Pros

  • Functional slide-out keyboard
  • Improved TouchFLO interface

Cons

  • Slightly smaller screen than the touch
  • Keypad buttons tough for speed texting

At A Glance

The Touch Dual's slight changes make it a good – but pricey – Blackberry Pearl competitor

Manufacturer’s Description

The Touch Dual from the HTC combines an intuitive touch screen and slide-out keypad within a design. With the push of your thumb, the front panel of the device slides up to reveal a handy smart-sized keyboard. If you prefer using touch, then the TouchFLO interface lets you quickly browse through e-mails, messages, music and images by using finger gestures, making navigation a breeze. It features high speed, always on connectivity that provides you with the internet experience. You can make the most of your free time - surf the Web, enjoy music and video clips, or chat to your friends on MSN. You can use the 3-D interface for quick and easy navigation. It also helps you to take photos with the inbuilt 2.0 mega-pixel camera, zoom in, edit, create slideshows and pan through your favourites at the touch of your finger. It also includes features such as Windows Mobile 6 Professional, Direct Push Outlook email, Worldwide 3G, HSDPA with GPRS/EDGE making a whole sensation.

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 99HFM00100
Processor
Processor type Qualcomm 6500
Processor speed 0.4 MHz
Display
Backlight Yes
Display size 2.6 inches
Display type Color
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer
Vendor Rated Talk Time 3.0 hours
Vendor Rated Standby Time 10.41 hours
Dimensions
Width 0.62 inches
Depth 4.2 inches
Height 4.2 inches
Weight 0.264375 pounds
Image Processor
Megapixels 2.0
Sound
Speakers Yes
Carrier
GPRS 1.0
GSM 850 1.0
GSM 1900 1.0
GSM 1800 1.0
Supported Video Formats
MPEG4 Yes
wmv Yes
Streaming Video Yes
Video Calling No
Supported Audio Formats
AAC
  • AAC Plus
  • AAC
WAV Yes
MP3 Yes
Other Audio Support AMR-NB
Included Software
Operating System Windows Mobile
Camera
camera_shutter 1.0
Form Factor
Number of Displays One
Volume Controls Yes
Form Factor Slide
Messaging
SMS Yes
Other Messaging Support
  • SMS
  • IM
  • E-Mail
  • Microsoft Outlook Mobile
Location
GPS 0.0
Ports and Connections
Microphone input
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Yes
Bluetooth Yes
proprietary_cable HTC Ext USB Stereo Out