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In the midst of the sexy new handset releases hitting at the moment, the new HTC Touch 3G is easily overlooked. However, we all know that the original Touch was a HUGE hit and I know there are a good number of fans of the device here (myself included), so i'm giving it's successor a try courtesy of our friends at devicewire.com!

The Touch 3G fixes the two biggest complaints on the original device, adding GPS and 3G. Full specs are as follows...

- Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
- 528 MHz Processor
- 2.8" QVGA display
- 3G / HSDPA
- GPS and A-GPS ready
- Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR
- WiFi 802.11 b/g
- 3.2 megapixel camera with fixed focus
- 1100 mAh battery
- 256 MB ROM / 192 MB RAM
- 102mm x 53.6mm x 14.5mm
- 96g

The device retails for £333.99 at devicewire.com, with free delivery via our 'FDMODACO' code.

I will be posting a full review in the next week or so, but if you have a question for me in the meantime, then fire away! B)

P

PS I have the brown one, it's really nice!

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I'll ask the obvious one, what's the battery life like?

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It's a 1100mAh battery, couldn't say as yet, but i'll update once i've used it a bit...

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- GPS and A-GPS ready


If you have a chance to test the GPS, especially in terms of lag, I'd be very interested to hear how it performs...

Thanks!
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This is one device which I've been keenly anticipating (just waiting for the black model to come out). I'll be upgrading from the original T-Mobile MDA Touch. So I'd be grateful of you could answer the following...

1. What's the screen touch sensitivity like? The MDA required quite a hard press.

2. Is there a pouch or case included in the box?

3. Do you have a feel for s/w compatibility for applications? I would hope to be able to run my copy of TomTom5, but I have about 6 or 7 other apps which I would like to keep.

4. I really tired of the TouchFlo UI on the MDA Touch. I understand it is vastly improved with this model, but just in case I tire of it again, how easy is it to drop back to the old style WM UI?

Many thanks for your time!

Regards,
Toonie.

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1. A LOT better, that was a big complaint of mine about the original Touch too.

2. I don't have the full retail package.

3. As a QVGA Pocket PC, compatability will be excellent.

4. Very very easy!

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Is the loudspeaker better and louder than the Diamond? In fact is the whole device better than the Diamond? Thanks Paul B)

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Diamond has a VGA screen, which is a big plus...

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Many thanks for the replies sofar! I notice in the picture that it's connected to T-Mobile. Are you able to confirm if the roaming bug, which still plagues my MDA Touch is gone from this model? The problem I experience is that the phone 'thinks' it's roaming nearly all the time when I'm within the UK, and therefore not. It's aggravating having a dialogue warning me about it every time I go to check my email.

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Diamond has a VGA screen, which is a big plus...

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But no memory expansion B)

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But no memory expansion B)


And a smaller battery B)

I ended up buying the Touch 3G in the end. Have been very pleased with it so far.

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do all of u knw, hw to make the touch 3g perform better?
i already hv 1, i put the 8gig mmry card with him, but it were damn slow.
B)

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