If you're a fan of Windows Mobile and you're on T-Mobile, you may be happy to know that the HTC Touch Pro2 is coming soon. This slider is a fantastic smartphone (if you like sliders) and has a 528 MHz processor, 288 MB of RAM, and a microSD card slot. Like other HTC smartphones, it also includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a built-in GPS chip, and a camera. I use the flash on my camera as a flashlight.
This phone will come with Windows Mobile 6.1 but it will also be capable of running Windows Mobile 6.5 (and I believe that software upgrade will be offered through HTC for all users).
I'm guessing that we can expect to see this model on Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T. Isn't it great when we can get the same phone on all major wireless carriers? Will the U.S. ever move in that direction? Or, will we stay forever stuck in this strange system where each carrier has access to a few novel phones that are not available anywhere else?
Dr. Joseph Kim is the founder of MedicalSmartphones.com, an independent website owned and operated by Dr. Kim. He is also the President of MCM Education, a professional medical education and publishing company that develops continuing medical education (CME) activities in joint sponsorship with medical universities, hospitals, and medical associations. Dr. Kim is a digital entrepreneur and technologist who has a passion for health information technology, mobile health, and social media. He frequently speaks at conferences about non-clinical careers for physicians, continuing medical education, mobile health technology, and social media in medicine. Dr. Kim holds a bachelor of science in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a doctorate of medicine from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine, and a master of public health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health.