|Get the HTC Touch Pro2 smartphone for yourself and give your buddies another reason to look up to you. The HTC 512GB cell phone features the TouchFLO 3D interface that allows you speedier access to email, messaging, music, photos as well as people. Keep the history of all your conversations with every contact handy with the people-centric communication approach employed in this HTC smartphone. The Push Internet technology employed by the HTC Touch Pro2 eliminates slow downloading and web page rendering by allowing you to pre-select your favorite sites for instant access. With a 3.6-inch VGA widescreen display, this HTC 512GB cell phone gives you enhanced viewing area in high resolution. The QWERTY keyboard of this HTC smartphone ensures you get faster texting done.|
|Family Line||HTC Touch Pro|
|Storage Capacity||512 MB|
|Network Technology||EDGE, GPRS, GSM / WCDMA (UMTS), HSDPA, HSUPA|
|Band||WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSD, MicroSDHC|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||1340 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 419 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 462 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Diagonal Screen Size||2.8 in.|
|Display Resolution||640 x 480 pixels|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||Yes|
The HTC Touch Pro2 features a sharp, spacious touch screen and an easy-to-use full QWERTY keyboard. The Windows Mobile smartphone also includes conference call management tools for business users and offers good call quality. It also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
The smartphone is heavy and bulky. No U.S. 3G support on this version and it's expensive. Onboard memory is low, and we would have liked an upgraded camera.
With a feature set to match its large size, the HTC Touch Pro2 will be a great device for power and business users once it finally hits North America and adds U.S. 3G support.
Average review score based on 1,425 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
The best thing about this phone is definitely the display. It's extremely high-resolution for the size. The touch screen is pretty good for resistive technology (as opposed to capacitive screens like the iPhone or Pre). The only other resistive screen phones I've used are the LG Versa and Voyager, and it feels like HTC has just done it better somehow, especially with sliding/scrolling.
HTC also did a spectacular job of making Windows Mobile usable with your finger by way of the TouchFLO 3D interface. There is a stylus included that slides nicely into the bottom of the phone, but I've found that I rarely need to pull it out. It's pretty, but it's also very functional as well. They did a great job on the different text input methods that are available as well. The full QWERTY is probably not practical for anyone but those with the tiniest of fingers, but I find the compact QWERTY setup pretty usable. If that doesn't work for you, you can switch to the phone keypad style and T9 it.
The text messaging interface does have a few quirks. When I tap on a message in the TouchFLO interface and it goes into the messaging screen, the keyboard pops up but doesn't want to type in the text box until you hit it. When you do hit it, sometimes you get a little dance where the keyboard isn't sure that it wants to stay up or not. I can usually tap the text box again before the keyboard goes away and then everything is fine, so it is a minor annoyance.
The camera seems to work fine; I've seen a lot of reviews that say it sucks but the performance seems pretty standard as far as most phone cameras go.
Overall, performance-wise, it is not as bad as I was expecting. I've experienced a few versions of Windows Mobile on different devices, and I know how sluggish it can get, but aside from a few isolated incidents where the device just seemed to lock up altogether (prompting me to perform a soft reset), the performance was actually better than other WinMo phones I've used. It's got a decent processor and plenty of memory. It's no 3GS but I wasn't expecting that.
Will be looking forward to my next upgrade so I can experience a newer HTC model, but until then I will be enjoying myself with the Diamond, especially with how cheap I got it without contract incentives.
I have owned a winmo phone for 6 years up to the Mogul and they all have different failings (a lot of them). Although I did extensive research before purchase, I expected to find significant failings in the TP2 as well... I'm still looking.
This phone is designed to be used, not sit around and look pretty. It has arguably the most user-friendly keyboard on a smart phone to date. The speaker/conference phone sounds as good as my home cordless phone. Voice command (included) works great, which was a major setback of the mogul. it has a 1/8" Audio out jack, video out (with non included cables), prox detector, motion detector, gps, and on and on...You can read all about its many features on the manufacturers site but what I can add is the observation of a long time winmo device user. . .this is a great phone/tool. It is sturdy, even robust, feels good to hold and has a magnificent screen.
In the two months I have used it I have not had to reset it “once” for locking up, any winmo device user knows that’s awesome.
The drawbacks of this phone are tolerable compared to what it has to offer. (1)Most significant (to me that is). . .the fm radio has been disabled by sprint. There's a lot of tech chatter concerning, whether winmo 6.5 will remedy this or if it is a hardware deletion, we'll have to wait and see. This touches the second issue, (2) No winmo 6.5 rumored to be available first quarter 2010. (3)It has only a half meg of memory, very puny for such a robust tool, thus some programs load a little slow and seem a bit sluggish. (4) In trade for one of the largest screens on a phone to date, there's no hat switch, joy stick, track or scroll ball or wheel,.(unheard of right?)and only 7 hard buttons (4 programable). I thought this would be the hardest thing I would have to adjust to since I had learned to operate my mogul by touch alone, but I was wrong, it wasn’t that bad at all because I use voice command to operate it most of the time. (5)A small annoyance is the tilt screen, a nice feature but it's a little top heavy, so it can only sit on a level surface, no biggie. (6)The camera is only 3mp and has no flash and by extension, no flashlight. It does take a reasonably decent picture non-the-less. (7) the battery cover has to be removed to get to the external memory slot and it has a short stylus. (Phone wakes up when you remove the stylus, and if you remove it while you’re on a call, the note pad opens and starts a new note for that call, nice) (8...which for a lot of people is #1)It's a bit pricy, a little shocking at first, until you do the math, the features-per-dollar price of Sprint plans offsets the price of the phone, which is more of a business tool than a phone, and let's face it, all winmo devices are expensive when first released.
