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HTC Touch Pro2 review

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

Sad to say that HTC still hasn't cracked the camera issue on its smart phones – they always seem a little underspecced and underperforming.

This one sports 3.2 megapixels, with a maximum resolution of 2048x1216 megapixels, but there's no flash, no self-portrait mirror and not a great deal in the way of extra features.

camera

CAMERA: it's a fairly basic one, and falls behind many of its rivals in this respect

It has autofocus, a 2x digital zoom, some colour effects, a panorama setting, ten-second timer and touch focus, which allows you to set the central focus of the frame by touching the screen.

The panorama stitching was easy to do but the stitching tended to be a bit wobbly, and the touch focus option didn't really seem to make much difference. In good light pics are fair, though edges aren't as sharp as we'd like, and colours aren't as properly rendered as they should be. In less than good light it's even worse – a disappointment really

camera

OPTIONS: the cameras options and settings are fairly limited

Video records at 640x480 pixels but it finds movement too much of a struggle to avoid regular blurring. There's also a bog standard VGA camera on the front for video calling

shot

CLOSE-UP: photos don't look too bad when they're viewed on the phone's screen...

DETAIL

...but when viewed in maximum resolution on a PC screen, the absence of detail is very clear

light

LIGHT: the camera is fairly comfortable in well-lit areas with plenty of soft light

low light

DARK: but it struggles when there's not an abundance of light

street

COLOURS: they're washed out, and the sensor doesn't do at all well with contrast

panorama

PANORAMA: the phone stitches photos together pretty competently

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