Excerpt: The latest touchscreen offering from HTC is one of the first to feature Windows Mobile 6.5, but still falls somewhat short of the mark. What we like Despite being one of the first phones to be sporting Microsoft’s new Windows 6.5 OS, it’s actually not apparent at first, since HTC has reskinned it...
Summary: HTC has packed the latest version of Windows Mobile, 6.5, onto the teeny Touch2 smart phone. While the operating system is an improvement over previous versions, tapping away at the small, resistive touchscreen is a disappointing experience.
Pros: Feature-packed Windows Mobile 6.5 is finger-friendlier than its predecessor; appealing TouchFlo home screen; choice of Opera or new Internet Explorer Web browser; good keyboard layout; useful My Phone online syncing service.
Cons: Windows Mobile still isn't the most user-friendly operating system; resistive touchscreen craves a stylus; tiny on-screen keyboard, with no landscape option; slightly sluggish; relatively small screen; no multi-touch capability.
Summary: Two years and four months ago, HTC stepped forward with its very first HTC Touch. That first Touch represented the many baby steps that HTC took to take on the ever growing mobile device market.
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.
Conclusion: The HTC Touch2 is a great little phone. If you want a small, pocketable device that does pretty much everything then you cant really go wrong with it. It will never compete with the forthcoming HD2 or the recent HTC Touch Pro2 or HD but it’s not supposed to.
Excerpt: One of the first smartphones to feature the latest version of Microsoft's operating system for mobile devices, Windows Mobile 6.5 – is a mid-budget Pocket PC that targets the mass market.
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 de...
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. Sales Package HTC Touch2 Pocket PC; 1100 mAh Li-ion battery; Sty...
Excerpt: I'll be honest: I haven't used a Windows Mobile phone since 2005, when touchscreens still required a stylus and Microsoft's mobile operating system offering was a crippled, hideous thing desperately trying to escape its Windows heritage in terms of both style and function.
Excerpt: The HTC Touch 2 is only one of a select handful of products released recently that features the new Windows Mobile 6.5 OS underneath and as smartphones go its most appealing feature has to be its super pocket friendly profile.