Announces a partnership with HTC Corp. to unveil the New Generation Touch Cruise in Hong Kong

February 26, 2009

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HONG KONG -- SmarTone-Vodafone today announced a partnership with HTC Corporation to unveil the New Generation Touch Cruise in Hong Kong. This latest Windows Mobile smartphone is compact, stylish, and sports many new advanced features. Additionally, SmarTone-Vodafone has customized an on-screen menu with one tap icons that enables its customers to access the Internet and multimedia content at a flick of a finger, greatly enhancing ease of use.

“We are pleased to co-operate with HTC to bring this latest Windows Mobile device to our customers. Windows Mobile users can now enjoy all the benefits of SmarTone-Vodafone’s unique Internet on Mobile service, as well as our rich multimedia services. Furthermore, by inserting our SIM card into the handset, the customized on-screen menu will be automatically activated and our customers can access our numerous multimedia services with just one tap on the screen,” said Mr. Douglas Li, CEO of SmarTone-Vodafone.

The New Generation Touch Cruise supports broadband speed Internet surfing and downloads up to 7.2Mbps. SmarTone-Vodafone customers can take full advantage of this on its HSPA network, widely recognized for coverage, reliability and its fastest speed (14.4Mbps download, 5.76Mbps upload). Customers subscribing to SmarTone-Vodafone’s innovative and exclusive

Internet on Mobile service can enjoy an array of unique benefits: first, more videos from more websites than any other mobile network. Besides YouTube, customers can uniquely watch videos on demand from popular sites such as, FLURL, Yahoo! HK Video, Youku, CNN and many more. Second, sharing of web content is made easy with one click to set up messages and emails to send to friends, bringing customers even closer. Furthermore, RSS links on webpages are automatically detected while browsing and can be accessed immediately at the click of a button on a proprietary on-screen toolbar providing instant viewing. Finally, for greater convenience, website bookmarks on a customer’s PC and mobile can be easily synchronized also at the click of a button. All these features are unique to SmarTone-Vodafone and yet further evidence of its leadership in innovation and quality, delivering unbeatable experiences that allow customers to get closer to what matters to them.

SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong: 0315)

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