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HTC Touch Pro 2 review | Introduction

Published on: Sunday, September 20th 2009                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

HTC Touch Pro 2 review

W ith the arrival of a newer version of Windows Mobile, devices equipped with this software have now been renamed genuine Windows Phones. These so-called Windows Phones can be recognized by a Windows button below the screen. This hardware key will be included on all new Windows Phones. The HTC Diamond 2 and the HTC Touch Pro 2 already feature this key, which makes them suitable for the new Windows Mobile version. Unfortunately, these smart phones are not standard equipped with Windows Mobile 6.5, however, as an owner of one of these mobile phones, you are allowed to update the phone as soon as the new version becomes available. The main improvements are found in the design, in improved operation no longer requiring a stylus, thanks to an interface that has been specifically designed for use by fingers, and the support of flash in the web browser.

HTC Touch Pro 2 review

 

HTC Touch Pro 2 smartphone review

HTC Touch Pro 2 smartphone review

First impression of the HTC Touch Pro2

The package of the HTC Touch Pro 2 smartphone comes across somewhat plain, although it does offer the user sufficient information. A large picture on the front shows the sliding keyboard with the tilting screen, and on the back, all specifications are listed. Upon opening the package, there are two boxes visible; one with the manuals and software, while the other contains a simple box including the mobile phone. In addition to the HTC Touch Pro2, the package contains: the battery charger, a headset, a data cable, a spare stylus and the above mentioned manuals and software. Also included is a pouch, without belt clip, but with a magnetic catch and a sleek design to perfectly fit the phone. The HTC Pro 2 phone itself is quite large and heavy, but the design is beautiful. Below the touch screen, four buttons are available, including the Windows Button. The only other things to be found here are the volume keys and the on/off button. The front of the HTC smartphone is surrounded by a shiny edge that gives the phone an even more stylish look, and the rear features a huge speaker.

HTC Touch Pro test 2

HTC Touch Pro test 2

HTC Touch Pro 2 mobile phone menu

After launching the HTC Touch Pro 2 mobile phone, the familiar interface, TouchFlo 3D, appears instantly in the form of a quick bar at the top of the screen. The TouchFlo 3D works extremely smoothly on the HTC Touch Pro 2 handset. Upon clicking the quick start bar or the Windows button, we discover that this interface has also been adjusted. The menu can be fully adjusted and structured by means of short cuts to programs. Scrolling is easy by moving your fingers across the screen. Placing shortcuts is ever so easy too; just click on an empty space on the screen and then select the desired shortcut. Furthermore, there are two buttons at the bottom of the HTC handset: 'all' and 'delete'. If you click on 'all', a complete list of all the shortcuts to all the installed programs appears, if you select 'delete' all shortcuts will be selected, after which you can delete them all by one simple click.

 

HTC smartphone stylus pen

HTC smartphone stylus pen

HTC ear phones

HTC ear phones

HTC Touch Pro 2 pouch

HTC Touch Pro 2 pouch

 
 
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