Orange gets exclusive on HTC Touch HD

Orange has announced that the HTC Touch HD handset will be available in the UK from early November, exclusively on the Orange network.

Described as an entertainment-focused phone on launch, it offers a 3.8-inch widescreen VGA display, a standard 3.5mm audio jack and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus.

The new device gets HTC's TouchFLO 3D user interface and runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.

Measuring 115 x 62.8 x 12mm, the phone weighs 146.4 grams and offers between 310 and 390 minutes talk time and between 390 and 450 hours standby from the 1350mAh battery.

With a Qualcomm MSM7201a 528MHz chipset, there's 512MB flash internal memory and 288MB RAM too, along with a microSD card slot.

The handset is a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE device that offers 7.2Mbps HSDPA as well as GPS/AGPS, Bluetooth 2 + EDR and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi.

The HTC Touch HD is exclusive on the Orange UK network until 2009 from £79.99 on an 18 month, £40 per month contact.