The Touch Cruise is one of those smartphones that has at least one great feature worth writing home about with the “Footprint”. This Footprint has nothing to do with carbon, for it is a GPS feature that allows the user to dock the phone in a car cradle and use it like an ordinary Auto Navigation System.
This phone/GPS device also uses turn-by-turn navigation, and has another geo-tagging feature that enables the user to take “digital postcards” with a 3.2 megapixel camera. I don’t have any more information than that, but I’m guessing this postcard feature will allow the user to send a picture, audio file, and other notes to someone else with the proper coordinates.
The HTC Touch Cruise has an operating system of Windows Mobile 6.1, and has a 2.8 inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with a QVGA resolution display. The other features are no surprise: it is also outfitted with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity. It also includes a microSD memory card slot, with up to 400 minutes talk-time and up to two weeks standby on GSM.
The HTC Touch Cruise will be available in June, where it will be jumping up and down on Oprah’s couch. Oh, sorry, that’s Tom Cruise. I’m not certain what his price is, but the Touch Cruise will be about $600.