Video Tour: HTC Touch
Jun 6, 2007, 12:11 PM by Eric Lin
Forget the stylus. HTC tries to put the touch back in touch-screen with their latest Windows Mobile phone.
HTC's new Touch is a diminutive Windows Mobile Professional (Pocket PC) phone with big dreams. It hopes that a new finger friendly home screen and launcher, as well as flick scrolling will get it as much attention and praise as the iPhone. The new finger-friendly features work very well, but once you're past them and back into the traditional Windows Mobile menus, things start to break down. You can get a good feel for where the new touch interface does and doesn't work in our video here:
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The Touch launches in Europe this week, however a version with GSM 850 will launch in the US later this year.
Installing TouchFLO on other WM6 phones?
TouchFLO looks like just another menu shell for WM OS... anyone think it would be possible to just install the TouchFLO menuing system on another HTC WM6 phone, like the T-mobile Wing?
"The device is the first to feature HTC's TouchFlo software solution, though according to Chou, the solution does go deeper down into the hardware, so running Touc...
txt entry options
For one handed txting on my xv6700 without the stylus or slide out keyboard I tap on the arrow next to the keyboard symbol then choose phone pad. This phone pad beasically brings up a phone pad where i can use t9 like i would on a non pda phone.
Is this option available on wm6?
Differentiating between stylus & finger
"One of the things that allows the Touch to do its thing is its ability to determine the difference between the stylus (or fingernail) and a fingertip. Whereas a dragging motion with the stylus in the Inbox application will select multiple messages, the Touch will instead scroll the display when a finger drags on the screen."
And this is interesting about small screen elements: "The extra intelligence that the new display technology uses makes accessing small on-screen controls with a finger more accurate. This is especially true of controls like the OK/X b...
Is this GUI fall out from the iPhone?
I'm not an iphone-phile- but did it take a demo of what touch can do to jump start a new UI subset?
nice smartphone but...
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Have texting on this one...
CDMA or GSM?
Gettin' Touchy Feely....