- GSMArena team , GSMArena
The Diamond2 seems to make a bit more sense than the Touch Pro2 from an upgrader’s point of view.
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It feels like a brick in your hand
There's no beating around the bush. The Touch Pro 2 (TP2) from HTC is absolutely ginormous. It's literally the size of two iPhones stacked on top of one another -- big. Big. BIG. What's worse, it weighs a ton (OK, really only 6.61 oz, but still...). This is not a fashionable phone that's going to slip easily into tight pockets. No. This is the type of phone you expect to see sitting on a table next to a businessman at the airport, not out at the club on a Saturday night. The TP2 conforms to the business-y mold. That means it is professional looking, clean cut, and dressed up for work.
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Mid-budget Pocket PC that targets the mass market
I've been pleasantly surprised by the new, mid-budget device in terms of design, but a little bit disappointed about the new version of the operating system. While, visually, there are some changes, I still think that Windows Mobile is far from Android and the iPhone in terms of performance, functionality and look. Still, HTC Touch2 is a good smartphone, but only if it sells for a cheap price, otherwise I think people will look for more advanced solutions and Android is so much better for now.
I would enlist here the ergonomic design of the device, the powerful CPU, whi... Full review
A powerful smartphone that delivers in performance and features to make it one of the best devices
The good: The HTC Touch Pro2 for Sprint offers a gorgeous touch screen, a spacious keyboard, and a 3.5 millimeter jack. The Windows Mobile device also features world-roaming capabilities, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
The bad: The smartphone doesn't support international 3G bands. The device is bulky in size and also expensive. GPS acquisition was a bit slow in our tests and ideo streaming wasn't the smoothest.
The bottom line: Despite the jaw-dropping price tag, the HTC Touch Pro2 is a powerful smartphone that delivers in performance and features to make it one of the best devices... Full review
Keeps a minimalist design with a numerous features
T-Mobile most feature-rich device ever released
The HTC Touch Pro2, released yesterday on T-Mobile’s network, is T-Mobile most feature-rich device ever released. Meaning it is also one of the most expensive devices T-Mobile has ever sold. With a 2 year contract, you can pick up the Touch Pro2 for a leg and 3 arms, so we suggest purchasing it on a family plan $349.99. Of course we are scouring the Internet to get you a price of….$249.99 on the Touch Pro2, or even as low as $199.99. Of course we will post as soon as we have a deal that cuts the price nearly in half. Not sure whether you want to pick up the Touch Pro2? Check out some of... Full review
Has its failings, but certain users will appreciate the large and excellent screen and keyboard
A massive improvement from its previous model
Over the past month we played around with the stellar, but also heavy, slide-out 5-row full QWERTY device. It is such a massive improvement from its previous model that if you’re a fan of HTC and of touchscreens, this is one to consider.
Some of the key features of the Touch Pro2 are its 3.6 inch tilting touchscreen (resolution of 480 x 800), Windows Mobile 6.1, 3.5 inch headset jack, 2-way speakerphone, 3.2 megapixel camera with auto-focus (no flash), video capabilities, microSD card slot that can hold up to 16GB. The TP2 has overall dimensions of 5.62(w) x 11.6(h) x 1.67(d) cm and... Full review
A great device for power and business users
A business person's best friend
The HTC Touch Pro2 is a great handset if you're after a businessman's iPhone. It has a wonderful screen that is actually bigger than the iPhone's and much higher resolution, too. Some people even mistook it for an iPhone at first, probably due to the dark front with its chrome surround. The Touch Pro2's biggest plus was definitely its slide-out QWERTY keyboard, which was a joy to use for both email and SMS. Other worthy mentions include the fantastic speakerphone and ever growing reach of HTC's smartening of the Windows Mobile UI. Kudos should also go to the 1500mAh battery that manages to... Full review
More powerful gear and more impressive shell than the original Pro, HTC Touch Pro2 is in charge of the armored unit
Amid talk of Android and would-be heroes we're about to revisit HTC on their hallowed PocketPC ground. Good things seem to come in pairs for the company while out-and-out upgrades are always good news for the user. With two jewels in the crown and two pros on the squad, HTC march towards PocketPC dominance and the Touch Pro2 looks like it has what it takes to lead the campaign.
