17
Feb
08

HTC Touch Cruise First Look

Jerry over at Mobility Today has written a great review on the new HTC Touch Cruise. m_htc_touch_cruise_front Jerry is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to mobile computing and he is also a straight shooter. Here is a  small part of Jerry’s review.

I have had the Cruise for a couple of days now. My first impressions are overwhelming….I like it!! With all the negative press HTC has been getting for not taking advantage of the graphics capability of the MSM7200 chipset I have to say that although the Cruise would benefit from the proper drivers, overall performance of the device, especially the use of TouchFlo is not really an issue. The device performs nicely and moves along with the help of the generous amount of RAM.

Phone quality has been excellent (on AT&T) and signal quality has been just a bit better than the Treo 750. Even at work, where I am surrounded by computer equipment and in the center of a large building, the Cruise does manage to keep a 3G lock where the Treo would be knocked down to a 2 bar EDGE signal.

Some have complained about the amount of pressure needed on the screen in order initiate an action. To be fair, I think some of those complaints are because the Cruise is compared to devices like the Apple iPhone and the Apple Touch. Out of the box the Touch Cruise does need a bit more pressure on the screen but nothing too extreme. There are several registry hacks that change the pressure sensitivity and scrolling speed which, when applied, improve the overall experience.

You can read the whole review at Mobility Today


2 Responses to “HTC Touch Cruise First Look”


  1. 1 Jerry G.
    February 17, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Thanks Steve for the good word! 🙂

  2. February 17, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Jerry,

    My pleasure. It was a great piece and you don’t play favorites. I respect someone who gives us their honest opinion.


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