>Introducing another iPhone Challenger: The HTC Touch HD

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The iPhone is in a class of its own. It is the most seamlessly converged mobile device currently on the market. The Blackberry, Symbian, and Windows Mobile platforms all have their strengths and weaknesses, but it is the iPhone that is able to provide users a true, mp3, personal video player, telephone, pictures, and browsing experience that sets the standard for developers and manufacturers. That is until now. Ask a gearhead who has succumb to the lure of the iPhone what he wishes it has, and of course, you’ll hear, removable battery, greater resolution, better camera, ability to customize (a la Windows Mobile).
Imagine, a phone with a similar form factor, but with even higher resolution. I am talking WVGA or 800 x 480 pixel resolution. Windows Mobile and Treo Users have had to make due with 320 x 240 for the longest time. Early previews of the HTC Touch HD’s display report it as absolutely gorgeous. It will trump iPhone’s 480 x 320 resolution. Comparisons are inevitable, because the HTC Touch HD looks so much like the iPhone.
Its other features will have loyal Windows Mobile users drooling: a 5 megapixel camera (no flash), stylus, microSD slot, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and a 1350mAH battery. We’re talking a serious smartphone here, and not a neat multimedia phone with a touch keyboard (sorry iPhone).
No news on who will get this first in the US. Perhaps, by the end of the year. The iPhone 3G is a truly amazing device, but this new offering from HTC provides an alternative. Competition is good.
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