HTC Touch Cruise 09

  • Released 2009, February
    103g, 14.5mm thickness
    Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
    256MB RAM storage, microSD (dedicated slot) slot
  • N/A 594,292 hits
  • 15 Become a fan
  • 2.8"
    240x320 pixels
  • 3MP
    Video recorder
  • 256MB RAM
    Snapdragon S1
  • 1100mAh

HTC Touch Cruise 09 - Specs

Network Technology GSM / HSPA
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 900 / 2100
Speed HSPA 7.2/0.384 Mbps
Launch Announced 2009, January. Released 2009, February
Status Discontinued
Body Dimensions 102 x 53.5 x 14.5 mm (4.02 x 2.11 x 0.57 in)
Weight 103 g (3.63 oz)
Display Type TFT resistive touchscreen, 65K colors
Size 2.8 inches, 24.3 cm2 (~44.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~143 ppi density)
 TouchFLO finger swipe navigation
Handwriting recognition
5-way navigation
Platform OS Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Chipset Qualcomm MSM7225 Snapdragon S1
CPU 528 MHz ARM 11
Memory Card slot microSD (dedicated slot)
Internal 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM
Main Camera Single 3.15 MP
Video Yes
Selfie camera   No
Sound Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.0, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Radio No
USB miniUSB 2.0
Features Sensors
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML (PocketIE)
 HTC Footprints
Pocket Office
Voice memo
MP3/AAC player
3GP/MP4/WMV/AVI player
Battery   Removable Li-Ion 1100 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 400 h
Talk time Up to 6 h 30 min
Misc Colors Black
SAR 0.47 W/kg (head)     1.34 W/kg (body)    
Price About 150 EUR

HTC Touch Cruise 09 - User Reviews

  • Much like the similarly named Tom Cruise, the Touch Cruise is small and stylish, But unlike Tom it not a scientologist.

  • I just want to find out if it is possable to track the phone on its gps system . I know its an old phone but I like it and mine was stolen and I hate blackberry .

  • its very good. I have it for 5 years. there is no problem on my touch cruise 09

  • This phone is damn sad.It has a bad battery,sluggish UI and I'am dying to get a Htc Desire C.This phone is an insult to HTC.

  • some are mistaken. i have been using n still using this phone its very good n reliable

  • I have had one of these phones for 4 years. It is a marvellous reliable phone. I love the handwriting recognition.

  • Don't buy this phone. It is an absolute joke! I've had it for almost half a year and I want to throw this phone at a brick wall. Its interface is ridiculously slow, it lags, some of the buttons are pointless (papagox etc)and you can't use the touch screen properly. Also, outdoors, you basically cannot see the screen. Texting is a nightmare as you can't type with your fingers, you use a fiddly stylus that is inaccurate. The settings take a genius to figure out. For example, the 3G capabilities are horrible. I turn it off, but at the end of the month, I received a $400 bill for data usage. Just overall, the layout of the menu's and programs are inconvenient and somewhat confusing. Also, I take rather good care of my belongings. I don't drop my phone or damage it. Yet, it was glitchy and I've observed my phone call one of my contacts without me even laying a finger near the phone. All in all, a horrid phone. Don't buy it! Cheers, Minni, Australia

  • can i know how to change language through my htc?

  • More like HTC Tom Cruise 09

  • i have been using this phone since december. it sucks. if you are outside, in a car or in the sun you can hardly see anything let alone to make a call. it is not worth buying

  • wat u mean by AT&T

  • You try come up with a Chinese name, see how funny that would be

  • Can anyone tell me if I buy the HTC Touch Cruise phone can I use AT&T as my provider?

  • Touch Cruise sounds like a porn film. What is it with Taiwanese companies & the names they come up with:)

  • hi all, i've got a few USB charger and i lost track which is the original HTC touch cruise 09 charger that comes with the package. can anyone advise how does it look like and any label on the charger which helps to identify the original charger. Thanks in advance.

  • This phone has good specs for a pocket pc, too bad it sucks. It's slow and lags like crazy and battery barely lasts 1 full working day with 30 mins of talktime.

  • hi there..!! i would to ask somethigs about this phone.. my papagox3 was expired in a couple days..can i make the trial version into the legal version without pay??lol when the papagox3 expired, can i removed this program from Cruise09?? and short key for papagox3 can i replace with another GPS free program like GarminXT or etc? thanks for da attentions n da answers..:)

  • This phone makes me sea sick I just cant get on with it. im going overboard!

