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HTC Touch Cruise 2009 review

6.5/10 AVG.
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6.5/10
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The HTC Touch Cruise 2009 currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Windows Mobile
Processor
528 MHz
Screen Size
2.8"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


CNET

It doesn't work well as a sat-nav device, due to its small screen and weedy speaker.

- Frank Lewis, CNET
PhoneDog

The Touch Cruise 2009 is a reworking of the 2008 version. When it comes to making calls, managing photos, and sending texts, the phone is quick and simple. It feels great in the hand and pocket. Unfortunately, when digging into advanced functions, or even changing some fairly simple settings, Window...

- John Walton, PhoneDog


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HTC released the Touch Cruise 2009 on January 22, 2009.


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HTC backs up the Touch Cruise 2009 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2.8"

The HTC Touch Cruise 2009's screen size is 2.8 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
528 MHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM 7225 528 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1100mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1100 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 14 days standby time.

Touch Cruise 2009 Specs

Overview
Release date January 22, 2009
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor Qualcomm MSM 7225 528 MHz
Internal Storage 512 MB
RAM 256 MB
ROM No
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.34 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1100 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.2 x 5.4 x 1.5 cm (4 x 2.1 x 0.6 in)
Weight 103 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry XT9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Geotagging
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WMA, WAV, QCP
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps Windows Media Player
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): HTC Touch Lolite

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Critic Reviews


CNET

Windows Mobile smart phone with sat-nav software

from CNET

The O2 XDA Guide is a brave attempt to bridge the gap between smart phones and dedicated sat-navs. The problem is that it's a much better smart phone than navigation device. On the sat-nav front, the Guide's small screen and weedy speaker do it no favours. But, if you can put up with these deficiencies, it'll certainly get the job done.

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The O2 XDA Guide is a brave attempt to bridge the gap between smart phones and dedicated sat-navs. The problem is that it's a much better smart phone than navigation device. On the sat-nav front, the Guide's small screen and weedy speaker do it no favours. But, if you can put up with these deficiencies, it'll certainly get the job done.

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PhoneDog

Small and very pocketable, cool form factor

from PhoneDog

The Touch Cruise 2009 is a reworking of the 2008 version. When it comes to making calls, managing photos, and sending texts, the phone is quick and simple. It feels great in the hand and pocket. Unfortunately, when digging into advanced functions, or even changing some fairly simple settings, Win...More

The Touch Cruise 2009 is a reworking of the 2008 version. When it comes to making calls, managing photos, and sending texts, the phone is quick and simple. It feels great in the hand and pocket. Unfortunately, when digging into advanced functions, or even changing some fairly simple settings, Windows Mobile 6.1 jumps out from under HTC's beautiful skin and rears its ugly head. Nagging error messages and unintuitive configuration are some of my long-standing WinMo complaints, and the Touch Cruise is not exempt. However, if you're comfortable with Windows Mobile, then the Touch Cruise will be a pleasant experience for you.

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