HTC Announces Touch, Formerly the Elf

Today in a press event in London, HTC unveiled the Elf Windows Mobile
6 Professional smartphone, which is also known as the Touch.

What makes the Elf unique is the context sensitive touch screen
technology developed in house that the company calls TouchFLO. The
company claims that this new technology can differentiate between a
finger and stylus and adjusts accordingly, and provides efficient
access to
the most used applications by sweeping a finger left or right to scroll
through the thee main sections of the device: Contacts, Media and

The interface is activated by sweeping up on the
touchscreen, in theory resolving one of the major complaints of Windows
Mobile based devices which was one handed navigation.


The device is one of the smallest HTC devices ever available and
features a 2.8″ QVGA 65K color display, Bluetooth 2.0, microSD
expansion (1GB card included in retail package), 2.0 megapixel camera
with video recording, Microsoft Direct Push Email and HTML mail
support, and triband GSM/EDGE (900/1800/1900), WiFi (802.11b/g).

The device is expected to be available in Europe and Asia later this
month with a North American launch sometime in the second half of this