If you love the HTC Touch or its CDMA sibling, but just can't bring yourself to depend on a touchscreen phone dial, things are looking up for you. HTC is now offering its Touch Dual in the United States, though at this time the handheld is only available as an unlocked handset for use with GSM carriers.
The Touch Dual, like its sibling, is a touch-centric device with a large touchscreen and not much else; however the Dual also includes a slide-to-hide dial pad for users who prefer a more traditional dialing experience.
The Dual includes TouchFLO, HTC's user interface and screen technology that makes Windows Mobile easier to navigate with your fingertip. Other features include the upcoming Windows Mobile 6 Professional OS, Bluetooth 2.0, compatibility with GSM/GPRS wireless networks, including UMTS and HSDPA support, and a microSD flash memory card slot compatible with high-capacity SDHC cards.
At present, the unlocked version of the HTC Touch Dual is available for order from BestBuy.com. The unlocked version is compatible with GSM wireless service providers like T-Mobile and AT&T Mobility.