Not Tom Cruise … Touch Cruise

HTC Touch CruiseThis is my cell phone – the HTC Touch Cruise. It just came out and still isn’t widely available. Its OS is Windows Mobile 6, which has its pros and cons we’ll talk about in a future post. Here’s the good, the bad and the ugly of the device. First, the good:

  • Very pocketable (small and thin) since no keyboard to add to height or (as a slide-out) to thickness.
  • Very large (and bright) screen (for my aging eyes).
  • Very cool, having touch features like an iPhone. That’s why it’s called Touch; I have no clue about the Cruise part.
  • Very powerful, with 400 MHz processor, 256 MB ROM, 128 MB RAM.
  • Very quick, supporting HSDPA and UMTS.

The bad? Well, it’s very expensive (what do you expect?). Also, it doesn’t have a hardware keyboard, This is not an issue for me since I use the soft keyboard, but I don’t text a lot. As for the ugly, none.  It’s a beautiful device.

9 Responses to “Not Tom Cruise … Touch Cruise”


  • Hi, this is a comment. Hopefully yours will be better!

  • I wanted this…. but now I want the Xperia.

  • There’s no question that the Xperia X1 is a hot device. However, according to the articles I’ve seen, it won’t be out until the second half of the year. That’s a long time from now.

  • Where did you get your Touch Cruise?

  • Tom, I bought it from Adam at GSMPhone Source:
    http://www.gsmphonesource.com/
    info@gsmphonesource.com

    I’ve bought about 10 devices from Adam. His word and follow through have always been good. I’m sure there are reputable sellers, but I tend to stay with vendors who have worked out well rather than experimenting with new ones. Why fix what ain’t broke?

  • Thanks! I’ve used MobilePlanet in the past and had decent success. Glad to know about another option, though I didn’t see the phone listed on the GSMPhoneSource site at the moment. Did they do a special order for you?

    Great site, by the way!

  • Tom, glad you enjoy the site. I get a lot of pleasure from it, partly the writing, but more the interchange with others like you in the community. Hopefully there will be more visitors and interchange as the word gets out.

    To answer your question, yes. I always have special ordered. Just email Adam at info@gsmphonesource.com. He generally responds pretty fast. His prices are competitive; what I like about him is honesty and service.

    MobilePlanet aka Expansys US is OK. I order stuff from them, but not cutting (bleeding) edge stuff like this. The reason is I have had bad experiences getting the straight scoop from them about availability. I think I’m getting it in 2 weeks, then it’s 4, then it’s 6. By contrast, I’ve always gotten the straight scoop from Adam.

    Good luck however you choose.

  • Jeff,

    Thanks for the information. I’ve sent Adam an email, and we’ll see what he says. I appreciate it!

    Also, I just sent you a couple of emails with some more detailed questions.

    Thanks!

  • I heard that he was quite keen do a Home and Away cameo! lmao. do you know if this is true? There’s a part of me that kind of hopes this is true lol.

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