Monday, September 07, 2009

Review of the HTC Touch Pro2 (by PC Magazine)


PC Magazine has reviewed the HTC Touch Pro2 for Sprint. They rate it 4 (out of 5) stars as a "very good" phone. It even got the PC Magazine "Editor's Choice" recognition. Now I'm really tempted. Here's a summary of their review (with my commentary included):

Bottom Line:
The HTC Touch Pro2 is the Cadillac Escalade of smartphones: huge, with almost every feature you can think of. Even better, Sprint's version fixes many of the T-Mobile version's flaws. (I wonder how Verizon's version will compare to Sprint's version)
Pros:
  • Roomy keyboard (nice).
  • Great screen (much larger than standard Windows Mobile smartphones).
  • World phone (don't need that, but that's nice).
  • Very good media player.
  • Lots of included software.
  • Gorgeous new address book, calendar, dialer, and home screen applications.
Cons:
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 is still pretty old (upgrading to 6.5 coming soon).
  • GPS had trouble locking in (hmm, not entirely sure about this one).
  • Push e-mail kills the battery (well, I don't use push e-mail, but what if I do a lot of browsing? I'm concerned that might drain the battery).
Since this phone will receive the Windows Mobile 6.5 upgrade, I suppose that first "con" really isn't an issue. Plus, you can find some custom ROMs out there that already run Windows Mobile 6.5, so you don't even have to wait until Microsoft officially releases it out there. To read the entire review on PC Magazine, click here.

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