Bell introduces the HTC Touch smartphone with a unique unlimited Internet and email feature and full over-the-air music access

Nov 16, 2007

TORONTO, Ontario, Nov. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today launched the
HTC Touch™ smartphone, offering clients the ability to add unlimited access
to the Internet and email for just $7 a month. Featuring a next generation
touch-screen interface, the HTC Touch is a Windows Mobile® smartphone that
brings together a wide variety of communication, entertainment and
professional capabilities that let mobile consumers balance work and play.
"The HTC Touch from Bell Mobility uniquely combines unlimited Internet
and email access, the benefits of Windows Mobile and a range of exclusive
mobile music and other multimedia capabilities, making it an ideal device for
clients who want a great looking and easy to use data device that does it
all," said Adel Bazerghi, Vice President, Products at Bell Mobility.
With Bell Mobility's mobile browser feature, clients can add unlimited
access to the Internet and email to their HTC Touch for just $7 per month.
They can visit popular Web sites like Facebook, chat with friends on Windows
Live Messenger, or access email accounts (including Windows Live Hotmail,
Sympatico, Google Mail and Yahoo! Mail) without additional charges.
The HTC Touch features TouchFLO™, a touch screen technology developed
by HTC that allows for simple and intuitive finger navigation of the screen.
Clients sweep their finger upwards to launch an animated interface, which can
be spun through by swiping left or right across the display. The interface
provides easy access to the most popular menus as well as music, mobile
browser, emails, text messages, photos and contacts. With a slide of their
finger, clients can open, scroll, select and rotate.
"The HTC Touch offers a new, more intuitive touch experience that both
consumers and professionals will enjoy," said Jason Mackenzie, Vice President,
HTC America. "Bell's unique pricing for unlimited access to email and Internet
will enable clients to take full advantage of the Touch's all-in-one
multimedia and communications functionality."

Canada's largest mobile music catalogue

The HTC Touch is also the first Window Mobile smartphone in Canada that
can access music over the air, with access to the more than 1.5 million songs
available on the Bell Full Track Music Service. The largest mobile music
catalogue in Canada, it's also the first to allow clients to download entire
albums instead of just single tracks, when they subscribe to the $15 per month
unlimited music subscription. Recent enhancements to the music service include
album reviews, artist bios and concert listings by city, all even easier to
read on the HTC Touch's large screen. For more information on the Bell Full
Track Music service, please visit
The HTC Touch runs on the Windows Mobile 6 Professional operating system,
offering mobile versions of familiar Microsoft Windows applications, and
features an extra-large touch-screen display, expandable MicroSD memory, a
2 megapixel camera and camcorder, speakerphone and stereo Bluetooth®
The HTC Touch is available for as low as $149.95 with a three-year
contract. For more information on the smartphone's features and pricing,
please visit

About Bell

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Communications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit For corporate information on BCE, please visit

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