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HTC Polaris / HTC Touch Cruise / HTC P3650 / O2 XDA Orbit II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 522 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the features and reliability, while reviews are divided on the responsiveness.

GPS navigation, usability, design, portability, screen

battery, value for money, reliability, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Polaris / HTC Touch Cruise / HTC P3650 / O2 XDA Orbit II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Touch Cruise


An unlocked brother to the HTC Touch series phones, the HTC Touch Cruise ($550, unlocked, as of 4/9/2009) has an eye-catching look and a beautifully designed touch interface. But like the other HTC phones we've tested, the Cruise suffers from sluggish...

Gorgeous touch interface Lightweight and slim design

Spotty call quality Performance sometimes sluggish

The HTC Cruise impresses with its gorgeous display and variety of multimedia features. But like other HTC Touch phones we've seen, the Cruise's touch interface gets is bogged down by Windows Mobile, which makes for a sometimes frustrating experience

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HTC Touch Cruise review: Happy cruising


Pocket PCs have been keeping us busy these days. Just as we gave you LG KS20, it's time for our one-on-one with the HTC Touch Cruise. And hey, are those workhorses getting sexier or what. As one of our readers sharply observed, those devices just...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE ; 3G with HSDPA ; 400MHz Qualcomm processor ; 128MB of RAM ; 2.8" 65K color touchscreen TFT display with QVGA resolution ; Integrated Qualcomm GPS receiver ; TomTom satnav software pre-bundled, one free map included ; Wi-Fi...

No hardware keypad ; Inadequate video playback capabilities ; Paint starts to peel off very quickly ; Display image quality is a bit disappointing and is practically illegible under direct sunlight ; Photo processing issues

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HTC Touch Cruise Review


HTC has wowed us recently with top of the line offerings such as the Diamond and Touch HD, and smartphones are penetrating the consumer market at impressive rates. The reality is that not everyone can afford these high-end devices though, and HTC has...


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I Love It When We're Cruisin' Together - the HTC Touch Cruise Reviewed


Everywhere you look these days, it's "iPhone this" and "iPhone that". For better or worse, the iPhone is a genuine phenomenon and has set the direction for touch enabled phones to come. Windows Mobile 6.5 and 7 will bring a variety of finger friendly...

Offers lots of features for a "budget conscious" phone ; TouchFlo interface is one of the best efforts yet to make WM phones "touch friendly ; Bundled CoPilot Navigation software adds functionality and value

Battery life is merely adequate ; Button layout on front differs from the "standard ; Back cover feels a bit cheap

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HTC Touch Cruise


Overview What's good: small and very pocketable, cool form factor, Footprints, 3.2 MP cam with geo-tagging, D-pad doubles as scroll wheel, TouchFLO, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, 3G.What's bad: Windows Mobile experience. TouchFLO helps a lot in this regard,...

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HTC Touch Cruise review | PhoneDog


What's good: small and very pocketable, cool form factor, Footprints, 3.2 MP cam with geo-tagging, D-pad doubles as scroll wheel, TouchFLO, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, 3G. What's bad: Windows Mobile experience. TouchFLO helps a lot in this regard, but...

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HTC Touch Cruise - Reviewed


One of the most prolific makers of smartphones and PDAs, HTC, has been bringing out a slew of devices onto the Australian market.

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Review: HTC Touch Cruise


Even though HTC's new TouchFLO 3D devices are starting to ship, its still worth looking at devices like Touch Cruise, with its AF camera, HSDPA data, and built-in GPS. Our UK man, Russell, puts the phone through its paces for us in this in-depth review.

Profiles on this device were almost non-existent, instead offering only normal, silent, and vibrate options. These options are easily accessed from the 'Today' screen, from the ringer menu on the right of the display or via the volume control. There...

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HTC Touch Cruise Pocket PC Review


For a PDA and GPS device, the HTC Touch Cruise works very well.With the hype of the HTC Touch Diam...

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HTC Touch Cruise communicator review


A Touch Cruise  communicator which we are going to get acquainted with today combines a TouchFLO control with high efficient filling and wide range of abilities and all this makes this model a leading one of the Touch series...

HTC Touch Cruise - is a very successful hybrid of high efficiency and TyTN II range of abilities and a new comfortable TouchFLO control system which goes from Touch series models. Together with a high-quality 3 megapixel camera all this is packed in an...

Product Specifications

The HTC Touch Cruise is sleek, stylish, and compact, but big on features and with an LCD screen size that gives you an excellent multimedia experience in a mobile device. Featuring HTC's innovative TouchFLO interface, the Touch Cruise is extremely easy to use. Using ordinary finger gestures, you can quickly browse through e-mails, web pages, messages, music, and images, making navigation a breeze. Live HTC Home vibrantly displays important information, such as real-time weather updates and a large easy-to-view clock. A quick application launcher provides easy access to favorite programs. HTC Home also gives you quick access to ring tone settings making it easy to adjust device sounds and alerts on the fly. The dynamic 3D Touch Cube interface enables you to quickly call contacts, open applications, listen to music, and browse media files. Built-in GPS functionality and the included software enable you to find the fastest route to your direction, locate restaurants and services on the way, and never get lost. Avoid traffic and delays, and take detours to visit points of interest and local attractions.


Standby Time (PB):400hours/450hours
Talk Time (PB):400minutes/420minutes
Technology:Lithium ion



CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen


Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With two digital cameras / digital player / FM radio / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player / FM radio / GPS receiver/Digital camera / 2nd camera / FM radio / Digital player / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0 / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Communicator Features

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

Dimensions & Weight



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
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel/3Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes
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