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HTC Touch Pro2 review

It's big, and very clever, with full QWERTY keyboard and tilting screen

The Pro2's luxuriously large 3.6-inch touchscreen (that's 79x47mm by the way) offers a resolution of 480x800 pixels.

It's bright, sharp and clear, with all the usual Windows Mobile options for dimming and limiting backlight to save on battery life.

With all that screen acreage on display, it's useful that it comes with a neat little leather-look pouch, though this bulks it out more, and there's no clip for attaching it to a belt.

htc touch pro2 homescreen landscape

FLIP: the accelerometer flips the screen when you tilt it to landscape

Sensitivity is just about right (which is just as well, since there's no way to adjust it) and it had very few problems distinguishing between a press and a swipe

Interface

The TouchFLO 3D interface, which sits on top on the Windows 6.1 Professional operating system, seems to be getting better with each new release from HTC.

The familiar icons are all present and correct, with the menu bar at the bottom of the screen which you can brush through to find your preferred function.

htc touch pro2 main menu

PIXELS: the resolution of 480x800 is higher than most other touchscreens

You can also brush across the entire home screen to access each of the functions in turn. Windows Mobile 6.1 is buried even deeper than previously since pressing the Start button now brings up a shortcuts screen with large, thumb-friendly buttons to which you can add up to 30 of your favourite apps.

There's also an iPhone-style scrolling menu with large icons which can be easily accessed with the thumb – so no need to fiddle with the stylus.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution3.2 Megapixel
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Brand NameHTC
Battery Talk Time8.50 Hour
Product ModelTouch Pro2
Screen Size9.1 cm (3.6")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Weight (Approximate)185.7 g
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.0
Operating System VersionWindows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height116 mm
Width59.2 mm
Depth17.3 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time500 Hour
ManufacturerHigh Tech Computer Corp
Product NameTouch Pro2 Smartphone
Processor Speed528 MHz
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, G-sensor
Manufacturer Part Number99HHL012-00
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.europe.htc.com
Marketing Information

Business success depends on human interaction. You can often get more done with a quick phone call or a face to face meeting than you can in strings of emails. So why do all business phones seem to ignore the importance of calls, The Touch Pro2 treats your calls with as much care and attention as your messages.

Limited Warranty1 Year
Standard Memory288 MB