operator and device partners.

HTC is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile device market. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.
The names of companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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  1. Julian Maurice says:

    After owning this phone for 8 weeks I am amazed how awful it is, if ever there is a case for “not fit for purpose” this phone is it.

    HTC have tried so hard to create a slick graphic interface that they seem to have forgetten that this is in fact a phone, not just a screen with lots of pretty pictures, and it is as a phone that this device completely lacks any user friendliness.

    This phone cannot perform the task of making and receiving calls with any reliability. The phone dialler interface has been designed without any thought.

    The most annoying aspect of the phone is the inclusion of a large on-screen “END CALL” button, which is posibly the most stupid and pointless idea I have ever encountered on a phone. THIS IS A MAJOR FAULT WITH THE PHONE because you can’t put the phone to your ear without rejecting a call, also if the phone is in your pocket, or in a case the phone will ALWAYS REJECT A CALL.

    HTC must have found the same problem when they tested the phone, so instead of redesigning the inteface they have just disabled the screen as soon as a call is answered, making dealing with other incoming calls or checking messages very difficult. Words cannot discribe how useless this very expensive device is as a phone.

    Is there anything about this phone that I like..hmmm lets think…no.

    It crashes, the user interface is a step back from the previous one, the phone often needs restting, the reception is awful, the speaker is almost silent, the glossy case gets grubby almost instantly, GPS connection is slow causing Satnav software to lag, the Music player will not sync with Windows media player, the keyboard is buggy, battery life is poor, the on screen keyboard changes from alpha numeric to Qwerty and sync with Outlook can be problematic.

    In summation, I have owned and used PDA’s for around 7 years now, and this smartphone has to be the most awful device I have ever owned. I am so fed up with it I have begun using my old phone.