The leading company in mobile phone innovation and design, HTC Corporation (High Tech Computer Corporation) has announced an updated version of its popular HTC Touch Cruise smartphone – (same name) new HTC Touch Cruise, which boasts a new, more compact and sophisticated design, featuring a bundle of new capabilities, and revolutionary HTC Footprints geo-tagging application that allows users to permanently chronicle their special precious moments by capturing a digital postcard on their smartphone.


According to HTC, “Once captured, Footprints provides the ability to take notes and an audio clip of that favourite restaurant or special place while identifying its specific geographical location. In addition to identifying each postcard with its specific GPS co-ordinates, Footprints also auto-names each postcard with its general location or area.”

Key Specifications Of New HTC Touch Cruise:

  • 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225 chipset
  • 512 MB flash ROM, 256 MB RAM
  • 2.8-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with QVGA resolution
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with geotagging and fixed focus
  • HTC TouchFLO, 4-Way navigation wheel with Enter and HTC Footprints buttons
  • Included car cradle transforms your smartphone into a simple to use turn-by-turn navigator
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for stereo wireless headsets
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
  • WCDMA/HSPA: 900/2100MHz. HSDPA 7.2 Mbps connectivity
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS
  • microSD memory expansion slot
  • HTC ExtUSB interface
  • Talk time (GSM): up to 400 minutes ; Standby time (GSM): up to 2 weeks

“Just as we have seen GPS technology transform how people navigate to new places, we are now seeing location-based applications like HTC Footprints changing how we interact and carry our memories,” said Peter Chou, President and CEO, HTC Corporation.

The new HTC Touch Cruise personal navigation handset which measures 102 x 53.5 x 14.5mm and weights just 103 grams is expected to be available in spring 2009.

Watch product tour of the new updated HTC Touch Cruise below!