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HTC Touch Pro2 Review

HTC Touch Pro2

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HTC Touch Pro2 Review
The HTC Pro2 is certainly an extremely snappy device for a mere Windows Mobile cell phone, just like its thinner sibling the Diamond2 is, plus, like we said before, the fast and responsive touch screen is an undeniable pleasure to use.

Unfortunately, we are pretty displeased with the phone during calls. People on the other end can hear you loud and clear, but what comes out of the earpiece is noisy, crackling voices that are really hard to distinguish. Rather taken aback, we decided to switch to the built-in loudspeaker that is one of the most heavily advertised features of the Touch Pro2 and … Oh, Dear! Sound was really loud, but voices were downright repulsive to hear and almost unintelligible, which is rather odd given music through it is just fine. People on the other end complained that despite being loud, voices had suddenly lost clarity. We have to say the button in the middle blinks in green and red quite nicely, although this can hardly make up for the appalling in-call quality.


Conclusion:

At a fell swoop, the HTC Touch Pro2 has managed to irreversibly crush our understanding of cell phones as they are. Well, no, not really. As a whole it is an excellent Windows Mobile device, just as we expected. Again we emphasize it´s a nicely performing device for its operating system, despite the fact the TouchFLO 3D cannot be referred to as the best customization pack on the market - you are bound to face the “good, old WinMo” sooner or later and we all know what its weaknesses are. We also have no gripes in terms of hardware; the phone is bulky and we mean it, but this is fine with us given the awesome 3.6-inch display. The fact that it´s rendered virtually useless in direct sunlight is something we are willing to… turn a blind eye to. The only hardware part we are totally disappointed with is the mediocre loudspeaker, not to mention we did have our hopes on high after seeing all that ad hype over it, but this is something can live with. If you happen to be looking for an ultra-functional Windows Mobile cell phone, the HTC Touch Pro2 is the best option you have as of now. If you would rather go for something trendy looking, the Diamond2 offers pretty much the same, save the keyboard.


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Pros

  • Awesome keyboard
  • Touch sensitive screen that delivers great image quality and display can be tilted
  • Extremely responsive and snappy
  • Excellent customization pack

Cons

  • Screen is unusable in the sun
  • Mediocre loudspeaker and in-call quality
  • You are bound to see the standard WinMo menus sooner or later
  • The camera quality is very poor
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HTC Touch Pro2

HTC Touch Pro2

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.1
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PhoneArena rating:
9Excellent
Display3.6 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (259 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm MSM7200A, Single core, 528 MHz
0.3 GB RAM
Size4.57 x 2.33 x 0.68 inches
(116 x 59 x 17 mm)
6.17 oz  (175 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 6.98 hours talk time

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