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HTC Touch Dual Comes to the US Sporting WM 6.1 and HSDPA

Zach Epstein
April 1st, 2008 at 4:23 PM

Coming this quarter to a Best Buy near you, the long-awaited US variant of the HTC Touch Dual is on display at this year’s CTIA Wireless conference. Pure hotness. As you can see from the live pics, the latest addition to HTC’s Touch family sports some nice upgrades compared to the Touch we all know and love. Of course the first and foremost improvement is the presence of the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS. Beyond that is a vastly improved browser experience and several additions geared towards simplifying the light-user experience. A good example of this is the new start menu that can be seen in the gallery. Slide the handset open and this menu automatically appears, giving users instant access to a host of common operations such as New Email, New SMS and various scheduler functions. Another smart new feature rears its head when pairing bluetooth devices. Upon initialization of the pairing process, the Touch Dual will automatically attempt a variety of common bluetooth pass codes (ie 0000, 1111, 9999, etc). As most devices utilize one of these common codes by default, the Touch Dual will most often pair with devices without needing any user intervention. Additions like this make this device perfect for serious tech-savvy users and the not-so-tech-friendly types as well. This people, is a solid winner. The suretype keyboard a la Shadow is a true pleasure to handle and the US HSDPA seals the deal. Where do we sign?

Click on over to our HTC Touch Dual gallery!

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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