HTC has launched the HTC Touch, a small mobile phone that includes intuitive touch screen navigation.
Building on its 10-year history of mobile phone innovations, the HTC Touch offers a new way of controlling touch screen-based devices by recognising and responding to the sweep of a finger across the screen. It can even distinguish between finger and stylus input and then respond accordingly.
“With the HTC Touch, access to your most commonly used content, contacts and features is only a simple finger flick away,” says Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. “Mobile phone makers have done a great job of cramming ever-more exciting features into ever-smaller phones. But the way in which one accesses these increasingly sophisticated features has not kept pace. That ends today with the HTC Touch.”
The new HTC-designed home screen provides one-touch access to emails, text messages, calendar appointments and contacts, as well as current weather conditions and forecasts for hundreds of cities around the world.
It is also the first device to feature TouchFLO, the underlying touch screen technology developed by HTC. Consumers simply sweep their finger up the display to launch an animated, three-dimensional interface comprising three screens: Contacts, Media and Applications. The interface can be spun by swiping a finger right or left across the display, providing efficient access to the features consumers use most. TouchFLO also enhances finger touch scrolling and browsing of Web pages, documents, messages and contact lists.
The HTC Touch™ includes Outlook Mobile, Office Mobile, Windows Live and the capabilities to run thousands of third-party applications. Users can surf the web with Internet Explorer, send and receive emails, chat on Messenger and send files to their own web space through Windows Live.