HTC Touch Pro2

htc touch pro 2

HTC fans here in the US, especially those on AT&T have long been waiting for the newer version or successor to the popular AT&T Tilt aka HTC TyTn II. Several days ago, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, HTC announced the release of the HTC Touch Pro2.

HTC Touch Pro 2

Designed for business professionals, the HTC Touch Pro2 is architected with distinct style and strength while delivering the most powerful productivity experience available on a mobile phone. Leveraging HTC’s TouchFLO 3D, people-centric communication and Push Internet technology, the Touch Pro2 features a high-resolution 3.6-inch widescreen VGA display for an expanded viewing area and large finger-friendly QWERTY keyboard. With improved battery life, expandable memory, a touch-sensitive zoom bar as well as gravity, proximity and ambient light sensors, the Touch Pro2 is optimized for touch as well as heavy email use.

Specifications:

  • Processor: Qualcomm® MSM7200Aâ„¢, 528 MHz
  • Operating System: Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
  • Memory: ROM: 512 MB, RAM: 288 MB
  • Dimensions: 116 X 59.2 X 17.25 mm (4.57 X 2.33 X 0.68 inches)
  • Weight: 175 grams (6.17 ounces) with battery
  • Display: 3.6-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen, 480 X 800 WVGA resolution, Adjustable tilt screen
  • Network: HSDPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz, Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds
  • Network: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Europe/Asia: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (Band frequency, HSUPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent.)
  • Device Control: TouchFLOâ„¢ 3D, Zoom bar
  • Keyboard: Slide-out 5-row QWERTY keyboard
  • GPS: Internal GPS antenna
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g, HTC ExtUSBâ„¢ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0, audio jack, and TV Out* in one)
  • Main camera: 3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus
  • Second camera: VGA CMOS color camera
  • Audio formats: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV, MIDI, M4A
  • Video formats: WMV, ASF, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, AVI
  • Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, Capacity: 1500 mAh
  • Talk time: Up to 270 minutes for WCDMA, Up to 419 minutes for GSM
  • Standby time: Up to 454 hours for WCDMA, Up to 348 hours for GSM
  • Video call time: Up to 150 minutes
  • Expansion Slot: microSDâ„¢ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • AC Adapter: Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • DC output: 5V and 1A
  • Special Features: FM Radio, G-Sensor

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HTC TouchPro 2
HTC TouchPro 2

The HTC Touch Pro2 is not only an improved version of its predecessor, the HTC Touch Pro but a combination of the TyTN II, Touch Pro and the HTC Touch HD with features like tilting screen, 3.6″ touch screen display and TouchFlo 3D.

With HTC’s Straight Talk technology providing crystal-clear sound quality/voice reception and built-in loudspeaker and dedicated noise-cancelling microphone, the HTC Touch Pro2 can make superior quality conference calls. Another cool feature in the HTC Touch Pro2 is the one that activates speakerphone when the phone is flipped upside down.

The slide-out 5-row QWERTY keyboard looks really nice, the keys are not cramped and are well spaced out, numbers and special characters get their own dedicated keypads which makes it easier to use for sending emails or text messages. The HTC Touch Pro2’s keyboard has a close resemblance to Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X1‘s keyboard, which coincidentally was designed and manufactured by HTC for Sony Ericsson.

The HTC Touch Pro2 will be available in global markets, Europe and Asia by early summer. No word on when it will be available here in the US/North America or which carrier gets it, but hopefully they’ll release it here later this year and hopefully AT&T gets it.

[image source: HTC.com]

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21 Comments

  1. There is great demand for smart phones. The new HTC Touch Pro2 is a spacious touch screen phone with easy to type QWERTY keyboard. All good features like Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth etc.The phone is available at $600 to $700 with unlocked versions. the new HTC Touch Pro2 comes with a new communication technology which is termed as Straight talk. For more details refer htc touch pro 2

  2. Can’t say it appeals to my inner jock. I’m not built to be so. So it will have to be the geek camp I’m dying to identify myself with. With due apology to the geeks who might have felt slighted by this gatecrashing wannabe of course. :)

  3. @elmot – I’m pretty sure this phone is good based on the specifications and the hands-on review I’ve read about it. Its listed to be running on Windows Mobile 6.1 but I think it’ll have Windows 6.5 once it gets released.

  4. @Online – Yep, these devices are definitely a preview of things to come. As we can see the increasing use and popularity of portable computing devices. As with any new technology, the price is always high at the start but will eventually decrease in time. :)

  5. This phone looks incredible. I think this and phones like will be the standard in the next few years. The only problem is the price, hopefully this will drop when more competition arises. Regards!

  6. @Ederic – What’s wrong with a WM phone? I know you’re a Palm fanatic. The Palm Pre looks very promising and the HTC Magic with Android looks good but it doesn’t have a physical keyboard.

  7. This gadget appeals to my inner geek, yeah. But reading the quoted blurb upends my equilibrium. Architect is now a verb? Spooky. hahaha. Other than this, I can be persuaded, of course. :)

    So, you were just taking your time to post. Perfect. I thought you were sick or something. :)

  8. @jheLo – High end mobile devices like these really cost a lot. One thing I like about here in the US is that you can get these phones for a cheaper price with a 2-year contract.

    The Nokia 5800 is a nice phone, although I haven’t tried it myself but its got good reviews.

  9. I am really attracted with HTC Touch Pro but the thing that makes me hesitant in having this one is the price. I prefer Nokia 5800, just looking for some good feedbacks about the phone.

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