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HTC P3050 Touch (CDMA) review

6.4/10 AVG.
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6.4/10
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The HTC P3050 Touch (CDMA) currently has an Informr score of 6.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 74 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The HTC Touch 3050 is a capable newcomer to the newly popularized touch-screen PDA market.

The Touch is unique in that its overall dimensions are small, only 10.1 cm x 5.9 cm x 1.4 cm, however it has a wonderful, 2.8” high resolution screen that practically fills the entire face of the device.

Running on Telus and Bell CDMA networks in Canada and AllTel, Sprint and Verizon in the US, the Touch is high-speed data (EVDO REV A) capable and features email via Microsoft’s ActiveSync, instant messaging with Windows Live, text messaging, speakerphone and more.

Additional features include:

  • - Speed dialing with quick contact look-up
  • - 2.0 megapixel camera with digital zoom, adjustable resolution, image capture and video playback
  • - Can be used as a modem to connect your laptop to the internet (required cable included)
  • - Bluetooth Wireless Technology for hands-free headset
  • - MicroSD slot allows for up to 4GB
  • - Mini-USB accessory port
  • - Synchronize Contacts, Calendar Events, Tasks, etc., and able to access Microsoft Outlook
  • - Pocket Express Services: Pocket Express allows users to customer news feeds, including sports, weather and more
  • - Edit Microsoft Word and Excel document and view PowerPoint documents
  • - MP3 and video playback via Windows Media Player 10
  • - More

The Touch has a customizable “Today Screen” and uses HTC’s TouchFlo technology to provide the user with a wonderful interactive experience much like the iPhone.

This TouchFlo user interface, however, does not extend much beyond the “today screen”, where Windows Mobile 6 soon takes over. One moment you are interacting with the device almost exactly like an iPhone, but for everything else you are relegated to the Windows operating system.

Unlike the iPhone and Prada, the HTC Touch did not have its operating system and user interface developed in tandem, so it does lack a seamless, uniform user experience. The end result is somewhat schizophrenic; it hints of what could be but ultimately is Windows driven.

To be fair, Windows Mobile 6 does grant the user entry into the well-heeled and popular MS operating universe, which also includes numerous third party applications which can be added.

What’s in the Box:

  • - HTC Touch smartphone
  • - AC Charger
  • - Battery
  • - 1GB microSD card with adapter
  • - Wired stereo headset
  • - Carrying Case
  • - Extra stylus
  • - Screen protector
  • - USB Data and charging cable
  • - Mini USB splitter
  • - Companion CD with ActiveSynce and Outlook software
  • - Quick Start Guide

The HTC Touch is a powerful, full-featured smartphone and comes with everything you need to get started enjoying it right away. But be aware that due to the incongruous OS and UI, you will be effortlessly interacting with TouchFlo one moment, and tapping with a stylus the next.


Operating system
Windows Mobile
Processor
400 MHz
Screen Size
2.8"
Camera
2+ MP


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While its finger based controls still feel a bit like an "add-on" in much of the system, the Verizon XV6900 for Verizon is still quite an improvement over the original GSM device, a device that I am very fond of. I miss the WiFi connectivity, but Verizon's EV-DO network is very fast and more conveni...

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HTC released the P3050 Touch (CDMA) on June 22, 2007.



HTC backs up the P3050 Touch (CDMA) with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2.8"

The HTC P3050 Touch (CDMA)'s screen size is 2.8 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
400 MHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM7500 400 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
152 MB

Internal memory is 152 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 4 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1100mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1100 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 9.5 days standby time.

P3050 Touch (CDMA) Specs

Overview
Release date June 22, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm MSM7500 400 MHz
Internal Storage 152 MB
RAM 128 MB
ROM 256 MB
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.25 W/kg
Body: 0.46 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1100 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 9.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black, Blue, Burgundy, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.1 x 5.9 x 1.4 cm (4 x 2.3 x 0.6 in)
Weight 113 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.8 inches
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 4 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps Microsoft Outlook Mobile, Windows Media Player
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): HTC XV6900, HTC Vogue

Note: A Windows Mobile 6.1 OS upgrade is now available.
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