HTC has improved one of its newest smartphone models, the HTC Touch Pro2, with better software for the touchscreen and a tilt screen.

HTC has made a lot of improvements on the HTC Touch Pro2 and Touch Diamond2 via the software. While we weren't able to test out most of that, nor claims of far superior battery life, we can say that the touchscreen function is a huge improvement.

You may not even need the stylus anymore with how nicely the HTC Touch Pro2's touchscreens respond. Some of the annoying features of the older models have gone, such as unresponsiveness to commands, bringing up unwanted information, such as SMSs or people's contact information due to an errant touch, and answering the handset as soon as it rings because of the answer button on the screen. The HTC Touch Pro2 and Touch Diamond2 have different answering systems now.

The HTC Touch Pro2 and Touch Pro2 both come with styluses on board, but HTC says it's because users in many countries, particularly in Asia, like to write messages with the stylus.

Horace Luke, chief innovation officer of HTC, said the software improvements are mainly in the TouchFLO 3D software, which runs the touchscreen and other features on top of the OS.

The HTC Touch Pro2 is 116x59.2x7.25mm and weighs 175g with the battery. That may sound heavy but it's not, especially compared to the old Touch Pro, which felt heavier in the hand than the new one.

HTC Touch Pro2: Specs

  • Qualcomm MSM7200A, 528MHz processor
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • ROM: 512MB, RAM: 288MB
  • 116x59.2x17.25mm
  • 175g with battery
  • 3.6-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 480 X 800 WVGA resolution, adjustable tilt screen
  • HSDPA/WCDMA: 900/2100MHz up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds, Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz (Band frequency, HSUPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent)
  • slide-out 5-row qwerty keyboard
  • internal GPS antenna
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • 11-pin mini-USB 2.0, audio jack, and TV out in one
  • 3.2 megapixel colour camera with auto focus, and VGA CMOS colour camera
  • AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV, MIDI, M4A
  • WMV, ASF, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, AVI
  • rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, 1500mAh
  • microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • FM Radio, G-Sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM7200A, 528MHz processor
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • ROM: 512MB, RAM: 288MB
  • 116x59.2x17.25mm
  • 175g with battery
  • 3.6-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 480 X 800 WVGA resolution, adjustable tilt screen
  • HSDPA/WCDMA: 900/2100MHz up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds, Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz (Band frequency, HSUPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent)
  • slide-out 5-row qwerty keyboard
  • internal GPS antenna
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • 11-pin mini-USB 2.0, audio jack, and TV out in one
  • 3.2 megapixel colour camera with auto focus, and VGA CMOS colour camera
  • AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV, MIDI, M4A
  • WMV, ASF, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, AVI
  • rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, 1500mAh
  • microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • FM Radio, G-Sensor

SHOULD I BUY HTC TOUCH PRO2?

With a better touchscreen and a tilt screen, the HTC Touch Pro2 is an improvement on its predecessor. It's fun to type on, has a solid audio setup and looks great.


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