Bell Mobility recalls HTC Touch because it lacks French UI : Quebec Office de la langue française spotted the lack of French menus.

Well, I’ve been looking to renew my Bell Mobility account with a newer device and take advantage of a retention plan offer – Bell wanting to keep me with them – and was surprised that my current best bang for the buck device and plan; the HTC Touch combined with Bell’s $7/month unlimited data plan for that phone….

was out of stock “temporarily” on the Bell site.

Well I learned from a source that the device isn’t actually out of stock – in reality, Bell Mobility had to pull the HTC Touch smartphone because BellMo didn’t have bilingual (i.e. French) user interfaces on the HTC Touch phone.

This is kind of incredible… to think that a company as large as Bell Mobility would miss an obvious requirement of bringing a device to market with interfaces, manuals and the like in both languages.

In the meantime, my Audiovox 8910 CDMA camera phone is still MIA. :(