HTC's Newest Touch Cruise with Photo Geotagging
HTC on Friday unveiled the Touch Cruise, a handset featuring built-in GPS and accompanying software. The new smartphone Touch Cruise, emphasizes its GPS capabilities with new geotagging software called "Footprints" and turn-by-turn driving direction.
The software Footprints enables owners who take picture using the device's 3.2-megapixel camera to then add notes and audio clips while automatically identifying the photo's specific geographical location. In addition to identifying each snapshot with its specific GPS coordinates, Footprints also auto-names each picture with its general location or area.
Touch Curise Features.
- 512 MB flash ROM
- 256 MB RAM
- Expandable microSD slot
- OS - Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
One of the good features of Footprint is show-and-tell, users can relive their travels photo-by-photo with the geo-tracking program, whether the picture were taken indoors or outside. said HTC. Also users will receive turn-by-turn directions displayed on the handset's 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen with HTC's TouchFLO technology, and its better than the in-car navigation system. User can access their phone, contacts, e-mail, messaging, calander and GPS apps with the simple touch.
Touch Cruise will also work with the EDGE and HSDPA 3G networks. It will be available in markets around the world in spring 2009 and will reportedly sell for US$500 to $600.