Excerpt: If the third time's a charm, the fifth time must be a sure fire thing, or so AT&T hopes, as they launch their version after the overseas market and the other 3 major US carriers all released their versions as the HTC Touch Pro2. It turns out there is something to be said for waiting, since AT&T's is currently the only version to ship with Windows Mobile 6.5.
Pros: TouchFLO 3D, large display, wonderful keyboard., Large, high resolution touch screen that's easy to control with fingers. HTC's TouchFLO 3D UI just keeps getting better. Excellent speakerphone with HTC's Straight Talk feature. Very good reception and voice quality. The Tilt 2 is responsive and data speeds are good. Comes with Windows Mobile 6.5 vs. 6.1 (for what that's worth).
Cons: A bit slippery, AT&T bloatware persists., large, heavy and expensive. A smartphone data plan is mandatory if you purchase the phone with a new contract or contract renewal. The camera is just OK in its class, and abysmal in dark settings since there's no flash.
Conclusion: At a fell swoop, the HTC Touch Pro2 has managed to irreversibly crush our understanding of cell phones as they are. Well, no, not really. As a whole it is an excellent Windows Mobile device, just as we expected. Again we emphasize it´s a nicely performing device for its operating system, despite the fact the TouchFLO 3D cannot be referred to as the best customization pack on the market - you are bound to face the “good, old WinMo” sooner or later and we all know what its...
Pros: Awesome keyboard, Touch sensitive screen that delivers great image quality and display can be tilted, Extremely responsive and snappy, Excellent customization pack
Cons: Screen is unusable in the sun, Mediocre loudspeaker and in-call quality, You are bound to see the standard WinMo menus sooner or later, The camera quality is very poor
Conclusion: The Touch Pro2 is one of the best smartphones on the market for 2009. Though we like Sprint's streaming multimedia services best among the unlocked, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon versions of the Touch Pro2 we've reviewed so far, the Verizon version nonetheless stands up proudly among the other carriers' versions. If you're looking for an office in your pocket, or simply a high end touch screen smartphone, it's hard to go wrong with the Touch Pro2.
Excerpt: HTC is more known of late for their phones running the Google mobile OS. What might be slipping from the public’s memory is their history of handsets running Windows Mobile. This latest handset is another one of their sequels, with the HTC Touch Diamond2 being the first of them to hit the shelves after being announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona early this year.
Pros: Large touch screen, slide-out keyboard, much improved UI
Cons: Awkwardly placed power button, could have had a higher megapixel camera, no 3.5mm jack
Conclusion: Das HTC Touch Pro 2 bietet sehr viele gute Futures. Multimedialiebhaber müssen allerdings noch eine microSD-Speicherkarte kaufen um die 512 MByte Marke zu überschreiten. Die hochwertige ausziehbare QWERTZ-Tastatur ist sehr praktisch, selbst mit dickeren Fingern kommt man damit noch gut zurecht. Futures wie die Vollduplex-Freisprecheinrichtung erleichtern einem den täglichen Umgang mit dem Gerät. Alles in allem ein sehr gelungenes Handy.
Conclusion: Die TouchFlo 3D Oberfläche des Touch Pro 2 kann überzeugen. Der Normalnutzer wird das kostenlose Update auf Windows Mobile 6.5 eventuell gar nicht vermissen, denn die doch eher tief verschachtelten Windows Mobile Menüs gehören schon jetzt der Vergangenheit an. Die Kommunikation mit Freunden und Geschäftspartnern wurde deutlich vereinfacht. Das wertige Design und das sehr große Displays sorgen für eine Menge Spaß, gerade als mobiler Videoplayer.