PocketPC is definitely the HTC game but it sure isn't a one horse race. The list of prominent number 2's is perhaps about to be continued with an XPERIA. On the other hand, the launch of the Touch Pro2 is perha... Full review
This phone is an absolute nightmare-DO NOT BUY!!!
Sure the phone has great features but what good is it if the screens are constantly floating all over the place and if that's not happening the phone is constantly I mean constantly dialing numbers by itself. This phone is an absolute piece of garbage. Do NOT buy it unless you enjoy being driven crazy. You've been warned. Buy the Nexus One instead. What a relief to use such a well designed phone after using the Touch Junk Two. Wasted five hundred plus dollars and HTC refused to refund my money.Less
Worst phone ever, its a BRICK
Phone is slow, freezes all the time and just recently turned into a brick on me. So now I cant send text messages or use the touch screen which means I cant use any functions on the phone. Also the text message indicator has a bug and will get stuck having a unread text message mine was up to 4. Did a factory reset and the screen stopped working. T-mobile said I needed new software but after that I lost more functions. Now I have to get a new one and would rather have something else, HTC sucks!!!Less
Good Phone But Needs Customization
I bought this phone because I wanted a phone with a large screen, lots of memory, and a fast processor. I didn't particularly care about the sliding keyboard. Overall, this is a good phone, but it has some things to watch out for. For my purposes, I replaced the stock interface with SPB Mobile Shell 3, which is excellent and easy to use. I also added SPB Pocket Plus, which allows for customization of the buttons, Internet Explorer (adds tabs), and other functions. Pro: - Very nice screen. It is vibrant and clear. When the keyboard is slid out, the screen can be tilted, which would be useful for watching a video or doing a lot of emailing. - Performance is fairly good, although I would recommend going to [...] to download a couple of tweaks that will make it run faster and use less memory. - The sliding keyboard is actually quite useful. Although it lacks an OK button, you can generally use the ENTER switch for this purpose, especially on the Web. Touch and feel is excellent, and the keys are well spaced. There is a dedicated row of numbers as well. Overall, I think this is probably the best hardware keyboard ever on a Windows Mobile device. - The phone has a light sensor, so that it adjusts the backlight to the ambient lighting. This both saves power and results in more appropriate backlight levels. - The phone has a proximity sensor for use when you are making calls. If the phone is close to your ear, the screen shuts off. This prevents inadvertent activation of the screen buttons. - The control for unlocking the phone and for answering an incoming call is to move a virtual slider to one side or the other. This eliminates the problem of having a flat screen - which would otherwise automatically unlock or answer the call. Unfortunately, the reminders DO NOT have a slider - see the "con" below as to the effect his has. - All of the menu options are optimized for touch screen - they are large and easy to hit. The only time you need the stylus is when you are operating in the original Windows Mobile applications like settings screens and so forth. Speaking of the stylus, when you remove it, the screen is unlocked. - The phone comes with the Mobile Office package, and the standard email programs. There is a handy setup email icon that walks you through setting up your emails. It has standard settings for the most popular web mail programs like gmail and yahoo. An associated program is installed to allow you to present Powerpoint presentations, presumably using the special TV-out features. I didn't check the output, although the program did read a PPT file and showed it on the device. - There are built in applications for Facebook and twitter, if you are into those sorts of things. It also includes some other programs like Bing, Adobe Reader, a very nice calculator (changes to scientific in landscape mode), a custom COMM Manager to manage the radios (WiFI, etc), Internet sharing (allows one to use the high speed network as a computer modem - I haven't tried this), several IM clients, MSN Money and MSN weather, Remote Desktop (to access the device from the desktop), Windows Live, the WM media player, a YouTube player, a Quick GPS application (to synchronize the GPS location - speeds up the satellite acquisition), and the TeleNav application to provide voice guidance. I don't need most of this stuff. I am using a stand-alone navigator (Iguidance 2009) for navigation. - Also included is MS voice command, which works very well for voice dialing over Bluetooth. - The phone has an accelerometer, so it knows when you turn it sideways, and will support programs written to take advantage. The device comes with a nice (if simple) game that uses this feature. - Web browsing is via Opera (default standard browser), or Pocket IE. You can go into IE and set it to detect the default browser - that that IE can become default. Since I find IE with tabs to be fine, I use that one. - There is a handy zoom slider right below the