HTC Brings Strong Windows® Phone Portfolio to Market
HTC HD2, Touch2, Touch Pro2 and Touch Diamond2 - deliver compelling choices to customers
TAIWAN - October 6, 2009 - HTC Corporation today announced its first mobile phones to include the latest Windows Mobile® 6.5 software. In addition to the new HTC HD2 and Touch2, newly purchased Touch Diamond2s and Touch Pro2s will include Windows Mobile 6.5 while upgrades will be offered to existing customers that previously purchased the Touch Diamond2 or Touch Pro2 phones.
"HTC is pleased to be integrating the new enhancements and services available on Windows phones with four leading HTC phones, this is a testament to the strong partnership HTC and Microsoft have," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "The HTC HD2, Touch2, Touch Pro2 and Touch Diamond2 offer compelling choices to a variety of people looking for an advanced phone that is simple to use."
Each handset boasts its own sleek and stylish design and utilizes full touchscreen controls to bring the rich Windows phone experience to life, including Microsofts new My Phone service and Windows Marketplace for Mobile.
The new HTC HD2 is the first HTC Windows phone to include HTC Sense, a customer experience focused on putting people at the centre by making their phones work in a more simple, natural and personal way. With its industry leading, high-resolution, 4.3-inch capacitive touch display, the ultra thin HTC HD2 delivers more visible content in a sharper, brighter and richer way.
HTC Touch Pro2
Designed for business professionals, the HTC Touch Pro2 is architected with distinct style and strength while delivering the most powerful productivity experience available on a mobile phone.
HTC Touch Diamond2
The Touch Diamond2 brings an advanced touch experience to people looking for the professional benefits of a smartphone without sacrificing its size, looks or functionality.
The new HTC Touch2 delivers a full touch experience that enables you to do all the things you want on your phone easily. The Touch2 expands HTC's portfolio of touch-based phones and is focused on delivering an advanced touch experience to a broader group of people.
"Windows phones are for people who want to get the most out of life. People who want to work hard and play hard, and not compromise either. What they need is a phone that helps them make the most of every moment - simplifying life, enriching experiences, and giving them more options, wherever they are," said Andy Lees, senior vice president, Mobile Communication Business, Microsoft Corp. "The HTC innovation in their portfolio of new Windows phones gives customers the ability to choose a great phone in the design that suits their individual needs and style."
Windows phone enables powerful messaging, browsing and productivity capabilities delivered through Windows Mobile 6.5. Offering a best in class e-mail experience complete with the ability to synchronize Microsoft Exchange, you have the ability to check and manage multiple email accounts. Microsoft Corp.s new My Phone service enables you to automatically back up and synch photos, music, contacts and text messages for free from these three phones to the web. These phones also include access to the newly unveiled Windows® Marketplace for Mobile where people can go to download a variety of applications.
The HTC Touch2, Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 with Windows Mobile 6.5 are available through selected operators across Europe now and will be rolling out to other regions in the coming months. The new HTC HD2 will be available soon with selected operators across Europe, before rolling out to other regions.
Notes to Editors
Customers with an original HTC Touch Diamond2 or Touch Pro2 will be able to update their phone via a new ROM which will be available from HTC's website in the coming weeks at http://www.htc.com.
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry and continues to pioneer industry-leading mobile experiences through design, usability and innovation that are sparked by how the mobile phone can improve how people live and communicate. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit http://www.htc.com.
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