HTC Touch Windows Mobile Smartphone - HTC Touch

By Riyad Emeran



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The Touch weighs in at 114g, which is just over 20g lighter than the iPhone. It definitely doesn’t feel heavy in your pocket, and the dimensions of 100 x 58 x 14mm are pretty svelte for a smartphone. Although the Touch is smaller than the iPhone, it’s slighter thicker – plus it’s worth remembering that Apple’s baby sports a 3.5in 320 x 480 screen compared to the Touch’s 2.8in 240 x 320 display.

The screen on the Touch isn’t a bad example, but I really would like to see larger devices like this ship with higher resolution displays. After all, the Samsung D600 shipped with a 240 x 320 resolution 2in screen back in October 2005. The screen is bright and has a good viewing angle, while the screen protector that’s bundled in the box does a good job of keeping it scratch free without spoiling the look of the device.

Below the screen is a very cool looking, square four-way navigation key, with a central Select button, and on either side of this are Call and End buttons – there are no soft keys at all. The tactile, rubberised, black finish that covers most of the Touch makes it pleasant to hold and allows you to keep a good grip. There’s a chrome band that runs all around the edge of the device, and this is where all the hard buttons and controls are located. On the left site there’s a rocker switch for adjusting the volume, while the power button nestles on the top edge. On the right is a dedicated button for the 2-megapixel camera, while the stylus slides out at the top right corner. At the bottom is the mini-USB connector, the reset button and a lanyard loop – should you want to hang the Touch around your neck! You need to remove the back of the casing to access the SIM and micro-SD card slots, but at least you don’t need to remove the battery.

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July 7, 2008, 8:27 pm

Dear Riyad I am a recreational pilot and have been using a HP-ipod and independent GPS receiver loaded with memory map as part of my navigational aids. I met a bloke in Switzerland this weekend who had it all on a HTC touch mobile phone which was space age stuff to me. I was very impressed and would like something similar. After reading your review on the HTC touch and only understanding half of it could you please advice me on a short list of phones to consider. I am basically PC illiterate and require a simple and user friendly phone. My wish list would be Phone, camera, texting and integrated GPS (only as i assume it would save on batteries). Bear in mind i do not have a clue how to access the internet or send an e-mail using my existing phone. I hope you can point me in the right direction.

Lewis Woodward

December 19, 2008, 9:01 pm

hey andrew

i have a HTC TOUCH, i am 16 years old and i find my phone easy to use. it doesnt take long getting use to and it has all the features you're after. texting and searching the web is easy with the touch keyboard but like i said, it takes some getting use to. the music player is good and there is nothing wrong with the headphones that come with it, they're just as good as any other mobile headphones on the market. the phone comes with a very handy manual that helped me alot. my HTC is easy to use and loads of fun !

Frida Mutesi

November 16, 2011, 5:24 pm

I am Frida living in Rwanda - Africa, have a problem connecting my HTC touch mobile to the computer, and also connecting to internet. Any help? Again, I have never seen anywhere I can buy its accessories, what will happen when I need to buy a battery?

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