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HTC Touch2 Review

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HTC Touch2 Review
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We have already mentioned the HTC Touch2 is a snappy performer. Even if you try to overburden it with too many applications (we tried to do that by simultaneously running Facebook, the internet browser, audio player, CoPilot while composing an email message), you won´t notice any lagging. Actually, we are not surprised really, because the phone comes with almost the same hardware resources as the HTC Touch Diamond2, but runs much lighter interface - it´s equipped with 528MHz Qualcomm MSM7225 processor, 256MB RAM and 512MB ROM (the Diamond2 sports 288MB RAM).

The in-call quality is average. Sound itself is loud, but sharp and this get really annoying sometimes, because you can´t catch on to what you´re being told. People on the other end complained about the sharpness as well, although they claimed they didn’t have troubles making out what we were saying.

The smaller screen, lower resolution and trimmed down interface have positive effect on the battery and the HTC Touch2 lasts longer than the HTC Touch Diamond2 on a single charge. According to the manufacturer, it delivers up to 7 hours of continuous talk time and about 15 days in stand-by.


Conclusion:

HTC has embarked on the really ingenious strategy of updating the operating system of their existing devices to Windows Mobile 6.5. Officially, the newest version will be available to owners of the high-end HTC Touch Diamond2, Touch Pro2 and the HTC Snap that runs Windows Mobile Standard. This means the HTC Touch2 is your only option if you want to get a compact HTC cell phone coming with an official (and not hacked) WM 6.5 ROM.

And this is by no means a bad option. The handset looks great, runs fast and feels easy to use. On the other hand, the interface personalization is skin-deep alongside of the latest TouchFLO 3D and the screen is QVGA. Unfortunately, these sacrifices have failed to make the phone affordable and you will have to fork out about $450-500 to get the unlocked HTC Touch2. The thing is the HTC Touch Diamond2, that is superior to the Touch2 in every single respect, is available for just a little bit more. If you are not much into the TouchFLO interface, the Samsung OmniaLITE is a decent alternative and we must say we do find its prototype exciting.


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Pros

  • Compact and beautiful
  • Really fast
  • Cool navigational app - CoPilot Live
  • Robust battery

Cons

  • QVGA resolution screen
  • Simplified personalization pack
  • Works in portrait mode only
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HTC Touch2

HTC Touch2

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.5
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Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225, Single core, 528 MHz
256 MB RAM
Size4.09 x 2.17 x 0.51 inches
(104 x 55 x 12.9 mm)
3.88 oz  (110 g)
Battery1100 mAh, 7.33 hours talk time

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