HTC announces the new and improved Touch Cruise and HTC Footprints

Courtney Carlisle
BlackBerry Addict from  Los Angeles, CA
| January 22, 2009

Today HTC announced a new and improved version of the Touch Cruise, which comes with HTC Footprints, a new application that lets users snap personal shots of a special place or moment on-the-go and then store audio notes to help them better remember the occasion.

Photos taken with the Touch Cruise are stored as postcards and auto tagged and named by the Footprints app with the GPS-coordinates of the location of the shot so that you can easily retrace your footsteps when you are ready for a walk down memory lane or when you need to let the cabbie know how to get back to your hotel in an unfamiliar city.

The HTC Touch Cruise also comes with a car cradle, that transforms the phone's UI into a touch screen to tap for turn-by-turn directions in lieu of a built-in navi system. The device is expected to be available this spring across all major global markets.

HTC Touch Cruise Specs include:

  • Size: 102 x 53.5 x 14.5mm
  • Weight: 103 grams
  • Connectivity: WCDMA/HSPA: 900/2100MHz. HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
  • Operating system: Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
  • Display: 2.8-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with QVGA resolution
  • Control panel: HTC TouchFLO™, 4-Way navigation wheel with Enter and HTC Footprints™ buttons
  • Camera: 3.2 MP, with fixed focus
  • Internal memory: 512 MB flash ROM, 256 MB RAM
  • Expansion Slot: microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • Bluetooth: 2.0 with EDR
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
  • Interface: HTC ExtUSB? (mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)
  • Battery: 1100 mAh
  • Talk time: GSM: up to 400 minutes
  • Standby time: GSM: up to two weeks
  • Chipset: Qualcomm® MSM7225™, 528 MHz

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