Summary: The AT&T Tilt promises to be the carrier's most powerful smartphone for business users with its full range of wireless options, Windows Mobile 6, and innovative tilt screen.
Pros: The AT&T Tilt features a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard and a tilting screen. The Windows Mobile 6 smartphone also offers the full gamut of wireless options, including 3G and GPS, push e-mail, a 3-megapixel camera, and support for AT&TMusic and Video.
Cons: Speakerphone quality wasn't the greatest, and talk-time battery life was on the shorter side. The Tilt was sluggish at times, and picture quality was subpar. We also had problems acquiring a GPS fix.
Excerpt: It's been a while since a Windows Mobile device has been as long awaited and as well anticipated as the HTC Kaiser, which has now been released as the HTC TyTN II. I don't think there's been as much excitement about a Windows Mobile Pocket PC since the XDA II, four years ago. Back then, we just wanted a Pocket PC Phone that could connect to the internet and a Bluetooth headset.
Conclusion: Face it, there’s just no way your company is going to spring for an iPhone. The TyTN II, on the other hand, is just geeky and clunky enough to get past that hatchet-faced harridan in Accounts.
Pros: HTC must hire someone full-time in Taiwan to sit on TyTN IIs just before they ship, while another employee zips them up. This monstrously powerful PDA phone is bursting with easy to use features: from tri-band 3G, quad-band GSM and full-fat HSDPA to a full suite of Microsoft software, a GPS receiver, a 3MP autofocus camera, Wi-Fi and a 2.8-inch tilting touchscreen. Just looking at it makes us feel like we’ve eaten a cinema-sized bag of Maltesers on top of a bottle of ...
Cons: The keyboard could be bigger and less plasticky, but certainly does the job of keeping up with the boss’s increasingly frantic emails wanting to know where you are (better than the iPhone, at least). The GPS ships with maps for one measly city on TomTom, and there’s no camera flash or standard headphone socket.
Excerpt: The HTC TyTN was considered to be at launch the best Pocket PC on the market. Crammed with lots of features, it made you think there could not be anything more to desire from a PDA. HSDPA connectivity, big screen, sliding keyboard, two cameras, fast processor made the TyTN a hit. And now HTC has come with an improved version which includes all of the features of its predecessor and even more.
Pros: There are lots of good things to say about the device, but I'll mention only the most important ones here. First, the best new feature brought by the TyTN II is certainly the built-in GPS unit. Then, there are the fast processor and the high amount of RAM, the sliding keyboard which can also be raised, the good 3 MP camera, the new location of the SIM slot, high speed connectivity provided by HSDPA, video calling camera and the list goes on.
Cons: I really don't know what to mention here. Sure, maybe full TouchFLO functionality would have made a good addition and maybe some would have preferred a higher resolution display as encountered in recent PDAs, but in my opinion TouchFLO isn't a must have technology and a higher resolution or a more powerful processor would have drained the battery more quickly. So in conclusion, I'm happy with the TyTN II just the way it is - a true performer.
Excerpt: If you are confused by the name of the HTC Tilt 8925, you are not alone. The same phone is sold as the AT&T Tilt 8925. It is the successor to the HTC Tilt 8525 and possesses some great improvements. The smartphone is sold through various vendors and through AT&T.
Excerpt: This has been a great phone. I haven't had any problems whatsoever, and I've really loaded a lot of extras onto it. I've been able to find a program to do just about anything, and the ease of its operation has been outstanding.
Summary: The TyTN II does well on the reception front. The communicator comes with 72-chord polyphony, however since a multitude of audio formats may be employed for ring tones, having this polyphony onboard is not vital at all. The volume of call alerts is average, which is still enough to make ring tones audible in typical environments. Also, during our calls, we had no complaints about how loud the other party sounded, even when we were in a busy street or a bus.
Summary: The HTC T8925 can function as a full-featured mobile computer, from the mobile versions of Microsoft Word and Excel it contains to its multimedia playback (via syncing with Windows Media 10 on your desktop) to its built-in GPS for use with the TeleNav GPS Navigator. All in all, it's quite a package.
Conclusion: The HTC TyTN II is an extremely impressive device, I’m an addict after just a few minutes. This really is the device that so many people have waiting for, no compromises, it includes the much needed keyboard, fast CPU and plenty of memory. The built in GPS is starting to become the norm and works well. The TyTN II may be on the heavy side but just think about all the technology crammed into such a small package!