Conclusion: The real weakness of this phone is the touchscreen - there’s no amount of reskinning and streamlining that can make up for the fact that two out of three times, you select the wrong application. The lack of landscape functionality is also an obvious omission, which means it just falls short when compared to the other smart phone options available today.
Summary: If you're into Windows Mobile and fancy a smartphone with a side order of money saved, buy the HTC Touch2. But just know what you're letting yourself in for here: Android is a vastly superior smartphone platform, and with the HTC Tattoo, another HTC phone running Google's OS with the same specs and size out shortly, you might want to hold off for just a few weeks.
Conclusion: As an entertainment device, the phone is a little more impressive. Audio quality on the Touch2 is quite good for a phone. The 3MP camera is a welcome addition to the phone but lacks zoom or a flash. It’s great for your basic photo shots though. The device has 512MB internal storage which can be upgraded using a MicroSD card.
Summary: As far as reception quality is concerned, the Touch2 proved to be a decent performer, although we tested an engineering sample, so take it for what it’s worth. Both its earpiece and loudspeaker were sufficiently loud and provided clear, creak-less sound. The vibro alert seemed to be of average strength.
Review of the HTC Touch2 Windows Mobile touchscreen smartphone
4 November 2009
Excerpt: The new HTC Touch2 is the Windows Mobile 6.5-powered update to the HTC Touch, the first device to feature HTC's much loved TouchFLO user interface. The new Touch2 gets updated hardware and software, and is nice overall. Learn more about it in Russell's full review.
Conclusion: I've been pleasantly surprised by the new, mid-budget device in terms of design, but a little bit disappointed about the new version of the operating system. While, visually, there are some changes, I still think that Windows Mobile is far from Android and the iPhone in terms of performance, functionality and look.
Pros: I would enlist here the ergonomic design of the device, the powerful CPU, which has been included into a phone that is meant for the mass market. Also, I was surprised by the high quality of the music sound, which is really something new for a Windows Mobile device. Adding a 3.5mm jack port is definitely an excellent choice and it offers users the possibility to put in their own headphones. I would also like to add that the new services offered by Windows Mobile 6.5, ...
Cons: Well, there aren't too many bad things that I feel I should mention here. Maybe a better camera would've raised the phone's desirability. While it's not that bad, the new operating system still doesn't make me want to buy the phone.
Conclusion: HTC Touch2 supports both 2G and 3G networks. In 2G network, the mobile phone supports quad band GSM network 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 while HSDPA 900 / 2100 is supported in 3G network. Connectivity features of the device are also top notch as it supports GPRS, HSCSD and EDGE along with 3G WLAN and Bluetooth.
Pros: Sleek multimedia device on Windows platform, Good connectivity
Cons: 3.15 Mp camera – the camera feature should have been better