“If you reach too far, you can lose your balance and fall on your face,” Peter Svensson reports for The Associated Press.
“That’s what happened with the design process for the ‘Touch by HTC,’ one of the smart phones fighting for our attention this holiday season,” Svensson reports.
“The $249 Touch, carried by Sprint Nextel Corp., overreaches badly in trying to be a touch-screen phone just like the iPhone. The resulting mess is the worst phone I’ve tried in the last few years,” Svensson reports.
MacDailyNews Note: The HTC Touch runs (or tries to, at least) on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile software.
“Even with a stylus the Touch is full of problems. When I turned the screen on, I often found it cluttered with inscrutable error messages. The Windows Media music player would skip while playing MP3s, making it useless,” Svensson reports.
“With its first phone, Apple got it right, while the combined efforts of two veterans in the business, HTC and Microsoft, couldn’t make a decent touch-screen phone,” Svensson reports.
Full article here.
Yet another lovely review for the iPhony HTC Touch and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile OS.
HTC Touch vs. Apple iPhone:
Apple’s OS X-based iPhone:
Direct link via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h5-VZoEhi0
HTC’s Windows Mobile-based HTC Touch:
Direct link via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivxGe2znZQI