10/2/2007 6:26:00 PM
HTC reveals four
HTC will launch four new handsets in its Christmas range, including a new version of the popular HSDPA Touch. Called the HTC Dual, it has a slide-out keypad that comes in a choice of a 12 or 24-button version. It allows users to zoom in and out of pictures on the screen and comes with the enhanced touch-scrolling function called TouchFLO. The Touch Dual will be free on a £35, 18-month contract and Orange will sell it as a Signature Series device.
The other handsets are the Shift, S730 and the P6500 and they are each targeted at specific sectors. The Shift is a 3G laptop-style device that weighs 800g and can run Microsoft Windows Vista and push email. Other features include a seven-inch screen that can tilt at different angles, a full QWERTY keypad, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The S730 is an updated version of the S710. It has been upgraded with 3G and comes with a full QWERTY keypad, Windows Mobile 6, Wi-Fi and expandable memory.
The 3G HTC P6500 comes with a three-megapixel camera, a 3.5-inch screen, two microSD slots, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi.
Separately, the manufacturer will also release the original Touch device in a silver colour variant in October. All the devices will be made available from late October.