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New HTC Touch Diamond2(TM) and HTC Touch Pro2(TM) Signal a New Wave in Communication

February 16, 2009

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ — HTC Corporation, a global
designer of mobile phones, today unveiled two new flagship devices, the HTC
Touch Diamond2(TM) and HTC Touch Pro2(TM). Integrating innovative simplicity
with unique style and an intuitive interface, the devices balance function,
form and cutting-edge technology to personalize the communication and mobile
Internet experience.

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“The HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Touch Diamond2 introduce a mobile
communication experience that simplifies how we communicate with people in our
lives whether through voice, text or e-mail,” said Peter Chou, president and
CEO, HTC Corp. “HTC is delivering the latest, cutting-edge sophistication in a
broad portfolio of mobile phones that improve how people live, work and
communicate.”

HTC TOUCHFLO 3D INTEGRATED WITH WINDOWS MOBILE

The HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2 utilize HTC’s latest TouchFLO 3D
interface. TouchFLO 3D has been more deeply integrated into a customized
version of Windows Mobile 6.1 to deliver more consistency throughout Windows
Mobile applications and menus. Focused on making navigation easier and more
intuitive, TouchFLO 3D brings important information to the top-level user
interface, including quick access to people, messaging, e-mail, photos, music
and weather. As part of this improved Windows Mobile integration the touch
focus areas have been enlarged to be more finger-touch friendly.

BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER

With the HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2, HTC is introducing a new
people-centric communication approach, providing a single contact view that
displays the individual conversation history of contacts regardless of whether
voice, text or e-mail were used. This can be viewed from the contact card or
the in-call screen during a phone conversation, ensuring the latest
communication contact by contact is always at hand.

SIMPLIFYING HOW PEOPLE ACCESS THEIR INFORMATION

Continuing its commitment to making the mobile Internet easier and more
enjoyable, the HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2 introduce HTC’s Push
Internet technology. HTC Push Internet alleviates slow downloading and
rendering of Web pages on a mobile phone. Users can preselect their favorite
Web sites to get immediate access to them when needed.

HTC TOUCH DIAMOND2

The HTC Touch Diamond2 is the next step in the evolution of the successful
HTC Touch Diamond. Crafted to fit perfectly in the hand, the Touch Diamond2
evolves the compact design and iconic style of the original HTC Touch Diamond.
It incorporates a larger 3.2-inch high-resolution wide-screen VGA display for
a greater viewing area in a design just 13.7mm thick. The phone also includes
a new touch-sensitive zoom bar for even faster zooming of Web pages, e-mails,
text messages, photos or documents.

Leveraging HTC’s TouchFLO 3D experience combined with a people-centric
communication approach and HTC’s new Push Internet technology, The Touch
Diamond2 offers an advanced touch experience that is optimized for one-hand
use.

With 50 percent better battery life, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera,
expandable memory, gravity sensor and an ambient light sensor, the Touch
Diamond2 brings the most sophisticated capabilities to a broad consumer
audience looking for the professional benefits of a smartphone without
sacrificing size, looks or functionality.

HTC TOUCH PRO2

Designed for business professionals, the HTC Touch Pro2 is architected
with distinct style and strength while delivering the most powerful
productivity experience available on a mobile phone. Leveraging HTC’s TouchFLO
3D, people-centric communication and Push Internet technology, the Touch Pro2
features a high-resolution 3.6-inch widescreen VGA display for an expanded
viewing area and large finger-friendly QWERTY keyboard. With improved battery
life, expandable memory and a touch-sensitive zoom bar as well as gravity,
proximity and ambient light sensors, the Touch Pro2 is optimized for touch as
well as heavy e-mail use.

INTRODUCING HTC STRAIGHT TALK(TM) FOR HTC TOUCH PRO2

The new HTC Touch Pro2 leverages voice in a new way to create one of the
most sophisticated communication experiences found on a mobile phone. HTC’s
new Straight Talk technology delivers an integrated e-mail, voice and
speakerphone experience. Users can transition seamlessly from e-mail to
single- or multi-party conference calls and turn any location into a
conference room.

In addition to the new simplified calling experience, Straight Talk
includes an innovative mechanical and acoustic design that features a
sophisticated speakerphone experience similar to those found in corporate
boardrooms. Straight Talk delivers a high-fidelity voice and sound experience
enhanced by asymmetric speakers and advanced noise suppression with full
duplex acoustics. When the Touch Pro2 is flipped over it automatically turns
into a conference room speakerphone system.

Availability

The HTC Touch Diamond2 will be available to customers across major
European and Asian markets in early Q2 2009 with broader global availability
coming later in the year. The Touch Pro2 will be available across major global
markets beginning in early summer.

About HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is a global leader in mobile phone
innovation and design. Since its establishment, HTC has developed strong R&D
capabilities, pioneered many new designs and product innovations and launched
state-of-the-art mobile phones for mobile operators and distributors in
Europe, the US, Asia and around the world. HTC is one of the fastest growing
companies in the mobile device market. The company is listed on the Taiwan
Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit
http://www.htc.com.

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SOURCE HTC Corporation


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