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: One of the best Windows Mobile phones in years, and in fact one of the best smartphones of the year, period. Windows Mobile went from cutting edge and my preferred platform to looking old and tired, though still powerful. The HTC Touch Pro2 and the Touch Diamond2 take matters into their own hands and give WinMo an attractive, fun and intuitive facelift while keeping the strong OS underneath alive.
Pros: Very high resolution touch screen, TouchFLO 3D user interface, 3G., Attractive, well-made and looks like a quality piece. Large, high resolution touch screen is wonderful. TouchFLO 3D brings fun and expedience to Windows Mobile (and it looks lovely too). Fast 3G, Opera Mobile on-board along with the new IE 6 Mobile, excellent integration with Microsoft services and desktop apps, no bloatware, fantastic large keyboard with offset keys. Good GPS, has WiFi and a decent c...
Cons: No US 3G on this unlocked GSM version., Heavy, large and not cheap. The Opera web browser is very good, but needs a few tweaks to compete with Safari on the iPhone and Android's web browser. Not as easy to find and get apps as with Android and the iPhone and apps tend to cost considerably more., No US 3G on this import model. The phone is both large and heavy, though HTC Tilt and Wizard owners won't find it remarkably so.
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.