HTC Touch Cruise Officially Launched

HTC has officially unveiled the next Touch phone in their range of touch branded devices. Unlike the Touch Dual the Cruise has WiFi, GPS and a 3MP camera. HTC has also included their own TouchFLO interface which combines a unique HTC Home plugin, touchflo Cube and the new HTC Album. All 3 additions mimick a lot of Apple's iPhone features and allow the phone to be used easily without a slide out keyboard or Stylus. The device is powered by a 400mhz CPU and Windows Mobile Professional 6.0. The cruise has 256MB ROM and 128MB RAM. The cruise features HSDPA for high speed internet access. It is not yet known exactly when the device will be available in stores but it should appear before the holidays. Follow the links below for pictures and video footage of the device.

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Video: HTC Touch Cruise in action

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I purchased the HTC touch about 2 months ago. I love it but now I want the newer models soo bad :(
Sweet phone but it does have it's problems.....

And the WM6 based phones are no iPhone killers, trust me.

For tech oriented people they are amazing, they tend to sport many more features than iPhones.

But overall the iPhone has a much sleeker GUI. And for web browsing music, photos and streaming media, it is bar none the best thing out there at the moment.

It's overall sleek desing, simple and effective gui and brand name will probably make the iPhone the smart phone for the masses. WM6 based phones will probably get the IT/tech enthusiast market.

Are any of these phones capable of working on the Verizon network? I thought I had it all straight, but I guess I don't anymore. I know Verizon is CDMA, but there are a lot of other acronyms now that I don't know what is compatible with what. I thought Sprint and Verizon were interchangeable, but I guess not? Can someone point me to a place that explains all this stuff? I haven't found any useful information by my normal Google searches. By next summer I'll be in the market for a new device like this as don't particularly want to change carriers, but there seems to be no good devices like this for Verizon coming out.

Hooya said,
Are any of these phones capable of working on the Verizon network? I thought I had it all straight, but I guess I don't anymore. I know Verizon is CDMA, but there are a lot of other acronyms now that I don't know what is compatible with what. I thought Sprint and Verizon were interchangeable, but I guess not? Can someone point me to a place that explains all this stuff? I haven't found any useful information by my normal Google searches. By next summer I'll be in the market for a new device like this as don't particularly want to change carriers, but there seems to be no good devices like this for Verizon coming out.

Pretty much for Sprint or Verizon you can only use phones they sell. AT&T and T-Mobile you can use ANY GSM / UMTS phone as long as they have the correct bands.

It's size is amazing. (110 x 58 x 15.5 mm). It's only 58 mm wide. Take a ruler, measure it, and see who narrow it actually is! Can't tell the same by the looks on the pics where it seems to be a lot wider.


I have the HTC PPC-6800 with the windows mobile 6 OS and everything is really nice about this phone. wireless card, big touch screen, 2MP camera... this Touch Cruise they just launched looks sweet! I have Alltel and I know Sprint also carries HTC phones... and I think Verizon does too... they used to be Audiovox/UTDualcomm

I have to say that I don't like the design at all. I actually prefer my original Touch to that, even if it has better features.

is there any way that i can get this touch interface on my XDA? both XDA and this has the same controls. I like the wheel on this though. the wheel on XDA looks lil loose but its meant to be like that. this is a marvel. if i have a choice to exchange XDA for this, i would even if it costs me 100 pounds more.

and yea.., XDA does not have 3G support and has only a 2 MP support. i like the photo quality on XDA so this should be much more better!!

All HTC needs now is good publicity. touch is slim but XDA isnt that slim. hope this one is also as slim as touch is.

SkyyPunk said,
Sprint carries HTC phones, they have the HTC Touch and another one (cant remember its name)

AT&T carries the HTC TyTN II / Kaiser, its called AT&T Tilt. I have one, love it. 3MP camera, 3G, GPS, Windows Mobile 6...what else can I ask for?

add a 8GB memory card for for the price and this will definitely outsell iphone. amazing features! I just got a XDA as it has GPS and other features which touch did'nt have but this is truely a master piece!