screen. So far as I know it only works in the two browsers, but it is handy and easy to use - just slide the finger to the right to zoom, the other way to shrink. - HTC has a special feature (found under the memory settings) that allows touching the "X" button to actually close the program, rather than minimize it. I recommend that you turn it on - assuming you can find it (see firmware update below). - The device comes with a screen protector, case, wall adaptor, earbuds, and USB cable. There is also a (huge) dongle to connect the proprietary USB to a standard headphone. - The device is capable of outputting TV, but I didn't check that function. It requires another adaptor. - The speaker phone is adequate, and it has a nice feature in which when you are on a call you just flip the phone upside down and lay in on the table to enable the speaker phone. There is also a mute button on the back for use when in this mode. - The phone features dual speakers and microphones. Noise reduction is very good, and I had no problems hearing or being heard during both normal and Bluetooth headset calling. - The phone supports a micro-sd card which is SDHC compatible. I have an 8 Gb card in mine. You have to remove the battery cover (but do NOT have to power down the phone) to change the card. Con: - You pay for those nice physical features. This is a large phone, and pretty heavy. I don't mind this, but you should be aware that it will weigh down a pocket. If you want small and thin, this isn't it! - The only external connector is in the format of a mini USB, but it is a special format. You either have to use the supplied headphones or the 2 inch long dongle that adapts a standard 3.5" headset. Since the Sprint version of the TP2 has the standard 3.5", I'm surprised that T-Mobile retained the USB. However it does sound good. - The camera has good specs: 3.2 MP with autofocus, but there is no flash and I'm not overly impressed with the photo results. They are "OK", but not exceptional. - I do not like the touch flow interface. I find it to be limiting, and not that intuitive. Also, with the updated Windows Mobile 6.5 firmware, T-Mobile (or HTC, I don't know which) has removed all access to the original Windows Mobile screens. I could not find any way to access even the "Today" settings screen in order to change the theme! Also missing was access to the detailed settings, including the information on the device. When I went over to Mobile Shell, I found a program called "HTC Settings" which contained all of these icons, but I cannot find any way to see it in the Touch Flo interface. So if you want to fully control your TP2, you may not want to use the built in interface. If you don't go behind the scenes, perhaps the stock interface is OK. It isn't for me; I want to be able to control my device. - If you want to upgrade to the latest Windows Mobile 6.5, you can do this at [...]. This provides an update to the entire phone. - This phone has a totally flat front, except for the four small buttons at the bottom. What this means in practical terms is that when a reminder goes off, it almost immediately gets silenced, because the main touch screen touches the carrying pouch. Also, I find that I need to be careful, especially in landscape mode, because I find myself gripping the screen - and accidentally touching the soft key. In my opinion, the slightly recessed screen format is superior. One interesting note is that what is labeled as a "back" key on the phone is actually an OK button. - The default snooze on the reminders is fixed at 5 minutes. There is a way to get past this by modifying the registry, but that is a clunky solution to the problem. - Battery life is abysmal if you are using the high speed internet, WiFi, or GPS. Basically, you should plan to charge this device daily if you use these features a lot. And head for the hills if you use more than one radio at once! I do find that I can make the battery last more if I turn off the 3G connection when not in use. I have mapped my phone "END" key (the right hand key) to shut off the 3G modem connection. Without any connections I expect it will last a couple of days in general use. There are aftermarket batteries available that will provide over twice the charge of the OEM battery, but the larger ones require a custom back, and the device is already large and heavy. - The phone will get somewhat hot if any of the radios are in use. The manual says this is normal, but it runs hotter than any Windows Mobile device I have ever owned. - I can't say if it is my SPB Mobile Shell or just the device, but the memory leaks like a sieve. I start out after a reboot with over 100Mb of memory, and by the end of the day it has lost about 40 Mb of that amount. Plan on a reboot every other day. Summary: I like the phone overall, but I would recommend using a different interface than the Touch Flo. This is a very capable device that will work well for the informed user. I would recommend it for two types of users: those who know very little about Windows Mobile (and might be OK with the interface), and experienced Windows Mobile users (who will be able to tweak the device to do what they like). I'm not sure that people in between those extremes will be entirely happy.Less
My favorite phone so far. Amazing capabilities.
