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.
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.
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!
Conclusion: The Second TyTN is a welcome addition to the HTC family, being the Kaiser of the brand. It is worth naming it TyTN as it adds just what the phone needed – GPS chip for navigation. We are happy to see that the voice quality has been improved, the construction is moved to the next level (tilt display design, spring assisted mechanism and rubber back) and the software is customized with the TouchFlo technology we’ve known from the Touch.
Pros: Excellent call quality, Quad-band GSM, Tri-band HSDPA, Built-in GPS with Robust Performance, Unique Form Factor
Excerpt: I mentioned in my HTC Touch review that HTC seem to be pushing the envelope with their handsets at the moment. It’s fair to say that HTC are adding features and functionality quicker than even Microsoft themselves. Now, with the TyTN II, HTC has thrown everything into the specifications listings – the only thing missing is the kitchen sink.