HTC has unveiled its latest Touch-branded handset, the HD.

Described as an entertainment-focused phone, 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.

HTC says the widescreen display combined with download speeds up to 18 times faster than standard 3G enables the HTC Touch HD to render websites quickly and in full-page width for a comparable-with-a-PC experience.

"Today, widescreen TV, Internet and video have become the standard so there is no reason to compromise when you leave the house, the Touch HD delivers that uncompromising multimedia and Internet experience", said Peter Chou, president and CEO HTC Corporation.

The HTC Touch HD will be available across European carriers in Q4 2008 and be introduced in other global markets soon after, pricing and specific operator info not revealed.