I thought that Viva is not coming to Singapore. I was wrong. Viva is the lower end version of those Touch phones. It sports a lower processor and TouchFLO (instead of the current TouchFLO3D). However, it is very small and slim. The HTC Touch Viva is now available in black at selected authorized resellers at a suggested retail price of SGD $498. (inclusive of 7% GST). Press Release after the break.
HTC Touch VivaTM Gives Greater Variety and Choice
– A Touch of Pure Joy
Admire the brilliance of smart technology and enjoy the privilege of owning ingenuity. With vibrant and intuitive TouchFLOTM, browsing and interfacing is a pure pleasure!
Singapore – 10 March, 2009 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today introduced the HTC Touch VivaTM. Continuing HTC’s touch-phone tradition, the Touch VivaTM utilizes TouchFLOTM, HTC’s finger-touch optimized navigation experience enabling quick, one-touch access to the people, messages and information people want.
“The HTC Touch VivaTM embodies our commitment to build a family of touch phones that are powerful and stylish but also offer something to everyone,” said Jack Tong, VP of HTC Asia. “Whether you’re a professional or a student you can now get an HTC touch phone with a beautiful touch user experience.”
The Touch VivaTM blends an affordable touch phone with the benefits of HTC’s TouchFLOTM, an easy to use phone and an optimized mobile Internet experience. In addition, with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, users can easily synchronize their calendar, contacts, emails and more with their personal computer.
Feel the exhilaration of your first touch all over again. The HTC Touch Viva™ comprises the best elements of the touch screen experience in a device that’s designed to put this latest, intuitive mobile phone technology in the hands of everyone with a passion for communication.
The compact design houses an ultra-sensitive touch screen for navigation through contacts, media and web pages with the new TouchFLO™, the latest in HTC’s unique touch screen interface technology. Effortless to use and working in perfect harmony with the phone’s main functions, the Touch Viva offers you the perfect welcome to touch-screen control.
Flip through your album artwork, pictures and videos as if they were picture cards in the palm of your hand on the sharp 2.8″ screen. Visit your favourite websites and enjoy YouTube videos at this Mobile Internet era.
With a built in RSS feed to keep you abreast of the latest developments in the world of media, as well the capability to send and receive Outlook email with Microsoft Office documents instantly, you’ll have a truly connected device at your fingertips.
Pricing & Availability:
The HTC Touch Viva™ is now available in black at selected authorized resellers at a suggested retail price of SGD $498. (inclusive of 7% GST)**.
**All prices are subject to pricing policies of individual resellers.
|Processor||TI’s OMAP™ 850, 201 MHz|
|Operating System||Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional|
|Dimensions(LxWxT)||104.5 mm X 59 mm X 15.75 mm
(4.114 inches X 2.323 inches X 0.620 inches)
|Weight||110 grams (3.88 ounces) with battery|
|Display||2.8-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with QVGA (320 X 240) resolution|
|Network||Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
(Band frequency is operator dependent.)
|Device Control||HTC TouchFLO™
4-Way navigation control with Enter button
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for stereo wireless headsets
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
HTC ExtUSB™ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)
|Camera||2.0 megapixel color camera|
|Audio||Built-in microphone and speaker
Ring tone formats:
|Battery||Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1100 mAh
Talk time: Up to 480 minute
Standby time: Up to 270 hours
(The above are subject to network and phone usage.)
|Expansion Slot||microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)|
|AC Adapter||Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
DC output: 5V and 1A
(source: Gina, Thanks!)