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The HTC Touch HD, gives you the best touch phone experience to date. Whether it be playing music or videos, downloading emails or navigating from A to...

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Review of "HTC Touch HD"

published 19/03/2009 | VanDrake
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Excellent
Pro wonderful screen, amazing feature list, a verifiable power house.
Cons gets warm under heavy use, a tad bulky, poor legibility of screen under direct sunlight
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"What computers have really become."

Now before i begin this review I must confess to being a technophile. I love all things technical and modern which means that i tend to gravitate towards high end devices. I had been looking for a new device and I began the intensive process of seeking a new ~ahem~ assistant.

Upon seeing the HTC touch HD i was immediately impressed by its looks. I had considerd HTC before with their tytn II but was put off by a device that didnt have any style whatsoever. Not with the Touch HD. The device is simply gorgeous to look at and has a look and design that will age very well indeed. I always demand both power and looks. I purchased it there and then. Now lets look at the device in a little more detail.

*Packaging*

The HD comes in a very simple box which when opened has the device out on the top waiting for you to look at. All its accessories are underneath in a well constructed and thought out manner. Everything was there from an extra stylus to a nice cloth pouch to protect the HD when in your pocket.

*Features*

Now the HD is an attempt to marry the functionality and power of the Windows Mobile OS with the prowness of a multimedia titan. And for the most part it succeeds.

We have a 5 megapixel auto focus camera.
800x480 WVGA screen (touch screen interface)
528mhz qualcomm CPU
3D accelerator with 64mb dedicated memory
300mb free space (varies according to market)
3G/HSDPA at 7.2mbps
8gig Micro SD memory card (varies according to market)
Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Intergrated GPS
Wifi
Bluetooth

and the list goes on and on...

As you can see the HD is certainly not short changed in the features department. lets see how it all adds up in its perfomance

*performance*

HTC are attempting to lure more than just the technophile with this device. They are trying to appeal to business types as well who after working hard also like to play hard and the features point that out. I used this device extensively for email and word processing as well as viewing various documents and for its music player and camera and more!. No matter what task I threw at it the HD managed to complete it without any fuss or complaints. It seamlessly accessed my remote desktop, pop email, played my 720x480 movies (DVD resolution! at 1.5mbps bitrate), guided me home with its gps (Navigation software sold seperately) captured my overseas trips with its camera and because its running windows it has literally thousands of add on programs that can truly tailor the device to your needs. The device is also easy to navigate using HTC's touch Flo 3D but occasionally you need to delve into windows mobile which i think will be complicated for the uninitiated. Its battery should give you two days of intensive use. Its video capabilities are rather poor compared to other devices in this class but they are adequate and will get the job done. Overall. It impressed in this department.

*look and feel*

The HD supposedly has a scratch resistent screen but time will tell how it fares. The screen however is a fingerprint magnet and you'll find yourself wiping it constantly. I recommend that one uses the screen protector which comes in the package. The back of the device has a soft touch high quality plastic back cover which is almost immune to fingerprints. The matte black finish on the device its prone to scuffing, scratching and peeling so build quality in some cases isnt the best. keeping it in the carry pouch is best. The HD is a wide device and rather tall but is thin and has rounded egdes to make it more comfortable. I have very large hands so i find it easy to use but people with smaller hands will struggle, typing can be a problem as holding the device and inputing text though possible can be difficult with one hand. Overall. A solid device.

*conclusion*

All in all I find the Touch HD to be a brilliant device and very competant at what it does (which is everything, except make you tea..) its price though high is well worth it if you truly want a device that can intergrate into almost every part of your life. Whatever you need from technology the touch HD will provide it and more. Its is fast, efficient and looks very good. It also has a surprisingly good camera (no flash) but a poor video camera (low resolution) and an amazing spread of abilities both when in the office and beyond. I own one. And I love it. highly recommended to those who need a powerful device for both their work and play. this is mobile computing at its very best.

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  • smurfuk76 published 19/03/2009
    Great Review, Thank You Lee
  • Gladiator007 published 19/03/2009
    very informative and nice review..:)
  • MAllen400 published 19/03/2009
    good review. ah but does it also sing x
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Product Information : HTC Touch HD

Manufacturer's product description

The HTC Touch HD, gives you the best touch phone experience to date. Whether it be playing music or videos, downloading emails or navigating from A to B, the HTC Touch HD is ultimate in Windows Mobile PDA Phones.

Product Details

System / Handheld Type: Smartphone

RAM / Installed Size: 288

OS Provided / Type: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

Display / Diagonal Size: 3.8

Input Device / Type: Touchscreen

Processor Type: Qualcomm MSM 7201A

Battery / Run Time (Up To): 16.25

Display / Technology: LCD

Weight: 146 g, 147 g

GPS Navigation: GPS

Manufacturer: HTC

Phone Design: Slate

Communications / Wireless Interface: Wifi; Bluetooth

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Slate

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

CE Input Device / Type: Touch Screen

Long Name: Touch HD

Height: mm

Cellular / Operating System: Windows Phone

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

Service Provider: Not specified

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, AAC +, MIDI

Talk Time: Up to 480 minutes, Up to 390 minutes

Display: LCD display - 3.8" - TFT

Standby Time: Up to 680 hours, Up to 450 hours

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, FM radio, digital player, GPS receiver

Form Factor: Touch

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Product Description: HTC Touch HD - 3G GSM - smartphone

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 5 Megapixel

Dimensions (WxDxH): 6.3 cm x 1.2 cm x 11.5 cm, 63 mm x 12 mm x 115 mm

Product Type: Smartphone

Supported Memory Card: Micro SD Card

Wireless Interface: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Localisation: Norwegian, Italian

Phone Features

Additional Features: TouchFLO 3D touch-screen

Sensors: Accelerometer

Phone Functions: Call timer, conference call, vibrating alert

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, AAC +, MIDI

Navigation System

Navigation: GPS receiver

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power adapter

Also Included: microSD - 8 GB

Connections

Connector Type: Video out / hands-free microphone connector - 11 pin HTC ExtUSB ¦ Headphones - mini-phone 3.5mm

General

Width: 6.3 cm, 63 mm

Depth: 1.2 cm, 12 mm

Height: 11.5 cm, 115 mm

Weight: 147 g, 146 g

Product Type: Smartphone

MPN: 99HHC014-00, 99HHC024-00, 99HHC025-00, T8282, 99HHC021-00, HTC TOUCH HD 8282 I

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, FM radio, digital player, GPS receiver

Form Factor: Touch

Localisation: Norwegian, Italian

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Battery

Run Time Details: Talk - up to 480 min ¦ Standby - up to 680 hrs

Capacity: 1350 mAh, 1340 mAh

Technology: Lithium polymer

Display

Diagonal Size: 3.8"

Technology: TFT

Display Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels

Type: LCD display

Processor

Clock Speed: 528 MHz

Type: QUALCOMM MSM7201A

Communications

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA

Wireless Interface: IEEE 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Cellular

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

Service Provider: Not specified

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Input Device(s): Touch screen

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 5 Megapixel

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards: Micro SD Card

ROM: 512 MB

RAM: 288 MB

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, reminder, alarm clock

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