HTC Launches iPhone-Like Windows Phone
Windows Mobile phone maker HTC launched a shot directly at Apple's bow with its release of the HTC Touch, an iPhone-like Windows Mobile device that uses a gestural touch screen.Windows Mobile phone maker HTC launched a shot directly at Apples bow with todays release of the HTC Touch, an iPhone-like Windows Mobile device that uses a gestural touch screen. Like the iPhone, the Touch is almost all screenthough HTCs device does have three buttons below its large touch screen. You execute commands by poking at the 2.8-inch, 320-by-240, 65K-color screen with a finger or sweeping your finger in various directions. (HTC calls the finger-sweep technology "TouchFLO.")
Sweeping your finger up on the home screen reveals an entirely new interface that doesnt look much like Windows Mobile, with big, finger-friendly buttons giving you access to contacts, media and applications. You can also use your finger to scroll through documents or drag yourself around Web pages. Like the iPhone, the Touch lacks physical number buttons or a letter keypad.