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HTC Touch / HTC Elf / HTC Touch P3450 / O2 XDA Nova / Dopod S1 / T-Mobile MDA Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1167 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The value for money also gets good views, but many are less positive about the portability and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Touch / HTC Elf / HTC Touch P3450 / O2 XDA Nova / Dopod S1 / T-Mobile MDA Touch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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HTC Touch


With the planned rumors and later on with the official hype (iPhone does seem to have set a new standard for hypes surrounding a product) that buzzed around, industry analysts did set their eyes on the launch of the HTC Touch. We did too and although...

The phone is supposed to give you approximately 5 hours of talktime according to the manual. But it manages only 2 1/2. This is bad considering it's a business phone. However, you can reduce the backlight and save some battery.

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HTC is on a hot streak. The company behind such smart phones as the T-Mobile Dash and the Sprint Mogul has now released a PDA phone under its own brand called the HTC Touch. The handset is aptly named for its 2.8-inch touch screen and its touch-based...

Slim design ; Touch screen responds to finger swipes

Doesn't always behave properly

Advanced phone's touch-based interface and Windows Mobile 6 OS are promising applications, but the two don't mix well.

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HTC Touch review: Smart to touch the spot


Introduced several months ago, the innovative HTC Touch is the device, after which the world of Windows Mobile will probably never be the same. Chic, smart and versatile, the HTC Touch brings together an array of communication, entertainment...

HTC TouchFLO technology allows smooth finger scrolling and panning ; HTC Home application ; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g ; 2.8" 65K color touchscreen TFT display of QVGA resolution ; 2 megapixel camera ; Sturdy build, quality casing and compact dimensions ;...

No 3G support ; Inadequate 201 MHz processor and insufficient 128 MB ROM ; No FM radio ; Hard to clean casing

Leveraging the good functionality of Windows Mobile 6 Professional, the HTC Touch includes the Outlook Mobile and Office Mobile applications and extended compatibility with third-party applications. HTC Touch, a.k.a. HTC P3450, is based on the HTC Elf...


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HTC Touch (Sprint)


Editor's Note, April 22, 2008: Ratings have been adjusted with respect to newer devices that have entered the market.

The compact HTC Touch features an advanced touch screen that lets you operate the smartphone with your fingertips. The Windows Mobile 6 smartphone has integrated Bluetooth and a 2-megapixel camera. It's EV-DO capable and works with the Sprint Music...

The Touch's onscreen keyboard is improved, but it's still not the best for text entry, and the TouchFLO feature doesn't work in landscape mode. The microSD slots are hard to access, and there's no integrated Wi-Fi. Also, the phone's speaker system is...

The HTC Touch cell phone for Sprint boasts an innovative touch screen, a sleek interface, and a nice set of features, but the lack of a sizable keyboard really limits the usability of this device.

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HTC Touch (Unlocked)


HTC, the company behind many of today's most popular Windows Mobile smart phones, is known for offering a broad range of devices. It has done petite, thin, and powerful, and it's even gone above and beyond traditional smart phones, as we saw at CTIA...

The compact HTC Touch features an advanced touch screen that lets you operate the smart phone with your fingertips. The Windows Mobile 6 smart phone also has an updated interface, integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and a 2-megapixel camera

The Touch's tiny onscreen keyboard makes it a pain to enter any text, and the TouchFLO feature doesn't work in landscape mode. The SIM card and microSD slots are hard to access. Also, speakerphone quality was poor, and the device can be sluggish at times

The HTC Touch boasts an innovative touch screen and sleek interface, but the lack of a sizable keyboard really limits the usability of this device. And despite the beautiful hardware, the Windows Mobile smart phone lags in performance and needs a bit...

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HTC Touch (Sprint)


The Touch's major challenge has always been to take the Windows Mobile interface, which is full of tiny buttons, and make it friendly for fingertips. The original Touch redid the home screen, giving you a big clock and some large action buttons, and...

Most finger-friendly Windows Mobile device by far. Sleek and attractive. Fast. Excellent battery life

Text entry at the bottom of the screen is obscured by keypad. No GPS application currently available. Wired headphones require a clunky adapter

Right now, the HTC Touch is the closest Sprint or Windows Mobile users will get to an iPhone. And though it's far clunkier than Apple's paragon of elegance, it might also be more compatible with the way you work and play.

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HTC Touch (Alltel)


The typically pricey HTC Touch reinvents itself as a discount smartphone with Alltel, and as a result you get a lot of power for your dollar here. But given the Touch's troubles with data entry I'm hesitant to recommend this device to average users.

Inexpensive. Speedy processor. Plenty of room for third-party apps

Balky touch screen. Mediocre voice quality. Middling camera

Alltel's HTC Touch delivers Windows Mobile power at a palatable price.

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HTC Touch (AT&T)


HTC's Touch initially looks like the Windows Mobile iPhone. But underneath its Potemkin touch interface lies the same old Windows Mobile operating system, which struggles with serious usability problems if you want to operate it with your fingers...

Very attractive. Good call quality and battery life. Attractive new home screen interface

Data entry is a pain. Hiss in music playback. Feels slow

The HTC Touch looks like a Windows Mobile answer to the iPhone, but Windows Mobile 6 just isn't made for finger-centric devices.

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HTC Touch CDMA Review


Sprint's HTC Touch is great, there are no two ways around it. The form-factor is amazing, it fits in the hand perfectly and is small enough to fit in a pocket comfortably. The increased memory meant it handled everything we threw at it and kept on...

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HTC Touch Review


HTC Touch is the first phone with TouchFlo technology - move your finger across the bright display to open a menu or scroll a page. While the technology is not very cool, the phone is the best looking WM6 Professional device

Product Specifications

Let your fingers guide you with the HTC Touch, the world's first touch phone that gives you a whole new touch panel experience. The HTC Touch with TouchFLO revolutionizes the way you use the touch screen by allowing finger scrolling and panning. It also features the Touch Cube which is a unique user interface that makes quick dialing and navigation a breeze. Optimized for entertainment, the HTC Touch lets you enjoy your favorite music and movie clips on the go. Stylish, smart and versatile, the HTC Touch opens up a world of media, communication, and social interaction.


Standby Time (PB):200hours/250hours
Talk Time (PB):210minutes/240minutes/300minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen


Band:CDMA2000 1X 1900/800/GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:ALLTEL Wireless/Not specified/Sprint Nextel/U.S. Cellular
Technology:CDMA2000 1X/GSM
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0 / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Professional

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:2.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HTC Touch

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes



Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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