  • whoever was asking this question the phone cuts of because of flex basically you have probably messed the flex up and it has broke you should put it on speaker it happened to my sony ericsson c905 gona gt this tho

  • Hi to all, i want to ask some questions about this phone before i buy it.I will buy it from abroad (i am from Greece) and i want to know if there is an application to install greek language.Also is garmin compatible with this device?Thank you!!!!!

  • I had this until it was stolen, and it broke my heart. Cos I loved this. Model aside, there was no glitch whatsoever. The interface was good, internet connection good, touch screen very good, basically, it was perfect except for 1 thing: hard to read under the sun. But one downside compared to all the ups? that's nothing.

  • I found that this phone can browse internet and watch youtube much faster than iphone3g using Skyfire. The gps runs so fast, smooth & flawlessly using Mapking, Garmin XT or Google Map. Feels just nice in my palm and feels easy in my pocket too. I got both iphone and touch cruise 09. I don't need my laptop anymore on the go, I can do my banking using skyfire in touch cruise without problem.

  • hi every1 i hav htc cruise,m facing battery prob i hav 2 charge it every day and also network prob in it,phone automatically gets disconnected while talking.Plz help me guys,.......

  • سلام.نم®­0; دونم ایرانی هستی یا نه .می خواستم بدونم این ppc وارد ایران شده یا نه.راست®­0; حالا قیمتش 410 یورو هستش یا 280 یورو

  • PLS HELP / ADVICE ! Hi guys i'm planning of buying this handset but can anyone tell me, while typing sms does it have a keybord big enough to type with your fingers like the apple i phone or do we still need to use the stylus each time you need to type, and if not could you'll recomend me any other HTC model apart from the touch viva, touch 3g. PLS reply or email me at [email protected] shall be highly obliged THANKS !

  • this phone why so cheap???

  • i can put in side turks language????

  • you have a program wich is s3et up to automatically connect to internet to update something 9may be the weather, rssfeed or the quick gps. identify which one is and deactivate auto update. to stop that programs using gprs and force them to use just the wifi when available you have to go to start>settings>connections tab>connections>advanced tab>select networks and here put my isp to programs that automatically connect to internet

  • Pls comment which is Phone is good (HTC Touch 3G or Touch Cruise). Give the Pros and Cons of both.

  • excellent tool (Def 9/10 for business use) only drawback i found was the lack of a keyboard (as my fingers a bit too big to text on virtual on in screen). FAST, GREAT APPS, SIMILAR LOOK AND FEEL TO THE IPHONE. charges alittle slow but lasts well. great sound on calls, good stereo image and seperation with music on headset. needed a flash for camera but in very good light pictures are good. all my old PPC apps work (thankfully) and i am running the co-pilot and tom tom at the same time (so great for a test) i am a tom tom fan but co-pilot works very well. touch flo system works very well. got 6 email addresses on mine 8.5/10

  • Need to check whether any Cruise 09 user face the same prob as mine.... internet connection suddenly connected to 3g/edge and does not disconnect back by itself. All the time it was my initiative to check and turn it off if it's on. Any setting that I should change?

  • i would like do buy touch cruise 09, may i know it this phone had any major problem. cause last time i brought o2 stealth. it make me problem when using. also hang and the service is very bad. so may i know how abt this pda phone?

  • When I receive an MMS message, I found out that one cant hear anything. Does any one have this problem or is their a way to resolve this?

  • juste wanna ask if that htc is efficace to use skype ?? thx

  • when going into my Touch Cruise 09, under windows update, i get an error message and cant update ..the error message is 80072ee7. , basically it times out. Tried under wi-fi and using a data connection. Wi fi and data fine otherwise. Is this HTC keeping me out of windows 6.1 updates or do i need to change a setting. thanks for any advice.

  • I m planning to use Touch Cruise 09. Pls comment,

  • tHE Phone is not a problem to use. Its one of a knd and fun to use it. Just restart ur phone if u have some problems but don't forget u will lose all ur downloading files if not wll saved. U can't use theme for the htc cruise09 but u can get wallpaper. ain't that cool enough???

  • save your themes in your device windows folder

  • Pls all htc users, how do I change theme to the ones I have downloaded, when I go to setting-perssonal-today, all I see is the pre-installed themes. I read somewhere that we need to put our new themes in my documents which I did but I cant see them where themes are supposed to be. I use touch viva and I believe the settings are the same. Pls help!!!

  • On a new Cruise09 seem to have a problem of charging Battery it never get full green unless do a SR then turn full green instantly.

