Flashback to 2009 with the HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Touch Diamond2



In 2008, the HTC Touch Pro and HTC Touch Diamond were two very successful handsets launched by HTC. Powered by Windows Mobile 6.1, both featured a 2.8-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 640. Both models came with an Opera browser and a YouTube client. The difference between the two handsets was the physical QWERTY found on the Touch Pro. 

By February 2009, HTC introduced sequels for both phones. The HTC Touch Pro2 offered a spectacular physical slide-out QWERTY that was certainly one of the best on a smartphone at the time. A 3.6-inch screen was on the handset, with a 480 x 800 resolution. A single-core 528MHz CPU was under the hood with 288MB of RAM and 512MB of flash storage. A 3.2MP camera was on back and a 1500mAh battery kept the lights on. Windows Professional 6.1 was installed.

The HTC Touch Diamond2 did away with the beveled back that gave the OG Touch Diamond its name. A bit different than its sibling, the Touch Diamond2 had a smaller 3.2-inch screen. This model had a 5MP rear camera, and a smaller capacity 1100mAh battery. The remaining specs were basically the same as the ones found on the Touch Pro2.

Designed for the enterprise, the Touch Pro2 offered HTC's enhanced speakerphone service called Straight Talk which turned on automatically when the phone was placed face down on a flat surface. The feature had multiple microphones and speakers. In addition, the Touch Pro2 could be used like a mini lap top thanks to a tiltable screen. In fact, this is why the AT&T version of the phone was given the HTC Tilt 2 name.

Both phones were launched in May 2009, and for a brief period they were extremely popular. We gave both phones a "9" with our reviews. But less than half a year later, the Motorola DROID was launched and Windows Mobile's days were numbered.

HTC Touch Pro2 Review
HTC Touch Diamond2 Review

Related phones

Touch Pro2 US
  • Display 3.6" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm MSM7200A, Single core, 528 MHz
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.50h 3G talk time)
Touch Diamond2
  • Display 3.2" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm MSM7200A, Single core, 528 MHz
  • Battery 1100 mAh(5.66h talk time)

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50 Comments

1. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

I still have a soft spot in my heart for physical keyboards

2. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I still have a soft spot for my college girlfriend......and physical keyboards.

5. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I still have a soft spot in my heart for resistive touchscreens... lol jk.

15. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

As I sit here playing with an old Palm T|X that I thought would suffice in college as I didn't feel like paying for data...

35. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3106; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I use a T/X to this day to take a quick note. Nothing beats Graffiti then or now.

17. rocketman1

Posts: 99; Member since: May 07, 2016

I have an angry spot in my heart for those bastards htc. Most dont know that many lhones at that era were shipped without a proper gpu driver like my tytn2 basically cripplibg the phone to have horrible video playback and jittery performance with anything. Many phones were affected https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTC_TyTN_II I hope you go under htc. You screwed a lot of people. I payed a lot of money. I also had the htc m7 which was given to me. What a garbage phone. Purple color cast camera with lines through it. Overheats crap battery life. Again, i hope you give up the ghost htc.

24. iushnt

Posts: 3069; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I have a angry spot for Nokia. I put a lot of money for 1100 and it couldn't even play videos

18. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Yep, and the tp2 probably had the best hardware keyboard of all time.

50. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I remember those good old days when I can type reliably well without having to resort to using autocorrect. I made the odd error now and then, but never had errors as bad as some wrong autocorrect corrections.

3. Fona13A unregistered

I have a ticklish spot for sexy buttons

4. lyndon420

Posts: 6589; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I remember when I almost bought the htc touch diamond...I ended up holding off because it was then that I first learned about Android.

6. alterans

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 03, 2015

PA just went and dug up some fond memories. The TP2 was one of my favorite phones former back in the day.

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I remember having this bad boy! I had a program installed that allowed me to load and watch movies on this phone... Does anybody remember what that program was called?

8. Romantico3pe

Posts: 178; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

I missed it so much

9. hillaryisacriminal

Posts: 242; Member since: Aug 26, 2016

i still have a soft spot for nokia n97 and nokia e7 .

10. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I still have HTC Touch Pro 2 and HD 2. HTC HD2 was amazing at that time. My friends mocked for having a giant phone. LOL.

11. SyCo87

Posts: 293; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

This and the Evo got me into smart phones.

12. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Should bring out updated version. For the rectangle slab haters anyways.

13. YOURDADkid unregistered

I still have a soft spot in my heart for Nokia N8 lol

14. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I still have a soft spot in my heart for Nokia 3310.

16. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The first iPhone destroyed all these phones. I had Nokia 5800 then Nokia N8. Then moved to Apple iPhone (4S, 5, 5S, 6, 6S Plus). Next phone will be the iPhone 7 Plus.

19. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

You hate your money don't you?

25. iushnt

Posts: 3069; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Or maybe he wanted to invest in something useful and reliable rather than wasting it for useless devices.

29. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Upgrades for the sake of upgrades is what I see.

31. iushnt

Posts: 3069; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Ohh yeah got your point..true

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

IPhones arent reliable. The iPhone 6 has a 29% failure rate. That is 4 times the failure rate of rhe Galaxy S6, which was rhe phone Samsung makes that has the highest failure rate. 7% vs 29%?! I would say he hates his money

47. iushnt

Posts: 3069; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

As much as I trust Samsung devices, I trust Apple's too.. in my personal life I've seen people complaining about Samsung devices more compared to the ones holding Apple's. So that's my belief than those useless stats..

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30879; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The first iPhone was cool, but with no 3G, MMS, or video recording it was also behind some phones. I put up with those things, but the first truly great iPhone, was the 3GS.

22. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

They've just never performed acceptably as a phone for me. I have no problem with iOS or iPhones other than that...in fact before the phablet days I had an iPad 2 and loved it. But now when you consider a 16GB iPhone 6s plus is $750 and a Moto G4 at 16GB is $200 you'd think the radios in the Apple would be superior. Couldn't be farther from the truth.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30879; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What differences have you noticed in the radios?

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