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.
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 with its very own TouchFLO interface, which already deals with many of the complaints regarding usability and menu navigation.
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: 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. A fantastic little device HTC, you’ve done yourselves proud again.
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. The device had been rumored since the beginning of the year, when the whole HTC line of devices for 2009 was leaked on the Internet. Codenamed , the smartphone will be officially launched this fall under the name of HTC Touch2.
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. Sales Package HTC Touch2 Pocket PC; 1100 mAh Li-ion battery; Stylus; User Guide; Charger; Mini-USB data cable.
Excerpt: HTC’s Touch enjoyed quite a flight of fancy for a long time. It was a popular handset in its day, so much so that HTC designed a slew handsets in its like. The latest to come our way is simply called the Touch 2, which can easily be deemed as a rather direct descendant of the original. or not, depends on your perspective. It’s the first handset in India that comes with the new Windows 6.5 Professional mobile OS.
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.