  • I have to do a soft reset to get a full green charge on Cruise09 . Anyone has this problem and how to get it fix. Thanks!!!

  • Can anyone say whether or not you can use the keyboard/programs in landscape mode like you can with the Diamond2? On that note, can you install the Diamond2 keyboard (the letters pop up when you push) on this?

  • Certainly proven smart performance and stylish PDA Phone

  • Hi guys, Whenever I attempt to charge my phone, it will take longer then the 2-3 hours recommended. I always had to do a soft reset to solve this problem. Any idea ?

  • you can "buy" a different navigator ( tomtom for example) and install it on your phone. just google :)

  • Excellent phone. No complaints whatsoever. Just one question: does anyone know a way to change navigation software? I bought mine in Singapore and it came with maps for Asian cities but I need Australian maps. Can it be changed somehow?

  • Many HTC/another PDA confused while charging. Don't look at the green indicator, when it reach 100percents that's not actually fully charged. Just look at the icon top of the home screen, when the cable icon turn into battery icon with full bar. That's really mean your PDA was fully charged...

  • I am using HTC Touch Dual right now and want to change it now. I am confused if i should by HTC Touch Cruise 09 or HTC Magic. The reason is that wheni buya HTCi try to use it for atleast a year so i am confused which one to get? Please help!!!

  • I like the phone very much, this is the 1st time i change to something beside nokia. It was wonderful, also quite light weight, just that i think my batt actually keep dropping very easily, not sure why and i don like camera to be 3.2 kinda small pixel to me. Beside that overall it was working well. I love my HTC phone now...

  • I wonder... is footprints really useful? HTC failed to include it in all the most recent phones...

  • THIS is a great nav phone. so if you look at it as a phone with navigation you get what you want and its great for that.has a better battery life then any other nav phone i used before just love it. really who listens too radio now a days when there is mp3. would at least suggest a flash and auto focus too make footprints a greater experience. but then again i never take a lot of pictures at night with a phone if i want a good picture. (and i carry a surefire flashlight in case i need to light a object :P). and videocalling is not necessary on a NAV phone.

  • I have this same problem with the footprints, when i press the red button it sometimes starts footprints, not a software problem but its one piece of the phone for 2 buttons next to eachother.. so when a application is running slow and you want to go to today, you open footprints and the goes even slower... But for everything else, this is a really good smartphone, many features, touch flo works really nice, camera less because it has no auto focus or flash, but i dont need it, when your outside and the weather is good, the pictures are also nice! Battery is really good, better than my prevouis phone, the nokia 5800

  • Well what do you want? There isn't much to do to change the basic layout of a cell phone.

  • Hi,if you want to have your phone fully charge, you have to off your handphone for at least 1 hour for charging.then the indicator will turn green.

  • hi friends............ i wanna buy this phone but dude one problem..... some one say to me that what the price ? how many phone number and sms store in it... pls.. reply if u can know about it.....pls..

  • I have used Cruise 09 now for a week. Other Htc phones have been left on the table. Cruise 09 is enjoyable to use and specially in a car. Navipanel�s menu directs to different functions. My Bluetooht hands free starts also, when connecting to the car stand, and stops when taking it off. I wish the display would be VGA and radio inside. I love this phone and use it every day.

  • very disappointed. bot it for abt 3 days. discovered that there is no autofocus, macro for the camera; no secondary camera for video call; no fm radio receiver. i was a touch cruise (2nd generation) user, this phone not fit to have the name of touch cruise 09, very misleading. i fell into the trap.

  • Camera has not auto focus. This is a big minus. Does any company make anymore a phone, where is camera without auto focus? In this case Cruise 2 is like two year�s old Htc phones. Radio is also lacking. The name is wrong and misleading. The first Cruise is much more better than this one. Htc should have given an other name.

  • I think that Footprints sound interesting, but it will certainly not be a feature I use often. So I want to know if I can re-assign the button to another program. Has anyone tried this? Can this be done?

  • I faced the same problem. I think the main reason is that I have installed most of the SPB software. I guess these software conflict with the device software. I tried to reset to factory default and charge. It can be fully charged from red to green now (around 3 hours). Or you can try to soft reset the device if you feel the device is cool when charged. It will be turned to green light immediately after boot up. You can try. Hope I can help.

  • Im about to buy it... have some questions: 1.How it works with 3G without frontal camera? 2. How many messages does it keep? 3. How much is the extrenal memory? Help me, and Thank you!!

  • I bought the phone last month and i also face the same problem. The red light still appear there.

