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HTC Touch Pro2 review

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

Our Verdict

If you can handle its size and weight, the quality screen, QWERTY keyboard, connectivity, messaging, A-GPS and additional features make the HTC Touch Pro2 is a great business tool which is also plenty of fun to use

Product features

  • Rear Camera Resolution : 3.2 Megapixel
  • Battery Talk Time : 8.50 Hour
  • Screen Resolution : 480 x 800

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For

  • Great touchscreen
  • Smooth QWERTY keyboard
  • Conference call speaker system
  • Super interface

Against

  • Heavy and bulky
  • Camera isn't great
  • Accelerometer doesn't work with all apps
  • Flimsy case
  • No FM radio

The Pro2's a well-equipped handset, with quad-band GSM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (with stereo A2DP) and USB 2.0, plus a TV out facility for showing off your pics and videos on the big screen, though there's no cable supplied.

A-GPS

The Touch Pro2 comes with A-GPS and Google Maps, both of which worked perfectly well. There's no sat nav offering supplied as standard, though some dealers are offering packages with big-name sat nav providers, but you'll have to pay extra for the privilege.

Other features

Windows Office and Adobe Reader are pre-installed, allowing you to create and view Word, Excel and OneNote docs, as well as view PowerPoint docs and PDFs.

But there's also JETCET Presentation, which allows you to edit PowerPoint docs.

There's also instant messaging with Windows Live Messenger, Java games, including Teeter, which makes use of what HTC calls a G-Sensor (and the rest of us call an accelerometer), stock quotes, weather updates and a calendar.

Memory

The HTC Touch Pro2 has 512MB of onboard memory backed by 288MB of RAM, and you can add up to 16GB via microSD card.

The card slot is under the casing, but not the battery, so you can hot swap if necessary. The processor incidentally hasn't been upgraded, it's the 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7200A, which did a good job of keeping things running smoothly, even with several apps open at once.

Battery

A big old smart phone should have a big old battery and the one on the Touch Pro2 fits the bill. HTC quotes up to 510 minutes of talk time (GSM) and up to 750 hours of standby, but in practise we got decent but not spectacular two days and a little more out of it, with Wi-Fi switched on, though we did limit the screen time and brightness.

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
Operating System VersionWindows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
RealtoneYes
Radio Tuner TypeFM
Call FeaturesCall Log, Caller ID
Height116 mm
Width59.2 mm
Depth17.3 mm
Radio TunerYes
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