By October 27, 2008

HTC Touch HD – Orange exclusive leaked document!

For those of you that doubted what we were saying about the HTC Touch HD being an Orange exclusive in the UK please have a look at the leaked press release below!

Touch HD front with OW screenshot2 Touch HD front with OW screenshot



Orange today announced that the HTC Touch HD handset will be available in the UK from early November, exclusively on the Orange network. The Touch HD is a premium multimedia enhanced mobile handset, designed with a focus on entertainment that is set transform how people experience multimedia on the move.

Its extensive 3.8 inch, high resolution, widescreen WVGA touchscreen offers users stunning clarity and vibrant colours, providing an unrivalled experience when watching movies or using Orange’s mobile TV service, browsing the internet on Orange’s high speed data network (3G+) or even scanning through photos taken with its 5 megapixel auto focus camera. The Touch HD also renders websites quickly and in full-page width, providing a browsing experience closer to that using fixed line broadband and allowing users to navigate more easily.

What’s more, the stylish new device features HTC’s beautiful TouchFLO 3D user interface to provide quick and intuitive access to the people, messages and content that are most important, and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack has been incorporated, allowing customers to use high-performance headphones with the device for the best possible sound quality.

Speaking on the announcement, Francois Mahieu, Director of Devices, Orange UK said: “"We are very pleased to launch this state of the art mobile internet device exclusively on the Orange network. It is a great phone but also a wonderful multimedia handset which paves the way to even more innovations from Orange next year in the mobile internet space. The HTC Touch HD on Orange will be the must have device this Christmas for the person that wants it all".

The HTC Touch HD is exclusive on the Orange UK network until 2009 from £79.99 on an 18 month, £40 per month contact *Package includes inclusive option of anytime mobile internet browsing (subject to 250Mb per month).

The phone is available from Orange via Orange stores, Orange Telesales (0800 079 2000) and Orange’s online shop

Key Touch HDTM product specifications:

· Size: 115 x 62.8 x 12 mm

· Weight: 146.4 grams/5.164 oz with battery

· Connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHzWCDMA / HSPA: 900/2100MHz.

· Software/Operating system: HTC TouchFLO 3D with Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional

· Display: 3.8 inch Wide Screen VGA screen (480 x 800 WVGA)

· Camera: 5.0 megapixel with auto focus – Second Camera: VGA

· Internal memory: 512 MB flash; 288 MB RAM

· Memory card: microSD™ memory card (SDHC™ capable)

· WLAN: 802.11b/g

· Bluetooth®: 2.0 with EDR


· Interface: HTC ExtUSB™ (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed)

· Battery: 1350 mAh

· Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 390 minutes*** / GSM: Up to 310 minutes***        

· Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 450 hours*** / GSM: Up to 390 hours***

· Chipset: Qualcomm® MSM7201a™ 528 MHz

Cant wait to get my hands on one! I suspect that you’ll still be able to get the Touch HD SIM-Free from your favourite reseller but not on contract from anyone but Orange!


Posted by: Matt

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