I have an iPhone, but I just can't get good with the touch screen keyboard. I also don't like that it can't tether or multi-task. So I went shopping for a replacement. I ended up with a T-Mobile TP2 mainly for the keyboard and Windows Mobile. I was amazed at how much more this phone could do. It really is a very portable PC. Pros: The keyboard is the best, the display is clearer than my iPhone (higher resolution). The camera has autofocus and 3.2 megapixels (which are plenty for a camera phone) and it has video voicemail. I will say that I think the video on my iPhone is a bit better indoors. The multitasking works great. I can listen to Pandora while working in mobile Office or creating text messages or e-mails. I have TomTom Navigator 7 on mine and I can listen to my music on my device through my car stereo and still have the GPS running. I can also use this as a Wi-Fi router (with WMWiFi app). I let my son use my iPhone but without a data plan, so when he needs internet access he can connect through my phone without it have any effect on me using my phone. You can actually connect up to 5 devices. Very cool. Another cool feature is that when the phone is connected to my cars Bluetooth system, if I get a text it will read it out loud over the speakers. How's that for hands free safety. Also, when connected to supported audio systems through USB (like all new Lexus's) you can select that it be connected as a mass storage device and it play all your music through the stereo and it charges the phone. You can also control all of your music through the vehicle audio system. I love how that when you are talking on the phone, if you place it face down on a flat surface the speaker phone automatically turns on. There is also a mute button on the back. I also like that you can get apps from anywhere; which is a good thing because the Windows Mobile Marketplace is seriously lacking as far as content compared to the Apple App store. There is tons of freeware on the web for Windows Mobile. Also, if you don't know xda-developers forum and you have this phone, it's time to google them. A big marketing point on the iPhone is the multi-touch display, which I found to be more of a nuisance when using the phone one-handed. The TP2 has a very cool little zoom bar below the screen which makes it very easy to zoom when using the phone one-handed. A couple more nice advantages: Micro SD card slot, and swappable battery. I also like Microsoft My Phone, which allows you to find (track) your phone from your computer if you lose it, and even wipe it clean remotely for security. Cons: If you are not into technology and just want a simple to use smart phone, this might not be your phone. No dedicated headphone jack. This actually really bugs me. I have updated the phone to WM6.5 and Windows Mobile is still not finger friendly, which is why the phone has a stylus. I actually like the stylus, but compared to my iPhone, it is just not as user friendly. The screen response on my iPhone is better than on the TP2. Part of that is because the iPhone screen is capacitive and the TP2 is resistive, but I also I think part of the problem is that the WM operating system plus HTC TouchFlo requires a lot of system recourses and the Qualcomm processor is a little underpowered (or overwhelmed). I didn't want this to be an iPhone bashing review and I'm sorry if it came across like that. I just enjoy this phone so much more than my iPhone. My son likes using the iPhone because he is in high school, and in high school image is important and the iPhone is cool.Less
Truly a Great Phone
This is a great phone. My previous phone was a smartphone (Windows Mobile) so I had to have another one when I upgraded to the newer technology. I have several email accounts set up in the phone and didn't want to lose that valuable capability with something like an iPhone. Multitasking is good, plus the WM6 version is better about not accumulating a bunch of running applications. So I find it easier to shut down apps and not accidently leave them running. Although when I choose to run multiples thats possible too without any hassle. WM6 with HTC/TMobile additions has the TouchFlo3D which is very nice. There is a ton of software that comes installed and even more free apps you can install for various functionality. I am a developer and used .Net to build my own apps. The phone has a shutdown function (power off) but not a reboot function. So I wrote my own app for it. The bluetooth works great and can be used to activesync with a laptop if you like. I have also tethered with my netbook using internet sharing to get wireless connectivity anywhere. TMobile has instructions on how to do this on their website. So there really is no need for a hotspot or anything. 