My suggestion is. . .Don't let the failings of past Sprint winmo devices scare you away from this great phone, especially if you're in business. It’s a great phone.
OK! I bought this phone considering two main reasons:
1.- I wanted a Widows mobile phone
2.- I wanted a gigantic screen to surf the web, watch videos and pictures, etc.
This phone runs Windows Mobile 6.5 with HTC Sense which is an excellent HTC Shell, brilliant, executive, serious, innovative, useful, customizable and extremely user friendly. First request has been fulfilled.
This is the greatest screen you'll find... There's just 1 device that comes closer (Toshiba TG01) and it is 0.2 inches smaller (Toshiba 4.1" / HD2 4.3") So my second reason is clearly covered. Indeed it is bigger than what I thought and I am obviously happy about it.
Extras: A LOT!!! The design is perfect, but device's pictures describes it better than my words, it is so elegant and I like it very much.
Camera resolution is fine (not the best) but it does its job. Still pictures are very nice and video recording quality is also very good. I am very impressed about taking still pictures on dark environments beacuse it gets a highly brilliant and beautiful pictures. Its two led flash allows you to photograph almost anything on black dark environments (as long as it is closer enought to light it)
The capacitive screen prevents unwanted touches from any other thing that is not your finger (or skin) and it has a proximity sensor so you won't click buttons with your face when talking on the phone. This proximity sensor turns off the screen when you place the phone on your ear and turns it back on when removed.
Battery life is amazing considering 1GHz processor and extra giant screen, I get more than 24hrs of power listening to music, placing and receiving calls, sending and receiving SMS, MMS, surfing the web through WiFi, GPRS, EDGE or 3G (any available) and "playing" with GPS, google maps, Garmin, etc.
It comes with an extremely addictive game (Teeter) that uses the built-in accelerometer to move a ball while you move the phone, the objective is to insert the ball in a green hole preventing the gray ones.
It has a built-in connection with Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Windows Live, so your contacts are always up-to-date with status, tweets, profile pictures and even birthdays! (it stores birthdays on the calendar and alerts you on the go)
If you don't like this phone then it is probably a user error. This phone has great reception and is truly the best Smart Phone ever made. I have had a lot of smart phones and out of all of them this thing is by far the fastest.
And the High Def 8mp digital camera is awesome, And the high def camcorder takes unbelievable pictures. I will be returning the $300 digital camera I got for Xmas.
If you install a Task Killer, the battery will last about 10 times longer.
Shop savvy is the best app ever!!! With this phone You can scan a barcode in a store and it will tell you if its cheaper at another store and it will show you the online price comparisons. If it is cheaper at another store you can have the cashier do a on-the-spot price match. AWESOME!!!
There is another app that you scan in the checkout line at the store and it will enter your shopping card and pull any coupon bar-codes from the internet. This phone saves me 30-40% every time I go shopping. PHONE PERFECTION!!!
Phone pleased. Screen resolution 800 * 480 pixels and can display all the details. The same solution can be found in some netbooks. The smallest details are displayed correctly. Looks like the screen and the entire device is very impressive. Protected screen glass, and very slippery and hard enough. Pleasantly surprised by the viewing angles. The picture does not change the color and not inverted, even with the angle close to 180 degrees, and from all sides equally, including diagonally.
The sensor reacts to touch well. Press is always a pleasure, no discomfort. Sensor, as I mentioned earlier, capacitive, so the frost can be a problem, and gloves will have to withdraw. But there are saving hardware buttons than can boast some of the touch phones.
Build quality is objectively very high. After removing the battery cover you can get a flash card without turning off the phone. Battery also sits securely and gets one finger. The camera is protected by a glass lens, which is also difficult to scratch it. It is located in a separate small aluminum enclosure, which is tightly integrated into the back of the phone, and the glass at half a millimeter recessed. So when the HTC is on a flat surface, the glass chamber does not apply to this surface.
The camera is also pleased. Resolution of 5 megapixels, more than enough for any purpose, and the size of the matrix, apparently, is not small, because ISO is very good.
This phone has a light sensor and approximation sensor. Both work well, but played with the software is not optimal. Sound ear piece changes depending on the volume. Than the quieter - more range and richer caller's voice.
WiFi is and perfect implementation. You can adjust the balance between signal power and energy consumption. Web finds instantly. WiFi router can act as an access point for all devices.
CPC is cool. Many things can, and it pleases!