  • i got this pda 2 weeks ago. i found out after charging, the light indicator does not change to green light, whats is the problem?

  • I got this pda 2 weeks ago, found out that when my pda is fully charged, the light indicator does not change to green. what is the problem? anyone having this problem?

  • Got this nice gps focused phone on 25-Mac-09 notice it is heating up a bit on first day use. Full charge on second day, still heating up and battery drain so fast. over night without using it from full charge next morning only one bar left. Sent it to htc services. They work on it till today. Owner of dopod 838 pro and touch first edition, so far very sturdy and robust device but not this one...or just my bad luck this time.

  • Hi All, Can anyone advise if this phone can support chinese word star and can be hand written in chinese charater? before I make any decision. Thanks!

  • seems nice phone to carry with ya but: 1. I am unable to share pics. via bluetooth on this phone. Does anybody have any F.. idea to this?? 2. Footprints, sounds and works nice but i think its a trap for users to automatically go online/data connection while the device is using GPS to locate you and save to the pic. taken! impressive technology! all i can say.

  • you should go and change your device since its heating up, i think its a problem with the battery, i got this last week and i don't have such a problem

  • I got this phone about a week ago and let me tell you something its very nice device if you like windows mobile, i have used so many high end device in past six months and this is one of the best i have used. i was not fan of windows mobile until i start using HTC,

  • Just got mine, it gets quite hot when being used for a while. Anyone know if this is normal?

  • Pls get sumthing new.....we are sick of all old configrations...

  • No Secondary Camera and No Radio so say NO to this.

  • did can make video call for this hp? bt look like no camera at front.

  • I Would like to buy this phone but i wanted to know about the speakers.Does it play the music loud enough? Im looking forward to your answer Thank you!

  • Extra sweet

  • its not sad actually.... they just want to have their own jack for their own earpiece, thats all! in addition to that, if something goes wrong with earpiece then that would mean buying only from them which will help in profits rather than u going to another company to an earpiece..... DDDDUUUUHHHHHHH!!!!!!

  • I agree with you Nick. Most htc phones don't come with 3.5 head phone jack which is universal on almost all phones out there. It's a big mistake on htc's part. I purchased three htc devices. htc p3600, htc sprint mogul and finally an htc advantage. Only the htc advantage came with 3.5 headphone jack. Truly sad!!

  • Doesn't look a promising device from HTC, known for its innovation and technology. I would rather go for Touch Diamond 2 or Touch HD.

  • yes, it has, at least the old Cruise has, I and basically it is the same phone with faster processor.

  • no auto rotate sensor if it was there i would have bought it then

  • 3g phone but not have front camera. :{

  • The I mate 810-F processor is - Application Processor: Marvell PXA310 (624 Mhz) - Base-band Processor: Qualcomm MSM 6280 - 256 MB ROM, 128 MB RAM, 2GB NAND RAM and the HTC Touch Cruise 09 s is microSD (TransFlash), buy memory - 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM - Qualcomm MSM7225 528 Mhz processor ... My question is which one is faster as in better in opening Big files...?

  • its a nice phone..i can say its a user friendly phone....

  • This phone is to be used by finger or stylus (pen), the stylus(pen) is optional but highly recommended!

  • i've been using the touch 3g for a month now. I can honestly say that it has great functionality and the design is very aesthetic. winmobile os has stalled once or twice but it was rather minor. Overall, comparing it to the iphone which my gf uses, it is much more useable and not to mention exclusive.

  • There is no MS Excel in the iphone But what is better the crouise 09 or HTC touch 3g?

  • with finger? yes. that's why it called 'touch'.

  • Hello Dear Users Can this phone be used by finger only like I-Phone? Or some parts requires stylus (Pen)! Thank you in advance for your reply.

  • HTC is the best ask me about it!

  • HD is better at all.

  • Dude... the Touch HD has 3.5mm jack!

  • better? in what? it is lighter, smaller, and thats all.

  • If you want to take pictures, buy a digital camera!.. Is this better than the Touch HD?

  • Based on my view and since my other smart phones now are equipped with higher megapixel camera with flash, I would recommend that the HTC touch cruise 09 should equip with Camera Flash in case the user needs to take pictures at the dark place or where there is shade or at night time.

  • a review (in french) here :

  • Another sad story for HTC...still no 3.5mm jack

  • its good phone!wifi,GPS,win6.1,good talk time but i cant understand why this phone is not have a rate?i think its uper than 8 score for rating?