3G speeds are quite good even on the tethered netbook. YouTube vidoes work nicely as well. Built in weather and stock apps are superb. I use them every day. Comes with the Opera browser which is really nice. The phone has a sort of sleep mode with is not turned off but is in low use mode. This seems to affect very little and turns the screen off. The over all affect is that the battery life is awesome. On a smartphone it is amazing to get a full work day out of it. I get at least two days and thats with getting emails and bluetooth enabled. Very pleased with the battery life considering how much this does. The GPS works great with Google Maps, but always requires connectivity (for Google). You can install a GPS application that stores maps locally on the phone if you plan to be in a dead-zone. The paid-service navigation app is on the phone, but I haven't used it. Truly it is a PDA with appls and stuff for everything. Is it perfect? No. Haven't seen a phone yet that is, but this one is awesome. If you like to trick-it-out, search online for registry settings you can tweak in enabled useful features like additional camera picture modes that I fine awesome, or to make the Opera browser the default. Oh, and the Windows 6.5 upgrade is availabe on TMobile's website. I upgraded without any problems (backup everything first. resets to factory) and I like it. It does take a bit more system memory when running, but no enough that its caused me any problems. Issues: HTC software doesn't always work seemlessly with the windows software. Eg. When setting up wallpaper you apparently have to use the TouchFlo3D Settings tab. Setting an image while browsing to be the wallpaper never updates the TouchFlo wallpaper. I suppose if you were using the WinMo theme (without TouchFlo3D) you'd see that wallpaper. Not a problem, just took a while to figure why it wasn't setting it. Basically I love this phone. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.Less
T-Mobile Touch Pro 2
Pro: - 3G - Sliding/tilting keyboard very nice - Nice camera - Decent built in speakers - Many applications, lots of them free - Decent processor speed - Good battery life, plays music for me for 24 hours on a full charge - Best touch screen so far - Stylish - Heavy, but feels very durable and is easy to hold Con: - Short USB cable - Microsoft Active Sync is glitchy, not so great; need to upgrade OS from XP to Vista (never!) or 7 - Texting on this keyboard takes some getting used to, it's much wider than a BB so may take a bit more dexterity - Not a standard USB cable, so have to buy additional if you need extra - No separate headphone jack, have to buy special or use clunky adapter Using experience: 3 months I do love this phone, despite a few shortfalls. Some of the reviews are misleading, and were published long before the US version of the phone was even available. For example, the SD card slot is easily accessible on the side of the phone. My son received his MyTouch the same day I got this phone, and the boxing for this phone could be much MUCH better, especially for the price. Unboxing the MyTouch was like "Here is your AWESOME, new COOL PHONE!!!" While the Touch Pro 2 was like "Here's your new phone." The MyTouch came with an SD card, this phone did not, which seemed cheap on T Mobile's part. Would I buy this phone again, YES!Less
The perfect mobile phone
I got rid of the iPhone a while ago, as it wasn't able to get past the "play" stage for me. HTC has finally made a smooth business phone that is easy to use, stylish, and stable. I have Windows Mobile 6.5 on it which completes that usage!Less
Telus is stupid
Problems with data connection on telus's end, so nuts to them for wasting 2 hours of my time trying to get my phone to connect to the network when this is a KNOWN problem with many other users, and there is no amount of effort I could put in to get it to connect... Anyway, on to the phone: Its big, not that I care... it has a 3.6" screen and a keyboard, so of course its freakin big, but not that much larger than my mogul. Screen is the money maker!! 