HTC Touch(TM) Delivers New Touch Screen Experience

    HTC Device Signals New Direction In Finger Touch Navigation

    LONDON, June 5 /CNW/ - HTC Corp. (TSE:2498)("HTC"), the world's leading
provider of Microsoft(R) Windows Mobile(R)-based smart devices, today
announced the global launch of the HTC Touch(TM), a deceptively small and
stylish mobile phone that ushers in an innovative new concept in intuitive
touch screen navigation. The HTC Touch(TM) brings a new level of simplicity to
the powerful and function-rich device experience that today's mobile consumers

    Building on its rich ten year history of mobile phone innovations, the
HTC Touch(TM) represents extensive research and development and the conviction
that fingertip control will enable more efficient, natural and intuitive touch
screen navigation. The groundbreaking HTC Touch(TM) offers a new and unique
way of controlling touch screen-based devices by recognising and responding to
the sweep of a finger across the screen. It is even intelligent enough to
distinguish between finger and stylus input and then respond accordingly.

    "With the HTC Touch(TM), access to your most commonly used content,
contacts and features is only a simple finger flick away," said Peter Chou,
chief executive officer of HTC. "Mobile phone makers have done a great job of
cramming ever-more exciting features into ever-smaller phones. But the way in
which one accesses these increasingly sophisticated features has not kept
pace. That ends today with the HTC Touch."

    Smart, stylish and versatile, the HTC Touch(TM) brings together a wide
variety of communication, entertainment and professional capabilities that
enable mobile consumers to balance work and play. The new HTC-designed
homescreen provides one-touch access to emails, text messages, calendar
appointments and contacts, as well as current weather conditions and forecasts
for hundreds of cities around the world.

    The HTC Touch is the first device to feature TouchFLO(TM), the new
underlying touch screen technology developed by HTC. Consumers simply sweep
their finger up the display to launch an animated, three-dimensional interface
comprising three screens: Contacts, Media and Applications. The interface can
be spun by swiping a finger right or left across the display, providing
efficient access to the features consumers use most. TouchFLO(TM) also
enhances finger touch scrolling and browsing of Web pages, documents, messages
and contact lists.

    Leveraging the broad functionality of Windows Mobile 6 Professional, the
HTC Touch(TM) includes Outlook Mobile, Office Mobile, Windows Live and the
capabilities to run thousands of third-party applications. Users can surf the
web with Internet Explorer(R), send and receive emails, chat on Messenger and
send files to their own web space through Windows Live(R). Other HTC Touch(TM)
details include:

    --  Dimensions: 99.9mm (L) x 58mm (W) x 13.9mm (T)

    --  Weight: 112g with battery

    --  1GB microSD storage card included / 64MB RAM, 128MB ROM

    --  2.8" LCD touch screen with backlight, 240 x 320 dots resolution with
65,536 colours

    --  Battery Life: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 1100 mAh

    --  Standby time: Up to 200 / Talk time: Up to 5 hours

    --  Camera: 2.0 mega-pixel CMOS colour camera

    --  Windows Mobile 6 Professional with Direct Push Email and HTML email

    --  Wireless Connectivity: GSM/GPRS/EDGE Tri-band: 900, 1800, 1900,
Wi-Fi(R): IEEE 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth(R) 2.0

    --  Choice of two colors at launch - elegant soft black or alluring
wasabi green


    The HTC Touch(TM) is now available in the United Kingdom and will be
released later this month in Asia and throughout Europe. The North and Latin
American version of the HTC Touch(TM) will be available in the second half of

    About HTC

    Founded in 1997, High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) designs, manufactures and
markets innovative, feature rich smartphone and PDA Phone devices.

    Since its establishment, HTC has developed strong R&D capabilities,
pioneered many new designs and product innovations and launched
state-of-the-art PDA Phones and smartphones for mobile operators and
distributors in Europe, the US, and Asia. These machines are available as HTC
devices and as products individually customized for operator and device

    HTC is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile device market.
The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more
information about HTC, please visit

    The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the
trademarks of their respective owners.


For further information:

For further information: HTC America Jason Gordon, 425-679-5337 or Waggener Edstrom Worldwide Dave Hanon,

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