I actually got my hands on the HTC Touch at the weekend when I walked down to Tottenham Court Road to get myself a new Nokia.
I first spotted it because the guy in front of me was looking closely at buying it. I asked the chap if I could have a look at it. Geez it was small. Perfectly formed. I’ve never seen a Windows Mobile device like it.
Yes some of those Samsungs and Motorola Qs look smart, but the HTC Touch is something else.
I liked the look of it.
£300 though. But it IS gorgeous.
I only got a chance to look at the form factor though. I couldn’t switch it on. Not in the shop.
So I gave a muted glance to the ‘touch’ labelling and diagrams on the screen.
Then Lisa from HTC PR whacked me over the HTC Europe product site link. I don’t know why I hadn’t looked before.
If you’ve got a spare few minutes, checkout the HTC Touch page and browse through the flash animation. Wow. It’s iPhone-esque. Although actually, the interface looks a lot better than the rudimentary iPhone gestures I’ve seen Steve Jobs demoing. You can ‘flick’ the menu around. You can flick up and down. Very swish. Really cool.
And it’s Windows Mobile 6.0.
Now. Is that good news or bad news? Good news, I reckon.
It’s not often you come across a Windows Mobile device that you’d actually like to have in your pocket. And one that would fit gorgeously in the pocket without confusing women.