Excerpt: Like its smaller brother the HTC Touch Diamond , the Touch Pro adopts a decidedly angular case and HTC’s own TouchFLO 3D interface, but adds on a slide-out QWERTY keyboard in an attempt to pitch the phone to more serious business users. While the sturdy keyboard certainly helps speed up data input, the phone’s interface still chugs along at an unbelievably sleepy pace, which will prevent professionals from working at the speed they need to.
Pros: Fashionable exterior; sharp display; good camera; attractive interface; large keyboard
Cons: Slow performance; fated menus under TouchFLO; stylus required
Conclusion: Once you get accustomed to the interface it’s easy to use and it seems to work well for the most part, at times though it seems to not do what you want it to. As I mentioned call quality was very spotty for me, I talked to other Fuze users and they didn’t seem to have that problem, so I may have gotten a funky review unit, not sure but I may have gotten an odd phone out of the bunch…
Pros: Small, lightweight, Good battery life, Nice big, bright screen, Good battery life, Well made
Cons: Spotty call quality, Interface can be slow at times, Fingerprint magnet
Summary: Like Sprint’s Touch Pro, the AT&T Fuze is a stylish and well-built phone with a good Web browser and an intuitive (if sluggish) interface. However, $299 is a lot to spend on a phone, and for that amount of money, we’d recommend the match-priced BlackBerry Bold for AT&T customers. It lacks a touchscreen but offers snappier performance and an even better keyboard. Nevertheless, the Fuze is one of the better Windows Mobile smart phones.
Pros: Attractive design, Good large keyboard, Solid 3.2-MP camera,
Cons: Bland TouchFLO 3D interface, Expensive, Lacks 3.5mm headphone jack,
Conclusion: The HTC Touch Pro is a very good device, and is a compelling offering for those who can’t get by without a physical keyboard. Maybe because of its size, maybe because of its color scheme, maybe because it simply came later, but it just didn’t wow us like the Diamond did. It is big enough to still be awkward in your pocket, and to a small extent your hands. Overall functionality remains the same though, and in the end it comes down to sacrificing size for the keyboard,...
Pros: TouchFLO 3D is better than ever, Lots and lots of memory, More, useful programs included, Great out of the box, but endless possibilities with Windows Mobile, Teeter!
Cons: Performance is improved, but WinMo still has its moments, Battery life could be better, The Pro doesn’t feel as solid as we’d like
Conclusion: Some of us have been waiting months for this phone to hit the US, and it's a formidable successor to the HTC Tilt. In terms of looks and size, it's a flat out winner. Though thicker than QWERTY bar phones, its relatively small width and height mean it does feel overly large. The Fuze is feature-packed and call quality is good.
Summary: The Touch Pro is solidly built and has a ton of great features, even if its UI is sluggish at times; it’s certainly worth the $50 premium over the Diamond. At $299, however, it’s still a bit expensive compared to other devices with similar features. If you’re looking to save money, we recommend the Sprint BlackBerry Curve. It lacks Wi-Fi but costs just $99 and offers EV-DO, Sprint TV, and the Sprint Music store, as well as a superior e-mail client.
Pros: Beautiful design, Large keyboard, Fast data performance, Sharp 3.2-MP camera, Good GPS accuracy,
Cons: Expensive, Sluggish at times, No auto flash for camera, Lacks 3.5mm headphone jack,
Summary: For heavy text input, the Touch Pro is a much better option than its little brother, the Touch Diamond. There are still plenty of issues, but the sluggish interface has been slightly improved, and removable storage is a welcome addition.