HTC Touch Cruise Advertorial

I’m one of those girls guilty of being a fan of bimbo phones.
A bimbo phone is basically a phone that looks really pretty on the outside, but doesn’t do much for you at all with limited functions… much like a real bimbo.

So when Nuffnang & HTC presented me with a HTC Touch Cruise to do a review on, I was very much (pleasantly) surprised.

HTC Touch Cruise isn’t just any bimbo phone. The HTC Touch Cruise is a SMART phone.

Yeah as in they’re really called Smartphones because they have soo much intelligence and data packed in them… As I turned on my new phone… I was immediately in awe. Like srsly.

This thing runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional!!

I dunno about you, but I’ve never seen a phone that was so much like a computer.. It’s like my very own Pocket PC.

Intrigued, I played around with the phone and here are some of the features of the HTC Touch Cruise that I liked: Sleek Exterior. Yes, appearance matters a lot to me.

To be honest, what came to mind when I thought of Smartphone is “ugly, heavy and bulky” for appearance and “confusing / unnecessarily geeky” for the functions. Little did I know how wrong I was. The first thing that struck me about the HTC Touch Cruise was how extremely light it is, considering the fact most Smartphones are quite heavy.. (I think)

Different sides and views of the phone

The HTC Touch Cruise is only 103 grams with battery, and 102(L) X 53.5(W) X 14.5(T) mm in size!

James was with me when I first used the phone, and he kept complimenting on how sleek it looks.
(also hinting to me that his phone was old and outdated and that his bday was “coming soon”… heh). If you’ve heard of the HTC Touch Cruise before, this is actually a newer version that was just released in 2009

It is obviously much sleeker as compared to the version from 2007 – improvements have been made to the phone as well.

Navigating Around: I’m not a fan of touch screen phones, but navigating around the HTC Touch Cruise was actually pretty easy after awhile.. thank god it comes with a stylus that fits snugly at the side of your phone when you’re not using it.

I don’t like having to poke my phone with my finger tips. I hate having to use the tips of my fingers to poke the virtual keypads and having so many typos cos my fingers are so fat.. LOL.

Like I said, I have always been using bimbo phones but doing tasks with the HTC Touch Cruise was surprisingly easy even for a first-time user, I heard it was heavily modified to be more user-friendly. Good for people like me who aren’t that tech-savvy.

It’s almost like using your computer anyway! Windows, hello?

I know this is the main concern with people about smartphones… “Is it too hard to use? Does it lag with so much functions available?”

My answer: Nope!

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HTC Footprints & GPS

“HTC Footprints” – This spiffy new technology lets you tag the images taken via the device with the current GPS coordinates so you can find this place easily in the future!

I can then add a note or even a voice note to remind myself why this location is significant… This function is both fun and useful. I can imagine myself using the HTC Footprints in many ways, such as taking a photo of my school and tagging it because my mum always gets lost when she drives me to school!!

Or how about using HTC Footprints to tag that unfamiliar restaurant your friend brought you to which had surprisingly amazing food?
I hate not being able to remember how to get to places! Now my problem’s fixed.

The HTC Touch Cruise has GPS maps enabled by PapaGo, how convenient is having your phone give you turn-by-turn directions? Talk about high-tech!! *suddenly feels shy about her bimbo phones*

This will definitely come in handy.. I used to get lost in Orchard Road. I’m not kidding.

Bloggers, twitters, facebook-ers, I hear ya!!!!

Wi-Fi enabled, Internet connectivity at broadband speeds. They even have Messenger Live!!

I’d never have to be bored while I’m waiting for that friend who is always late, and even better – I wouldn’t have to bring my laptop out! I brought my laptop to school yesterday for my project and OMG it was so heavy and bulky and horrendous and yeah even though a laptop is meant for you to carry it around, I don’t think my lappy is going anywhere anytime soon.

Especially now since I have my 103 grams HTC Touch Cruise that comes with GPS and Internet and all sorts of other snazzy functions. *flips hair*

In Car Holder & Charger

The HTC Touch Cruise can be charged by connecting to the cigarette lighter outlet in your car, and the holder lets you attach the handheld to a car’s windshield for optimal viewing when driving. I know this is so random but I love how I can charge my phone in my mum’s car!!

You have no idea how many times I’ve left my house only to find out that my battery was dying on me!
What was I to do, head back home to charge my battery and be impossibly late or go out completely uncontactable?
With this function, I can quit worrying about my phone draining its battery too fast, I can charge it on my way out.. I wouldn’t want my battery to die on me while using the GPS to find my way around, then I would be really lost.

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Yup, so these are the functions that I like the most about this phone!
Like I said, I’m not the most tech-savvy blogger around to give the best review but the fact that I’m a user of bimbo phones and that I still find this phone nice enough and useful is saying something.

It shows that the HTC Touch Cruise isn’t just meant for businessmen or men in general – women and teenage girls alike will love it too. Come on, I know many women get lost while driving.. :P

*cough*GPS*cough*

Oh yea, for those who are wondering about the camera…

It’s 3.2 megapixels :) It’s relatively clear! I’d say the GPS makes up for it.. You can’t have everything in one phone, especially since the HTC Touch Cruise is so light and sleek and still packed with intelligence.
*cough*eyefoneonly2megapixels*cough*

Now, my impression of Smartphones have kinda changed… I enjoy using both bimbo phones and smart phones :P

The HTC Touch Cruise retails for about $858. For those who are interested in buying the HTC Touch Cruise at a discounted price, email Shiberty@hotmail.com

Do check out http://www.htc.com/sea – their official website!