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.
Summary: In the beginning, there was the Touch Pro. No, wait... there was the TyTN II... nope, that's not it either, the TyTN? Whatever it is, this heritage of slide-out QWERTY phones stands as a testament to HTC Corporation's long-standing experience in making Windows Mobile phones that leave no stone unturned in the business market. The HTC Touch Pro2 is the latest evolution in this series.
Conclusion: Like Windows Mobile or need a serious business phone? Have an ancient and underpowered T-Mobile Wing? Then run to your nearest T-Mobile dealer and get this phone! That is, if you can afford it. The economy has put a crimp in everyone's wallet and $349 with a 2 year contract is serious money, but the phone is worth it if you need or crave this kind of smartphone power. What about the competitors?
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: Large and heavy., 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.
Conclusion: HTC has made some great improvements to the original HTC Touch Pro, most of all not just cloning the Diamond2 and adding a keyboard. It’s a good business angled handset for the company, with a more sleek professional edge to its look and feel. The UI has improved, along with its overall features and the keyboard is most of all great to use at length.
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: 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.