3.6" 800x480 resolution, it's amazing, you can read .pdf documents full page fit to width and read every word no problem. It's also super responsive. Calls are good, speaker phone is loud, and the ear speaker is good, never had a problem hearing people so far, and I'm clear on their end too. Seems to get way better signal than my mogul did. In my college the mogul was a useless brick, no connection anywhere. My TP2 gets signal in at least half the building. Opera seems buggy, and it does no come with embedded video support. Haven't looked into it much yet, but hopefully I can get flash to work for me. Dedicated 3.5mm jack = gold! Hated my mogul for not having one. 4x as much ram as my mogul is bliss, I hated having to close everything on my phone just to emulate a game boy adv game, run opera, or sky fire, or watch a video. Haven't got a player installed yet that can decode h.264, but if it works on this phone(I want it for bleach/other anime releases) I'm going to be very happy. Haven't gotten to try tv-out, but it's an awesome feature that I'll be using a lot. One of the professional reviews says it's not a stylish phone... compared to what? It looks the same as an iPhone, or close enough. I think it looks awesome. Don't know what there's to complain about on the looks. It doesn't have telus printed anywhere on it, so thats a big plus. It's thick, but that doesn't make it "ugly"... The crap list: Touch flo back ground only applies to home... wtf?! I want the back ground on the other 8 tabs too!!(there is a mod for this btw) Opera is kinda buggy... and you have to zoom to click a link Doesn't work on telus's new high speed network... F*** @$$ $H!+ this is a huge kick in the balls, evdo is ok but.... I want faster. It locks when it wakes up... annoying. GPS is disabled by telus... I hate you telus... your telus navigator is garbage, gps is free so don't force us to use your paid program you f*ing communists!(pretty sure there are hacks to fix this though) Taping the task bar at the top takes you to notifications... uhhh NO, I clicked on volume so give me volume!! Anyway, most of my crap list is very minor, this phone is great. I hope windows mobile 7 revives the software market for wm devices. I'd like to see some better games ported for mobile(like starcraft) Thats all, if your going to lock yourself into a contract you might as well lay down $200 and get a phone that might actually last out the 3 years.Less
Not satisfied at all
Pro: Con: Using experience: 2 months It constantly freeze up. T-mo exchanged my phone twice and all three of them had the same problem. And the funny thing is t-mo tech support told me not to install any third-party software. Than what i am going to do with this powerful phone?Less
Almost perfect: why I chose the Touch Pro 2
I spent over a month reading about and researching phones before finally ultimately choosing the HTC Touch Pro 2. I considered the i-phone (although not for very long once I heard the 3Gs is currently impossible to jailbreak), the blackberry, and a few other phones like the HTC Hero. I settled on the Touch Pro 2 for many reasons, but the primary were its phenomenal feature set, well designed QWERTY keypad, and ability to run open source programs. That said, there are a few downsides to this otherwise excellent phone--I'll get into those later in this review. Also it's worth noting that this phone sells for quite a bit more if bought directly from t-mobile. Amazon has the cheapest price (as of October 2009) by far. The build quality of this phone is excellent. It has that 'solid' feel that is hard to otherwise quantify, but that you know when you interact with it. The i-phone has the same sort of feeling to it. The phone is also pleasingly tactile, and feels great to hold and use. This is one of the difficult to quantify things about a phone, but is so important since most of us use our phones everyday for at least a year. I believe RIM understands this design principle better than anyone--Blackberry's have always been great to hold--but the Touch Pro 2 is proof that HTC has learned a thing or two about making a phone more than just another device. Windows Mobile 6.5 is already available for the international version of the Touch Pro 2, but won't be available for the t-mobile version for another few months. However, there is little in Windows Mobile 6.5 that the Touch Pro 2 does already have with TouchFLO 3D. The TouchFLO interface makes using the touch screen easier. I find I almost never need to use the stylus except when browsing detailed web pages with a lot of text links. Scrolling from panel to panel is accomplished by using simple drag gestures from right to left or wonder-of-wonders, right to left--one of my pet peeves in menu design is when you cannot scroll both directions. Don't expect much from WM 6.5 when it is released. Bottom line: WM, regardless of