Monday, January 28, 2008

Quick Look: Sprint HTC Touch (video)

Hello everyone. As previously promised, today's post will be another newer, hardware review. This time we will be taking a look at Sprint's HTC Touch. The Touch has been out for a few months and at times has been called the 'corporate iphone' due to it being a purely touchscreen pda (no hardware keyboard) and running WM6 (in turn, allows outlook/goodlink to be installed).

Here are some basic/quick specs:

  • 400mhz qualcomm cpu

  • 2.8" 65K TFT LCD

    • 240x320 resolution

    • landscape and portrait modes.



  • 128 RAM, 256MB Flash ROM

    • (avail to user: 73/256mb respectively)



  • Cellular: CDMA dual band, EVDO Rev. 0 and 1XRTT data

  • Bluetooth 2.0 spec

  • 2.0 MP camera / video recorder

  • microSD slot (SDHC supported)

  • tethering via BT or USB cable to laptop/pc (supports PAN bluetooth profile and bt dialup also)

  • Windows Mobile 6 Prof Ed.

    • includes Mobile Office, IE, Outlook, HTC's Today Screen and launcher software and more)



  • See Sprint.com for more/full details


I got about a full day to play and use the HTC Touch. Unfortunately I did my video quick look before really getting my hands on it. :) So lets take a look at the Touch and my quick look video. Read more and view the vid. (and yes, i do get a bit excited w/new toys.. hehehe).



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http://youtube.com/watch?v=9HXWaVEt-Zg

Overall; a super sexy, nearly 'iPhone-killer' corp phone.

Things that are good:

  • small and feels 'grippy' (has the rubber suede feel that lots of phones are using)

  • nice display, decent touchscreen responsiveness, htc's today screen

  • windows mobile 6 = corporate email and tons of apps

  • HTC's builtin task manager program! every WM device SHOULD HAVE THIS!!!!

  • HTC's touch interface (not perfect but a good step in the right direction)


Not that cool:

  • can bog down w/lots of apps open (mediaplayer and ie and goodlinke email)

  • screen gets really dirty, screen protector is a must!

  • no motion sensing or flashdrive built in

  • spendy! (esp the unlocked GSM version)

  • weird ExtUSB adapter plug for headphones/while charger