  • Why is it that these phones have all the features you want and then the manufacturers ruin it by putting in a 3meg pix camera??? 5 Meg Pixal should be the minimum these days. I will keep looking

  • this is a very good phone

  • well i dnt understand the ratings this phone got here!!

  • this is nothing but effect of globalisation

  • yes it's quiet the same but you have the footprints and that's a revolution !!!

  • has this phone been released yet? your comments read as though you have this phone already...

  • Hey Jack - the HTC Touch 3G I referred to also has Touch Flo navigation so again I ask, what's the point? (who's the noooobbb now?)

  • very very naf manual doesnt even tell u how to lock the phone. Touchflo doesnt work very well. Gps is truly awful (app this is common with v1 .. v2 maybe better) I like winmo. which is good about the only likeable thing about this phone. which is made of plastic and looks it. appears to have been built to a price rather than a standard. if it was meant as an iphone killer it should hide its face in shame. I hate mine.

  • the point is that is has got touch flo navigation like iphone you noobsssssss

  • In reply to Nic Actually they have run out of ideas, "Update" is just a fancy way of saying "same name, same phone, same specs, everything thing is the same except it costs way more!!!" Beleive me, these things won't be cruising out the door.

  • this phone is ok. nothing special, deff too expensive for my taste. check out if you want to see additional reviews.

  • touch hd is the best

  • this is just a HTC Touch 3G with a different body, and slightly heavier... what's the point???????

  • Is like old fone. You gonna buy?

  • very very nice phone...

  • They haven't run out of ideas, this is meant to be a GPS super phone hence the htc footprint and the name "cruise", the old touch cruise was a GPS super phone too that was why it shipped with tomtom software, car charger and craddle. I think its what you call an update. Ignorance is bliss.

  • Aren't they all??? Most phone companies (i.e. SE, Moto and Nokia)are running out of ideas (and designs)pretty fast... I guess we are at an impasse... we�ll just have to wait until another iphone of sorts comes along to freshen things up again... until then, hello stale devices with boring designs and used-up specs!

  • Honestly, I think HTC has ran out of ideas after diamond and HD.

  • What...No radio???

  • Does this thing still have the poor video issues of previous HTC offerings?

  • Why is HTC continuously dropping support for "tri band" umts/3g The classic Touch Cruise is better spec wise. I live in the US and am constantly traveling around the world, this makes upgrading to newer models difficult

  • htc just hates lighting! Verified for another time!!! What a pitty...

  • If your going to have a camera, then go all the way, have one that works properly. Many smartphones have a flash included so you can take decent pictures in low lit areas. I agree Pepsi that the device is not a camera, however, having a camera that works properly in all levels of light, I don't think is much to ask for.

  • Haha, nice phone, i believe that cuz HTC is a business phone manufacturer, thats why the camera is not a very important substance in their phone, thats why a flash is missing.

  • It's not a camera phone - just be grateful it has a camera at all!

  • why is newer a camera flash on htc it is stupid?!

  • The best part about HTC Footprints is that you can use them to find your way back to the hidden little caf� you visited last year, or the elm tree under which your loved one popped the big question. And if you want, you can simply flip through your collection and laugh about the times that helped create who you are today. HTC Footprints is like a journal of your life�s highlights, making them always within your reach.

  • another j.unk from HTC! Too bulky - too thick! The screen is too small for the unit. Look, there are large areas not used at all. 600USD - must be kidding! By the time of release a good smart phone will cost 300-400USD. Most of them already offered FREE with a cheap contract. HTC should have improve HD instead of putting this useless phone on the market. For 200-300 USD may be but... even then...

  • Where is the camera for video calling and does it have a flash light for taking pictures at night or where there is low levels of light? Looks like HTC does not believe in having flash lights for its devices.

  • Does it have radio?

  • it's a navigation platform dude to support GPS similar to google or nokia map

  • but no radio :( bad

  • HTC FOOTPRINTS lets you view the places you have been like big ben, coloosseum in images i think by your photos

  • who knows what is the HTC Footprints???

  • very very nice phone!

  • Nice phone, I havent even tested then HD and nows theres this. still nice

  • 10th looks cool but they all look the same change the style a little

  • Looks very cool... and better than its predecessor... however, why would you go and remove the secondary cam?? Go fig!

  • no autofocus??

  • nice phone... but nothing new....

  • ok, so i am no.6 ��,

  • same with touch 3G, except ram and HTC footprint(what is this??)

  • yeah its nice.

  • It looks quite pretty n sleek. Nice design.

  • htc rocks

  • I saw it on HTC site 30 min ago :) FIRST ! Geotaging :P