HTC has announced a new version of the navigation oriented Touch Cruise smart device to be released worldwide beginning in the second quarter of the year.
The defining feature of the new Touch Cruise is the addition of a new software program called HTC Footprints.Â The program takes GPS geotagging of photos one step further by adding geotagging ability to videos and overlaying audio, essentially creating a virtual postcard that can be saved to the device with general tagging for each file as well as specific location data which can be used as a visual guide.
The specifications for the device consist of a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen display, quadband GSM/EDGE, dual-band US 3G support, Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, microSDHC expansion slot, Bluetooth with stereo audio support, 3.2 megapixel camera with video recorder, speakerphone, and GPS support via a built-in transceiver along with simultaneous A-GPS support.
Pricing for the Touch Cruise will be ~$500-600, with the US version supporting US 3G and HSDPA 7.2 data access.Â In keeping with the navigation focus of the device, the purchase price includes a dock and vehicle dash mount cradle.
3 responses to “HTC Announces New Touch Cruise with Footprints Geotagging Software”
hopefully you could upload geotagged photos directly to
wayyy too many HTC phones coming out…they should concentrate on releasing on perfect phone instead of like fifteen different ones that all leave something to be desired.
Just my opinion.
The comment above is right you. Props to Joe. HTC should just concentrate on one or two phones, make them Storm and iPhone killlers, and make them available worldwide. The HTC Touch HD is a great phone. Now make it better HTC, and make it available in the USA. Now go get um!