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LONDON — November 12 2007 – HTC Corp. (TAIEX: 2498; “HTC”), the world’s leading
provider of Microsoft Windows Mobile® smart devices, today launched the HTC Touch
Cruise™, the third member of the HTC Touch product family and the first to feature built-in
GPS for personal navigation. Building on the popularity of the HTC Touch™ and the HTC
Touch Dual™, the Touch Cruise also includes 3G-HSDPA wireless connectivity.



Users on the move will easily be able to interact with the HTC Touch Cruise’s navigation
functionality and can take advantage of HTC’s TouchFLO™ technology, which enhances
finger touch scrolling and browsing of Web pages, documents, messages and contact lists,
controlled by simply sweeping a finger across the screen. TouchFLO also offers the ability to
view photos and photo slideshows using on-screen controls and to zoom and rotate images
with only one hand.



Stylish and sleek in design, the Touch Cruise is further illustration of HTC’s commitment to
innovation and to building a suite of touchscreen devices that cater to a variety of customer
needs and styles. The HTC Home™ screen provides one-touch access to emails, text
messages, calendar appointments and contacts, as well as current weather conditions and
forecasts for hundreds of cities around the world. Users can then simply sweep their finger up
the display to launch an animated, three-dimensional interface comprising three screens:
Contacts, Media and Applications. The interface can be spun by swiping a finger right or left
across the display, providing efficient access to the features consumers use most.



The new Touch Cruise boasts of super fast HSDPA/3.5G connectivity plus Wi-Fi® and
Bluetooth®, making it a highly connected device for consumers on the move. Its 2.8” screen is
great for enjoying mobile multimedia and because it runs on Windows Mobile 6 Professional,
the built-in Windows Media Player is ideal for music and movies.



Florian Seiche, VP of HTC Europe, commented, “The original HTC Touch has already been a
phenomenal success, and the HTC Touch Cruise™ with fully integrated GPS adds another
dimension to our leading touchscreen device family. We firmly believe in the importance of
choice – one device does not fit everyone’s needs – and we’re proud to have been able to
launch three HTC Touch devices since June.”
The Touch Cruise utilizes mapping and navigation solutions from TomTom®. This navigation
software comes complete with a taster city map or the option of full maps of Western Europe.
Other key features include a 3 megapixel auto focus camera, FM radio and microSD™
memory card slot for adding to the 128MB RAM. The device will be available from both
retailers and SIM free from HTC starting this month.




Launched in June 2007, the HTC Touch was the first member of the HTC Touch family and
has proven to be a massive hit since it launched. The HTC Touch Dual, which features
HSDPA connectivity and a sliding keypad, was launched in October 2007.




For more information on the HTC Touch Cruise or any of HTC’s other devices, please
contact:


Richard George or Emma Turner
Nelson Bostock Communications
T.         +44 (0)20 7792 7408
richard.george@nelsonbostock.com / emma.turner@nelsonbostock.com




Key specifications:


• Qualcomm® MSM7200™ chipset
• Built-in GPS receiver
• TomTom® GPS navigation software
• 400MHz CPU
• TouchFLO™
• 256MB/128 MB ROM/RAM
• Wi-Fi® connectivity
• Bluetooth® 2.0
• GSM/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA up to 3.6Mbps
• 2.8” QVGA Touch Screen
• FM Radio
• microSD™ memory card slot
• Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional
• HTC Home™




About HTC


Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) designs, manufactures and markets innovative, feature
rich smartphone and PDA Phone devices.




Since its establishment, HTC has developed strong R&D capabilities, pioneered many new
designs and product innovations and launched state-of-the-art PDA Phones and smartphones
for mobile operators and distributors in Europe, the US, and Asia. These machines are
available as HTC devices and as products individually customized for operator and device
partners.




HTC is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile device market. 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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