Games, photos, shopping and email are now just a touch away as Alltel Wireless, America's largest network, providing coverage across the nation, today announced that the HTC Touch, a Windows Mobile 6.0 smartphone, is now available at shopalltel.com and Alltel retail stores.
The compact and stylish HTC Touch provides customers with a new way to stay connected and access music, photos, information, games and more. This sophisticated smartphone is easy to operate by using a finger to simply swipe or tap the innovative touch-screen ?cube? interface. Alltel's HTC Touch features four panels on the ?cube,? including an Alltel-exclusive panel that provides customers with quick access to the latest smartphone applications to personalize their phones and help do more on the go. Customers can also customize the phone with ringtones, themes and games, in addition to pre-programmed links to shopping applications.
The additional panels provide easy access to contacts, including the ability to assign photos to each name; allow users to launch their applications at the touch of a button; and launch the HTC Touch's multimedia functions, such as the music player, photos and video, with a tap of the finger.
The smartphone also provides access to Alltel applications, including the new Voice2TXT service from Spinvox that converts incoming voicemails to text and sends them to the customer's text inbox, allowing them to discretely respond to voicemails via text messages without dialing their phone.
?The HTC Touch provides our customers with the information they want, and the personalization they desire, right at their fingertips,? states Brian Ullem, director of device strategy for Alltel Wireless. ?This elegant, modern smartphone is perfect for style-conscious buyers who want the functionality of a PDA with swift access to their photos, videos, music and more.?
The HTC Touch features a 2MP camera with video, Windows Media Player, a MicroSD memory card slot, Bluetooth Wireless Technology and Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional. It is also preloaded with a variety of applications on the Alltel exclusive fourth panel of the ?cube,? including:
The HTC Touch phone is available for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. This discounted price is available to new customers and existing eligible customers who sign-up for a two-year service agreement and Smartchoice rate plan. Customers who purchase the HTC Touch phone and are on a qualifying calling plan are able to receive ?My Circle,? Alltel's exclusive calling feature allowing customers to choose who they call for free ? any 10 numbers, any network. Alltel Wireless also offers Anytime Plan Changes, giving customers the flexibility to change their rate plan any time, without extending their contract.