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Old 06-05-2007, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Taiwan's HTC Launches iPhone Rival

Taiwanese mobile phone maker High Tech Computer Corp. followed in the footsteps of Apple Inc., launching a sleek, multimedia, touch-screen phone it hopes will rival the iPhone.

Chief Executive Peter Chou, speaking in the buildup to the launch of the HTC Touch device in London, said he believed the device will make a significant contribution to the company's financial performance this year.

HTC's Touch smartphone runs Windows and has a 2.8-inch screen
HTC, the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones based on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Mobile operating platform, said it will begin shipping the device within the next week, via France Telecom-owned mobile operator Orange. Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile will also launch the product under its own brand MDA Touch in June.

The HTC Touch smartphone includes new TouchFLO touch-screen technology, which has been two years in the making by the Taiwanese manufacturer, and can distinguish whether phone users are using their fingers or a stylus.

Mr. Chou said the HTC Touch phone - like Apple's iPhone, which is set to launch in the U.S. later this month - includes strong mobile Internet functionality, which can be viewed via a 2.8-inch color screen. It also includes a one-gigabyte microSD memory card, allowing users to store multimedia content, such as videos and music.

The phone also includes a two megapixel camera and uses the Windows Mobile 6 operating platform, including Outlook email and Office software tailored for the mobile phone. The 13.9-millimeter thick phone will be able to access the Internet via Edge and Wi-Fi connectivity, but not third-generation phone masts.

Orange will sell the Touch phone using the HTC brand and will start selling it from Tuesday in the U.K. The phone will ship across other parts of Europe and Asia this month.

Until a year ago, all of HTC's phones were marketed under the operator's brand, but the Taiwanese company changed this in June 2006, believing it needed to market its own brand to achieve scale. Mr. Chou said in May that own-brand phones will represent more than 70% of its revenue in the coming years.
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Old 06-05-2007, 02:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds 'touching'.
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Link???? Pictures???
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useless without pix jk
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useless without pix jk



hmmmm.... I only asked for pics of the phone.... lol Plus the thread title says "Look - the iPhone killer! " LOL


BTW any other type of pics... pm me LOL jk jk jk
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This was taken from today's Wall St. Journal online.
I do not have pictures, pix, rumors or any other information.

I am sorry this information is useless without pictures.
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How about a picture of a hammer? Where's Pizzle when we need him.....
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This was taken from today's Wall St. Journal online.
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I am sorry this information is useless without pictures.
I didn't said it was useless. Flash24 said it. LOL
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Pretty speedy response from HTC. Can't help but think that this is also a Microsoft response, as well. It appears that the months of pre-launch hype over the iPhone have gotten the industry's attention. The next few months (after both devices have been in the marketplace for a bit), should be interesting.
FYI- I found this to be a worthwhile piece without pics or unfounded inuendo. Thx, NJB.
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pics: http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/...9287389,00.htm
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How about a picture of a hammer? Where's Pizzle when we need him.....
hmmmmmmmmmmmm lol!!!!
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Take your pick:

HTC Touch hands-on - Engadget Mobile

HTC Touch announced : The Boy Genius Report

You're welcome.
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I know, I know....

"google is your friend" LOL
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Still waiting for those pics Giselle......... lol jkjk
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Geeeeeeezzzzzzzzzz
Sit down and wait because I'm still waiting for the pics of the hammer LOL jk jk jk
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Last HTC phone I had with WM was biggest piece of crap I ever owned. Was constantly having to reset the dang thing several times a day.

Even following tweeks listed every where I still had issues. I didnt even sell it I threw it in the garbage. I didnt want to be associated with such a crappy device.
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My 8125 ROCKS!!! Has never "froze" and has never needed to be reset.

Has anyone seen the iPhone TV commercial?? Even a hardcore bb freak would have to admit the overwhelming "coolness" of the iPhone.

"Nokia will own RIM by the end of 07"
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My 8125 ROCKS!!! Has never "froze" and has never needed to be reset.

Has anyone seen the iPhone TV commercial?? Even a hardcore bb freak would have to admit the overwhelming "coolness" of the iPhone.

"Nokia will own RIM by the end of 07"
I have seen it and I am not impressed at all, and you are smoking crack if you believe that RIM will sell by the end of the year. There stocks are higher than Nokia at the moment
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Oh LOL I'm sorry, the name of the thread got into me
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