Excerpt: The HTC Touch HD is a state of the art Windows Mobile 6.1 Pocket PC that features HTC Touch Flo 3D technology, a huge display with excellent video playback capabilities and many more features that even the most discerning users will find easy and competent...
Summary: The HTC Touch HD dazzles with its large, high-resolution touch screen, but the smartphone's feature set and performance is average at best. You can get much more for your money.
Pros: The HTC Touch HD boasts a spacious and sharp 3.8-inch WVGA touch screen, and offers integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The Windows Mobile smartphone also includes the Opera Web browser, YouTube app, and a 5-megapixel camera.
Cons: The Touch HD doesn't support U.S. 3G bands. The smartphone can be sluggish at times, and the video performance is disappointing. It's also expensive.
Conclusion: As a business proposition; it's ActiveSync and regular Windows Home Screen offer the usual fair but in very high resolution, as a consumer device, it's less appealing. It's a no win choice for me; I love the high resolution display but not the touch screen, the multi-tasking OS, unlike the iPhone offers app-to-app switching at lightning speeds but the regular slow-downs irritate. I like it, I want to love it, it is half finished, the half that is finished works well.
Conclusion: We were excited when we started testing the phone, hoping that we’ll see something great and revolutionary. Sadly, the reality is different. Hardware-wise, the Touch HD is impressive with a large display and excellent build quality. As a phone, it offers many functions and a very good sound during a call, but the software is not innovative at all.
Pros: 3.8” WVGA display, Very good size and construction, This is the phone for document viewing
Cons: Currently, it cannot play quality videos, Weak display performance in direct sunlight, More lag in the menu compared to Touch Diamond
Summary: T he HTC Touch HD has a beautiful design and a large and clear screen. The Windows Mobile software makes it easy to synchronize this handset and ensures it is widely applicable. Yet, the Windows Mobile software seems slightly outdated, even with the perfect application of the TouchFlo 3D interface. I am very curious to see what the new versions of Windows Mobile will be like.
Excerpt: The iPhone looms large over any smartphone review, so let's get the comparisons out of the way first. The HD's screen is bigger and sharper than the iPhone's, but a little less responsive. It's heavier, but not by much, and feels slightly chunkier, but only slightly. The software is less wonderful and the browser less pleasing, but both are still good. It has a better camera and can shoot video, which the iPhone cannot.
Pros: Excellent screen, great email interface and good usability; a real contender in the battle of the smartphones.
Cons: A few glitches with Windows Mobile; slow start-up; could be slimmer; only available on Orange.
Summary: It’s not the smallest phone to discreetly slide into your pocket, but the screen is perfect for those of you who love to watch movies and surf the web. And in my opinion, it’s a good looking phone! I’m all for the sleek, black look and large screens!