Flashback to 2009 with the HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Touch Diamond2
posted by Alan F. / Aug 27, 2016, 9:44 PM
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
- 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)
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I still have a soft spot in my heart for physical keyboards
posted on Aug 27, 2016, 9:54 PM 6
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I still have a soft spot in my heart for resistive touchscreens... lol jk.
posted on Aug 27, 2016, 10:50 PM 2
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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/
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.
posted on Aug 28, 2016, 6:02 AM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 29, 2016, 5:05 PM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 28, 2016, 4:36 AM 0
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You hate your money don't you?
posted on Aug 28, 2016, 6:27 AM 3
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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
posted on Aug 28, 2016, 6:33 PM 0
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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..
posted on Aug 29, 2016, 2:02 AM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 28, 2016, 7:08 AM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 28, 2016, 7:45 AM 0
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