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HTC Nike / HTC Touch Dual / HTC P5500 / O2 XDA Star

alaTest has collected and analyzed 295 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and camera are on the whole positive. The responsiveness and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the features and reliability. There are some mixed views about the connectivity and apps.

usability, portability, responsiveness, camera, design

battery, value for money, sound, reliability, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Nike / HTC Touch Dual / HTC P5500 / O2 XDA Star is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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HTC Touch Dual

 

HTC Touch was pitted as one of the iPhone killers. It was also, as we found out, one of HTC's quirkiest launches. However, soon after the original design failure (do read the previous review, if

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HTC Touch Dual

 

This compact smart phone adds a keyboard to HTC's innovative TouchFLO interface, but it's hobbled by sluggish performance.

If you’re a world traveler looking to avoid a contract, you’ll appreciate the HTC Touch’s voice quality. However, while the TouchFLO interface itself is smooth, overall this Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional phone is slower than we’d like. If you loved...

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HTC Touch Dual Smart Phone

 

The Touch Dual's slight changes make it a good--but pricey--BlackBerry Pearl competitor.

Improved touch interface ; Functional slide-out keypad

Keypad buttons hard to use for speed-texting ; Slightly smaller screen

We're still waiting for the final results from our PC World Test Center battery-life tests; we'll update this review as soon as we have the numbers. Since the previous version of the Touch worked on Sprint, a different network could result in different...

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HTC Touch Dual (Unlocked)

 

When it comes to touch-screen phones, there are those who dig them and those who want to bury them. And when we say touch-screen phones, we mean the models that largely lack physical buttons, more specifically tactile dialpads and keyboards a la Apple...

The HTC Touch Dual features a slide-out 20-key QWERTY keyboard. It's also the first smartphone to ship with Windows Mobile 6.1 in the States and supports HSDPA and Bluetooth 2.0.

The Touch Dual lacks Wi-Fi and GPS. There's no standard audio jack, and it's pricey.

The HTC Touch Dual offers more functionality and ease of use with the addition of Windows Mobile 6.1 and a tactile keyboard to make it one of the most compact and powerful touch-screen smartphones, but we'd still like to see the inclusion of Wi-Fi or...

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HTC Touch Dual

 

Released in Europe late last year, the HTC Dual Touch has become one of the most anticipated smartphones for 2008. It still isn't available via an American carrier, but Dynamism.com let us test drive the unlocked device. The Dual Touch is a space-age...

Lightweight; multimedia friendly; easy keyboard to use

Tricky touchscreen; average music capabilities; too many options

The HTC Dual Touch is a good looking, adaptable phone that is unlike anything on the market.

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HTC Touch Dual

 

The Touch Dual measures 4.2 by 2.2 by 0.6 inches (HWD) and weighs 4.2 ounces—a reasonable size and heft for a slider smartphone. The handset's rubberized casing feels solid and is relatively scratch- and knock-resistant. This phone looks like it can...

Unlocked. 3G-capable. Good video playback performance. TouchFLO interface looks good and speeds up common tasks

No Wi-Fi or GPS. Weak software bundle. Cumbersome Windows Mobile 6 interface lurks just underneath the TouchFLO surface

The Touch Dual couples HTC's TouchFLO interface shell with a fast processor and enough RAM for running third-party programs. But at this price, the handset's lack of Wi-Fi, GPS, and a decent software bundle are troubling.

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HTC Touch Dual Review

 

HTC Touch Dual clears the path for the WM6 Professional line of fashion smartphones. It is another way to say “slimmer-faster-newer.” The manufacturer should be given credit, not only for adding a slider, but for developing most elements of the...

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O2 Xda star Windows Mobile Professional Smartphone [UPDATE]

 

Following my last week's hands-on with the recently announced O2 Xda star, aka O2 Germany's version of the also recently announced HTC Touch Dual, this morning I found a brand new O2 Xda star on my door step, thanks to O2 Germany. The O2 xda star is...

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HTC Touch Dual

 

The unlocked HTC Touch Dual pairs the company's TouchFLO shell with enough horsepower to run Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, but it's not particularly compelling otherwise.

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Review: HTC Touch Dual (US Edition)

 

I've had the US-Edition of the HTC Touch Dual (see our video first look here) for a couple weeks now and my verdict: it's a quality WMPro device but

Feels great in the hand, Processor and Memory are adequate for most people, TouchFLO 2, Unlocked

No WiFi, Screen only 240x320 (yes, at this point we can call this a 'con'), Does not stack up well with devices less than 6 months away, Price

So overall the HTC Touch Dual is a great Windows Mobile device -- for the moment. There's nothing shockingly great about it, which at this point is actually sort of a problem. Six or eight months ago I would have been much more enthusiastic about the...

Product Specifications

Delivering a revolutionary touch experience that will change the way you use your phone, forever. The HTC Touch Dual effortlessly combines an intuitive touch screen and keypad within a stunning design. Everything you need is at your fingertips. With the flick of your thumb, the touch screen slides to reveal a handy smart-sized keyboard. If you prefer to touch, then the revolutionary TouchFLO interface allows you to quickly guide through emails, messages, music and images at the touch of a finger, making navigation a breeze. A single touch of the screen activates the HTC Home screen, providing an instant view of email, calendar, messages, missed calls, dynamic weather updates and more. High speed, always on connectivity provides you with the ultimate Internet experience - wherever you are.

Battery

Capacity:1120mAh
Standby Time (PB):250hours
Talk Time (PB):300minutes
Technology:Lithium polymer

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch sensitive screen/Touch sensitive screen

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 900/1800/1900
Combined with:With two digital cameras / digital player
Integrated Components:2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Smartphone
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Professional/Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:4.2in
Weight:4.2oz
Width:2.2in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:2.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.6cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD

Header

Country Kits:United Kingdom
Localization:English
Manufacturer:HTC
Model:Dual
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HTC Touch

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel