iPhone rival: HTC TOUCH

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Devil's Refugee, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. cleanup macrumors 68030

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  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    it already is. ;)
     
  3. Devil's Refugee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    http://www.expansys.com/p.aspx?i=149713&partner=adwords

    Handset Only Price: £354.95 (incl VAT) contract free !!!! :D

    Apple iPhone
    Technical Specifications
    Screen size 3.5 inches
    Screen resolution 320 by 480 at 160 ppi
    Input method Multi-touch
    Operating system OS X
    Storage 4GB or 8GB
    GSM Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
    Wireless data Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0
    Camera 2.0 megapixels
    Battery Up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing
    Up to 16 hours Audio playback

    Dimensions 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm
    Weight 4.8 ounces / 135 grams


    HTC Touch
    Processor:

    TI's OMAP™ 850, 201 MHz
    Operating System:

    Windows Mobile® 6 Professional
    Memory:

    ROM 128 MB
    SDRAM: 64 MB DDR
    Dimensions:

    99.9mm (L) X 58mm (W) X 13.9mm (T)
    Weight:

    112g with battery
    Display:

    2.8" LCD touch screen with backlight
    240 X 320 dots resolution with 65,536 colors
    Network:

    GSM/GPRS/EDGE Tri-band: 900, 1800, 1900 (The device will operate on frequencies available from the cellular network.
    Device Control:

    HTC TouchFLO™
    5-Way navigation control
    Connectivity:

    Bluetooth® 2.0
    Wi-Fi® IEEE 802.11 b/g
    HTC ExtUSB™ (11-pin mini-USB and audio jack in one)
    Camera:

    2.0 megapixel CMOS color camera
    Audio:

    Built-in microphone and 3-in-1 speaker
    Windows Media Player supported formats: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WMA, WAV, QCELP, MPEG4, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
    Battery: Rechargeable Li-lon battery

    Capacity: 1100 mAh
    Standby time: Up to 200 hours
    Talk time: Up to 5 hours
    Expansion Slot:

    microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
    AC Adapter:

    Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60Hz
    DC output: 5V and 1A
     
  4. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    Serious? That's ****ing expensive! Pardon my language. Isn't that even more than the iPhone?

    Basically, I want somethign that I can use to browse the web wirelessly when I'm at a coffee shop or something. I want to check email, news, maybe chat on MSN a bit. I want a big bright screen and long battery life, but I really don't need anything else. It doens't need to be a phone or a music player or anything. I just wanna browse the web for cheap!!!

    Really my most inexpensive option is a PSP. It has Wi-Fi and a really really nice screen but the navigation blows donkey goats.

    I was actually thinking of getting an iPhone to replace my phone and serve this purpose, but then, it's kind of an extravagant solution for me.

    [Edit]: Maybe when I go to college I'll get a nerdy engineering student to make one for me :D
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    And before anyone comes in and screams "IPHONE RIPOFF!!!!" which seems to happen any time a competitor announces a cell phone, this is based off the HTC Elf which was announced back in 2006.
     
  6. Devil's Refugee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mobileburn.com has video footage of the Touch.

    What I love about these so-called reviews is that no-one EVER demonstrates how to text or compose email using just their fingers. Only person I've seen do this is Steve at the Keynote speech when he first showcased the iPhone.

    Prada phone is another example, plenty of videos but nothing practical to take note from. Strangely enough, the Prada fell on it's ar$e when reviewers finally tried to text in real world scenarios (ie on the move with a clunky interface)

    Note that the HTC is being sold with a stylus also.
     
  7. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    It seems quite clunky and nowhere near as smooth as the iPhone.
    Notice when the 3D transition operates, no user-added content (such as the pictures) display. They're reloaded.
     
  8. chelsel macrumors 6502

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    The HTC touch doesn't look like it adds anything new to the mix except mapping finger gestures to scrollbar actions... hardly innovative... it also looks like they're using a third party Windows Mobile plug-in for at least part of the GUI (when he shows the weather):

    http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/products/mobileshell/?en
     
  9. dcv macrumors G3

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    Looks quite interesting - but again it's GSM-only not 3G... and it runs Windows Mobile.
     
  10. lilnyc macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for sharing.

    While that's the best imitator I've seen to date, it's still that...an imitator. I laugh at these imitation phones because they look as desperate as vista trying to imitate Mac OS X. But it's cute. It just makes me want the iPhone more. :apple:
     
  11. Eric1285 macrumors 6502

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    The touch looks pretty cool. I also wish they had demoed how to input text on it.
     
  12. psychofreak Retired

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    I like it...I LOVE the iPhone...but I don't want the size and price of the iPhone...if its got a good price, I may consider it :)
     
  13. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I love how the HTC guy avoided commenting on the iPhone :p
     
  14. weeman macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, and how he starts talking about their product, completely stirring away from the question asked. haha
     
  15. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    If this is like the the other keyboardless HTC phones it going to a good device that will later be overshadowed by a similar model with a slide out keyboard.
     
  16. mulletman13 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like a decent phone....

    .... if it wasn't all ready overshadowed by the iPhone :)
     
  17. neven macrumors 6502a

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    The guy handled the iPhone question perfectly - I can't comment, let me tell you about MY product instead. No better way to do it.

    The UI looked a little glitchy. I didn't quite understand what was happening when he was flipping through those panels - why were those specific functions coming up? Sounds like I'd still need to remember what was in what panel, and how to get to that panel. With iPhone, you really only need to remember two buttons - sleep/wake, and Home. The rest is right there in front of you to see and read.

    Scrolling looked a tad jerky on the Touch. No "smart zoom." We really saw very few features, so who knows if it's any good.
     
  18. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    I recomend you read the post above you. I quoted the key post below just so you do not have to waste you time looking for it.

     
  19. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    Ya, just what I would want ... a Windows Mobile phone. Sorry, but I have not owned, nor will I ever own a Windows Mobile phone. I would rather squeeze my head in a vice until it popped like a grapefruit.
     
  20. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    Maybe because WM has a large 3rd party base. And if you are a doctor or pharmacist WM can come in handy as I have seen my Dr. and his trainees use WM to check up on new medication and ailments instead of walking to another room and looking it up on a computer.
     
  21. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Imitator? You're talking about the iPhone, right? Read my damn post, this phone was originally announced in 2006.


    And Windows Mobile, unlike its PC counterpart, is awesome.
     
  22. kamiboy macrumors 6502

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    A product that is only getting a little press because it kinda of sorta looks like the iPhone will never have any noteworthy success. A year from now it and all other iPhone like devices that will come out are all going to be lost in the ripple effect of the iPhone.
     
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  24. Devil's Refugee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As far as I'm aware, iPhone runs Tiger (or a cut down version of it)

    I applaud HTC actually for producing this, a brave move given the iPhone's marketing presence. Innovation deserves attention, no matter who was 'first'.

    I hope this spurs other manufacturers to produce something different, I'm getting bored of seeing sliding keypads and stylii as methods of input. I used to own a SE P910i, great phone if you're stationary, horrendous if you're on the move. The keyword is 'mobile' phone....... :rolleyes:
     

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