New Touches! 3G, Viva and HD

Just saw the press release of the 2 new HTC: Touch 3G and Touch Viva.  Head over here for the Chinese press release…more authentic, no?  I wonder if the prices will be affordable when I touch down (hopefully) in Taiwan later this year.

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Taoyuan, Taiwan — September 16th, 2008 — HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today introduced the HTC TouchTM 3G and HTC Touch VivaTM. Continuing HTC’s touch-phone tradition, the TouchTM 3G and Touch VivaTM utilize TouchFLOTM, HTC’s finger-touch optimized navigation experience enabling quick, one-touch access to the people, messages and information people want.

“The HTC Touch 3G and Touch VivaTM embody our commitment to build a family of touch phones that are powerful and stylish but also offer something to everyone,” said Peter Chou, president and CEO, HTC Corporation. “Whether you’re a professional or a student you can now get an HTC touch phone with a beautiful touch user experience.”

HTC TouchTM 3G
The HTC TouchTM 3G offers an uncompromising touch phone experience with powerful Internet capabilities including wireless download speeds up to 18 times faster than standard 3G.  As part of this browsing experience users can zoom and pan Websites with one-hand.  This true mobile broadband experience allows users to navigate more easily, leveraging the mobile Internet in a variety of ways.  With the HTC TouchTM 3G, customers can search for and watch streaming video from YouTube, get directions and mapping using Google Maps for mobile and stay updated on the latest news with the integrated RSS reader.

HTC Touch VivaTM
The Touch VivaTM blends an affordable touch phone with the benefits of HTC’s TouchFLOTM, an easy to use phone and an optimized mobile Internet experience.  In addition, with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, users can easily synchronize their calendar, contacts, emails and more with their personal computer.

Availability
Both devices will be available in early October 2008 in a variety of markets.  The Touch 3G will be available in four colors: sophisticated black, noble gold, sparkle blue and modern brown while the HTC Touch Viva will be available in Storm Gray.

Product Specification

HTC TouchTM 3G

  • Size: 102 x 53.6 x 14.5 mm
  • Weight: 96g
  • Connectivity: GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz & WCDMA / HSPA: 900/2100MHz.
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
  • Software/Operating system: HTC TouchFLO with Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
  • Display: 2.8 inch QVGA screen
  • Camera: 3.2 megapixel
  • Internal memory: 256 MB flash; 192 MB RAM
  • Memory card: microSD™
  • Bluetooth®: 2.0 with EDR
  • GPS: GPS/AGPS
  • Interface: HTC ExtUSB™ (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed)
  • Battery: 1100 mAh
  • Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 360 minutes*** / GSM: Up to 400 minutes***
  • Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 450 hours*** / GSM: Up to 365 hours***
  • Chipset: Qualcomm® MSM7225™ 528 MHz

HTC Touch VivaTM

  • Size: 104.5 x 59 x 15.75 mm
  • Weight: 110g
  • Connectivity: GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Software/Operating system: HTC TouchFLO with Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
  • Display: 2.8 inch QVGA screen
  • Camera: 2 megapixel
  • Internal memory: 256 MB flash; 128 MB RAM
  • Memory card: microSD™
  • WLAN: 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth®: 2.0 with EDR
  • Interface: HTC ExtUSB™ (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed)
  • Battery: 1100 mAh
  • Talk time: GSM: Up to 480 minutes***
  • Standby time: GSM: Up to 270 hours***
  • Chipset: TI OMAP 850, 201 MHz

The press release for Touch HD are in English and Chinese.

Specifications:

  • Size: 115 x 62.8 x 12 mm
  • Weight: 146.4 grams/5.164 oz with battery
  • Connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHzWCDMA / HSPA: 900/2100MHz. HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
  • Software/Operating system: HTC TouchFLO 3D with Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
  • Display: 3.8 inch Wide Screen VGA screen (480 x 800 WVGA)
  • Camera: 5.0 megapixel with auto focus – Second Camera: VGA
  • Internal memory: 512 MB flash; 288 MB RAM
  • Memory card: microSD™ memory card (SDHC™ capable)
  • WLAN: 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth®: 2.0 with EDR
  • GPS: GPS/AGPS
  • Interface: HTC ExtUSB™ (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed)
  • Battery: 1350 mAh
  • Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 390 minutes*** / GSM: Up to 310 minutes***
  • Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 450 hours*** / GSM: Up to 390 hours***
  • Chipset: Qualcomm® MSM7201a™ 528 MHz
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