Today HTC announced a new WinMo-powered device with GPS navigation as its main features. Photos of the device, nicknamed Iolita have already leaked online on several occasions but now it makes its official debut as HTC Touch Cruise 09.
Yeah that's right - the marketing department over at the Taiwanese company apparently found it too hard of a job to think of a new name for the handset and reused a 2-year-old one (check the original HTC Touch Cruise).
Much like its 02 twin brother - XDA Guide the HTC Touch Cruise 09 strongest asset (and selling point) is GPS navigation. It packs a brand new Advanced Navigation System and the new HTC Footprints location-based services. Those include geo-tagging of photos, sound clips etc. Full turn-by-turn navigation capabilities are said to be included in the device for no extra charge and a car cradle will also be provided in the retail package.
The Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional powered Touch Cruise uses a 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM 7225 processor and 256 MB of RAM. There is also 512 MB of ROM on board, that expandable through the microSD card slot. Some of the other features the new Cruise include the sweet TouchFLO ready to roll on the 2.8" 65K color QVGA touchscreen, 3G with HSDPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (2.0 and A2DP). A 3.2 megapixel fixed focus snapper that is in charge of the photography.
The HTC Touch Cruise 09 will start shipping this spring with an estimated retail price of 460 euro (600 US dollars).