US version of HTC Touch Cruise passes through FCC

htc-touch-cruise The HTC Touch Cruise has been a successful device in Europe, and is even included in Microsoft’s top million selling Windows Mobile devices.  It has never before however been released in the USA. This may be set to change however, with a North American version of the HTC Touch Cruise, featuring quad-band GSM connectivity (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz) and dual-band HSDPA connectivity (850 / 1900 MHz) on the US bands, passing through the FCC.

The device will be bundled with a 1GB microSD card that includes “map content for bundled GPS software”.

The device obviously supports the AT&T’s 3G bands, but it does not necessarily mean it will be released on the network.  Much more likely is that the device will be released through non-carrier based distribution channels like Best Buy, an avenue HTC has been pursuing rather more regularly, last seen with the HTC S743.

The new HTC Touch Cruise is a rather nice device, largely due to its added software, HTC Footprints, which makes a rather mundane device very attractive.


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