HTC Touch HD Officially Announced in Singapore with Release Date and Pricing

Finally, HTC (SEA) has announced through press release the availability of HTC Touch HD in Singapore. From the press release, HTC Touch HD will be available early December for Starhub. Retail price is S$1,388 (inclusive of GST). Press release after the break.

Press release

New HTC Touch HD™ Raises Bar For
Mobile Internet and Entertainment

Large, 3.8 inch wide-screen VGA display, HTC TouchFLO™ 3D, desktop-class broadband browsing and a 3.5mm audio jack and more provide the ultimate entertainment combination

Singapore – 6 November, 2008 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today unveiled its latest handset, the HTC Touch HD™, an entertainment focused mobile handset that will transform how people experience multimedia on the move. Integrating a large 3.8 inch wide-screen VGA display (WVGA), a standard 3.5mm audio jack and a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, the HTC Touch HD™ is the perfect device for multimedia fans.

Shifting the boundaries of design and innovation
The HTC Touch HD™ combines high performance capabilities with a stylish, sleek design that has made HTC a global leader in mobile phone design and innovation. Its large 3.8 inch WVGA touchscreen offers users stunning clarity and vibrant colours, providing an unrivalled experience when watching movies, browsing the Internet or even scanning through photos taken with the 5 megapixel auto focus camera.

The stylish new device also features HTC’s beautiful TouchFLO™ 3D user interface to provide quick and intuitive access to the people, messages and content that are most important. A standard 3.5mm headphone jack has also been designed-in, allowing consumers to use high-performance headphones with the device for the best possible sound quality.

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“When it comes to mobile entertainment options, users have come to expect, high definition, widescreen, and fast Internet connectivity as a standard. HTC leaves no reason to compromise as the Touch HD™ delivers that uncompromising multimedia and Internet experience,” said Jack Tong, VP of HTC Asia. “We are living in a time where concepts have radically changed. The internet is so much more than just email and our customers expect to be able to access the Internet and high quality multimedia content no matter where they are in the world.”

Getting the most out of the Internet
The large high resolution, widescreen display combined with download speeds up to 18 times faster than standard 3G, enables the HTC Touch HD™ to render websites quickly and in full-page width. This provides a comparable Internet experience to that of home broadband in terms of both speed and page layout. This true mobile broadband experience allows users to navigate more easily, leveraging the mobile internet in a variety of ways. For example, browsing to favourite websites, searching for and streaming video from YouTube or even catching up to the minute news, blog posts and video podcasts with the integrated RSS reader, will be more intuitive for consumers familiar with desktop browsing.

No compromise
The HTC Touch HD™ has been conceived for both business and consumer users alike, who demand style and performance and do not think the two are mutually exclusive. The HTC Touch HD™ is the ideal handset for people who are embracing the mobile multimedia shift but who do not wish to forgo quality, simply by being on the move.

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Said Ng Long Shyang, StarHub’s Head of Consumer Sales: “We are pleased to add an entertainment-class, premium Windows Mobile handset – the HTC Touch HD™ – to our suite of smartphone offerings, in December 2008. Combined with StarHub’s ultra high speed, reliable mobile network and HTC’s mobile heritage in touch-screen experience, our business and consumer users will enjoy an unparalleled experience in mobile communications, Internet access and entertainment services.”

Pricing & Availability:
The HTC Touch HD™ will be available from early December 2008 at all StarHub retail outlets as well as authorized resellers at a suggested retail price of SGD $1,388. (inclusive of 7% GST)**.
* 7.2Mbps speed is subject to mobile operators’ network.
**All prices are subject to pricing policies of individual operators.

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