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.