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Once again, the FCC has blown the cover right off a press release. According to the FCC, the HCT Iris will be released on Verizon's network, most likely before the end of the year. For those of you not too familiar with the HTC Iris, here's a bit of information on it.
The Iris uses a tablet shape, with a small keyboard below its 2.8-inch, QVGA display. It uses the same general design as another Verizon model, the Motorola Q9m, but offers features not in that smartphone, like Windows Mobile Professional and Wi-Fi.
It is based on a 400 MHz processor and has 128 MB RAM and 256 MB of ROM.
This HTC device is 4.0 inches tall, 2.3 inches wide, and 0.55 inches thick (101mm x 59.6mm x 13.9mm). It weighs 4.0 ounces (112g).
In addition, the Iris has a microSD memory card slot, Bluetooth 2.0, and a 2.0-megapixel camera.
Seems like HTC finally realized the the Touch was lacking a bit in the memory department. They have decided to upgrade the HCT Touch from 128 and 64 MB ROM / RAM to what seems to be an industry norm of 256 and 128 MB. The upgraded devices are available now and will soon start replacing the original Touch devices are currrent inventories are depleted. Word on the street is that the white and red versions of the HTC Touch will only be available in Asia for a few months, but we all know that only means you'll have to maybe wait a week or so to get your hands on one, just as many did when the Touch was first released earlier this year.
Full article at Unwired
Digitimes is reporting that HTC boss Peter Chou has announced that HTC will be one of the first companies to bring not just one, but 2-3 Android powered devices to the market in 2008. HTC has shown that they have a close tie with Google and the development of Android powerewd phones. HTC is also reporting that they will be releasing a new and improved TouchFlo interface which will better help their devices compete with the iPhone.
The HTC Touch Cruise is now officially official! HTC has finally taken the wraps off of the cruise but as the same time has forgotten to mention some of the key features and specs of the handset. For many, the HTC Touch was considered to be the iPhone Killer, but with a slow processor and memroy problems, things just didn't add up. The HTC Touch Cruise may bring the Touch name back on top. The HTC Cruise features which have been released are HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, a 3 megapixel camera, microSD expansion, and a 2.8-inch, but there is no word on which radio frequencies it will be running on.
For those out there who are not big fans of bad WM GPS phones, you might think differently about the HTC Cruise since they have chosen to paid its GPS recevier with TomTom map software.
|HTC and The Carphone Warehouse have joined forces to release a Ted Baker designed HCT Touch. The design is based off of Germany's O2 Xda Nova design rather than the traditional HTC Touch. The handset is named the "Ted Baker Needle" in is available in 785 of The Carphone Warehouse's stores from November 1st. For those interested in picking up on of these custom purple devices, better get moving since The Carphone Warehouse announced that they only have a limited quantity and once the devices are gone, they're gone!|