version, is pretty poor, but the Touch Pro 2 and accompanying TouchFLO interface are excellent. Multitasking is also excellent. You can answer a phone call, open your calendar and make entries, view a PDF and transition to a conference call all with a minimum of fuss. They've done a lot to make the phone intuitive to navigate, and I've found I can pretty much figure out how to do most things without referring to the manual. TouchFLO makes navigation really easy (more on TouchFLO later in the review) and makes shifting from one task to another simple. Believe what you've read about the QWERTY key pad. It is definitively the best key pad out there. I've used quite a few, and tested even more while researching my new phone including various blackberries and the sidekick. The Touch Pro's keypad is easy to use, feels great, and gives solid tactile response at each key-tap. I can type in the range of 30 words a minute with reasonable accuracy. I think I could type even more quickly if the keypad had an 'alt' key on the right side of the keypad and not just the left. This is a surprising disappointment in an otherwise perfect keypad. The 480x800 resolution screen is a sight for sore eyes (literally). If you're moving up from a previous generation phone, prepare to be impressed. Even if you're switching from a phone with a pretty good screen like a blackberry, this screen will still impress you. Crystal clear, excellent color accuracy, and all kinds of real estate for a mobile device. Watching videos on You Tube, playing games, reading text, ect., all benefit from the gorgeous screen. Wifi connectivity works well and makes surfing the web or using the you tube application a joy. Some reviews have mentioned terrible frame rates when playing You Tube videos. I have not found this to be the case, even on the t-mobile 3G network. Streaming videos works just fine in my experience. The included media player (WM 6.1 default) is a joke and should be ignored. Download one of the many free (and far superior) media players out there rather than suffering with the WM version. Sadly, the Touch Pro does not have a 3.5mm audio jack. This is probably the single most frustrating thing about the phone and a glaring omission for a phone that could otherwise also serve as a media player powerhouse if it did. The included dongle which connects to HTC's proprietary USB connection converts to a non-standard 2.5mm jack, which makes it useless: imagine using a dongle connected to a 2.5mm-3.5mm converter connected to your headphones--stupid. The Touch Pro 2's emphasis on keeping you connected with your friends through an integration of your contacts, text messages, face book, instant messenger, etc., is a good idea in theory but with mixed results in application. Threading SMS works very well, as does integration with facebook (which lets you choose which notifications you want to receive) but tagging all your contacts with their corresponding facebook page is time consuming. The camera is ho-hum. Not bad but not great either. It works well when there's plenty of light but not so well in dim light or at night. It's suitable for taking informal shots of friends and such, but won't really impress even by camera phone standards. Summary: PROs: 1) Non proprietary system that allows you to run what ever programs you feel like 2) TouchFLO interface is excellent 3) Supports up to 32gb micro SD cards (try getting that from an i-phone) 4) Build quality is great 5) 480x800 resolution screen is flawless 6) QWERTY keypad is best in class 7) Good multitasking 8) 3G coverage in most major metropolitan areas (I live in Chicago and coverage is good-excellent depending on where I am) CONS: 1) No 3.5mm audio jack 2) No right 'alt' key on key pad 3) Expensive if bought directly from t-mobile 4) Windows Mobile 6.1 (or 6.5 for that matter) is old and outdated ADVANTAGES over the i-phone: 1) Not proprietary and can use third party applications 2) Supports micro SD cards 3) Has a tilt screen 4) Better battery life (3-4 hours more depending on how you use the phone) 5) Is not contractually locked to AT&T ADVANTAGES over the Blackberry 8900: 1) Support for 3G network coverage 2) Tilt screen 3) Better third party e-mail support 4) Better multi-media support This is a great phone. The more I use it, the more I like it. If you want a rock solid smart phone that is as great looking as it functional, the Touch Pro 2 is an excellent choice and beats out the i-phone and Blackberry smart phones in my opinion. 4.5/5 Stars.Less
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