Thursday, October 18, 2007

Technology Review: Sprint to introduce own iPhone-like touch-screen cell phone for holidays

iPhone competition is expanding -- perhaps in part explaining Apple's turn-around on an iPhone SDK. 

It's official: touch screens are the big new thing in cell phones this holiday season.

Sprint Nextel Corp. announced Wednesday it is jumping on the bandwagon with the Touch by HTC. Like Apple Inc.'s iPhone, this smart phone has only a few buttons and is designed to be controlled by touching the screen.

The Touch will go on sale Nov. 4 for $250 with a two-year contract.

The announcement makes Sprint the third of the three largest U.S. wireless carriers to introduce a cell phone with a large touch screen designed to be controlled with fingers rather than a stylus. The iPhone, which launched this summer, is exclusive to AT&T Inc. Verizon Wireless said two weeks ago that it would introduce the LG Voyager in time for Thanksgiving.

Technology Review: Sprint to introduce own iPhone-like touch-screen cell phone for holidays

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