HTC adds GPS to latest Touch smartphone

HTC adds GPS to latest Touch smartphone

Touch Cruise features HSDPA 3.5G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

HTC has unveiled the Touch Cruise phone, the third in the firm's portfolio to feature built-in GPS and TomTom mapping in a 3G-HSDPA handset.

The HTC Touch Cruise features touch-sensitive TouchFLO assisted fingertip navigation, which allows users to browse web pages, documents, messages and contact lists, as well as GPS for personal navigation.

The smartphone builds on the HTC Touch and Touch Dual models and comes with a 2.8in screen and runs Windows Mobile 6.

The handset also features HSDPA 3.5G connectivity in addition to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, plus a 3-megapixel auto-focus camera, FM radio and Micro SD memory card slot for adding to the 128MB Ram.

"The original HTC Touch has already been a phenomenal success, and the HTC Touch Cruise with fully integrated GPS adds another dimension to our leading touchscreen device family," said Florian Seiche, vice president at HTC Europe.

"We firmly believe in the importance of choice, and we are proud to have been able to launch three HTC Touch devices since June."

The HTC Touch Cruise will be available this month from retailers and SIM-free from HTC.