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In this review I am going to break down the phone into small bits to make it nice and easy to find what you need to know from my experience with the HTC Touch Pro 2. If you have any questions about the product don't hesitate to ask!
Let’s start with the form. With its very unique form of a sliding and tilting screen with full offset qwerty keyboard. This makes the phone a very much style conscious phone and of course who isn’t going to double take when they see this miniature laptop sitting in your palm. With its very CEO like presence which makes it one of the most imposing phones on the market. This is helped with a chrome bezel that runs round the periphery of the phone which is a very nice touch. On the back is a very stylish duel stereo speaker system which has a tweeter and a woofer. One of the nicest features to the styling is probably the keyboard which is very similar to an apple mac. This is because each key lights up with a light green and each key is isolated with white light under lighting. Overall a very nice device to look at looks very expensive and stylish.
With a huge 3.6” screen (slightly bigger than the iphone’s) it has a resolution of 480 X 800 that is twice the pixels as an iphone!! It is great for watching photos and films as it has a WVGA screen it produces a much higher clarity than most phones. Because of this clarity if you have good vision is renders websites fully zoomed out perfectly so if you can actually read size 5 font then you will find this to be a brilliant phone for media. Only one slight annoyance is that is only comes with about 250MB of space so you will need to buy a micro SD card if you want to use this as a media device.
Introducing HTC’s updated touchflo 3D means a really easy and fast navigation panel on the home page. HTC have really managed to pull this off really well with windows mobile 6.5 only show its ugly user interface a few times they have created a lovely drag bar that has tabs as follows: home, people, messages, email, stocks, weather, photos, music, calendar, programs and settings. I find it really easy to use and very fast when you are not doing really heavy multitasking. This is all helped with the phones 528 MHz Qualcomm processing speed. Put it this way only a few years ago you could get a good laptop with this kind of speed. Hasn’t stuff moved along way!
WINDOWS MOBILE 6.5
Personally as a first time user it is really nice to have such a huge variety of applications, literally I have had this phone for 3 months now and have only recently found out that it can broadcast WiFi!! However the windows mobile UI can be quite a pain sometimes with it running very sluggishly if you have many ram hungry apps open. It is quite complex as well with many of my friends baffled as to how to perform basic tasks outside of HTC’s touchflo 3D. If you are not very tech savvy then I would advise you to choose a different phone as it is quite a complex to phone to work thoroughly.
SOME NICE NUMBERS
ROM: 512 MB, RAM: 288 MB, weight: 178.5g (6.3 ounces), Battery capacity: 1500 mAh and talk time: 510 minutes for GSM. I won’t go on too much as to bore you so I’ll get on to some cool features that are a must nowadays.
1) WIFI 2) GPS (locates you pretty fast using google maps) 3) G sensor (good when you want to rotate in the browser) 4) Main camera 3.2 MP (pretty good in the right lighting + looks great on the screen) 5) Radio 6) Straight Talk (don’t really understand It nor needed it) 7) Noise cancelling when on loud speaker ( two microphones and two speakers) 8) Bluetooth 2.1 9) Zoom bar bellow screen
I love this phone and I get along with it fine, however if you are not that interested in all these fancy features that you will never use I would opt for a cheaper option. Quite complicated to use and the battery will only last the best part of a day when using GSM. I would recommend this phone to anyone who enjoys windows mobile as it is a superb phone. However it is extremely expensive coming in at £500.00!!! so if you’re on a budget this is not the phone for you. In conclusion this is a superb phone and of course is more focused towards a business lifestyle, but I find it to definitely be the best phone i've ever had!! I would reccomend it.
again if you have any questions about the product don't hesitate to ask!