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Review: HTC Touch Pro2

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Sep 14, 2009, 3:35 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

HTC has customized its Touch Pro 2 smartphone for Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. Each specific version has small advantages over the others, but all versions offer a bevy of features aimed at the business user.

For business types that want — nay, need — it all, the Touch Pro 2 from HTC should be on your shopping list. Huge screen? Check. Great keyboard? Check. Powerful business apps and tools? Check. Svelte and sexy design? Er, not so much.



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Sep 15, 2009, 1:46 PM

Why a physical keyboard?

Half the size of this phone (literally) is the keyboard. Why not have a touch-screen keyboard and cut the size of the device, along with the weight?
Have you ever tried to type out an long email with an on screen keyboard? Or try and edit a spread sheet with an on screen keyboard. This phone is designed for business people and 90% of business people want a hardware keyboard.

Sep 19, 2009, 10:00 AM

T-Mobile ROM on HTC Touch Pro 2

Just letting you guys know i have the T-Mobile HTC Touch Pro 2 and i uninstalled the ROM that it came with it and installed the European version ROM and the Touch Flo 3D seems to run more smoothly. Also I'm glad i was able to get the Black Theme not the Blue one that comes with the T-Mobile ROM also i just realized that i can now Conference Call with 5 people instead of the 3 that T-Mobile restricted it to.
I just got the Touch Pro 2.... Where do I find the European version ROM?

Sep 15, 2009, 9:26 AM

Other reatailers of software

The review did not mention that are at least 3 major on-line retail stores that sell software compatible with the TP2 and WM 6.1.

They are,, and and they have thousands of applications available for purchase.

It is disappointing that Microsoft has chosen to go down the path of forcing developers to pay them to provide a retail source of the developer's applications. It will be interesting to see what additional benefits Microsoft's Marketplace for Windows Mobile will offer developers to justify the fee for posting software on the site.

Since there is no fee at the above sites, why would one choose to post on MS's site?

Just my two cents...

Personally, I'd buy TP2 for the sake of it being HTC, NOT MicroSoft and their Windows Mobile. MicroSoft has been so behind in thought and has been for the last four (or so) years.

All of my PDA Phones have been from HTC. They just seem to have the...

Sep 17, 2009, 7:18 PM


Ive been using the Tmobile variant since launch and havent experience any lag in TouchFlo3D. I mainly use PointUI Home2 as the interface.

Sep 16, 2009, 11:38 AM

How does the still camera handle movement?

Is there a lot less blur when snapping pictures of moving objects?

The first gen' iPhone does a much better job than my Touch Pro when it comes to getting something in focus when taking pictures of moving objects. I'm not sure if it's just a shutter speed thing (I haven't tried burst or sports mode on my TP) or if it has to do with the camera's focus.


Sep 15, 2009, 3:51 PM

Did you miss the hard keys and D-pad?

I use a AT&T, the grandparent of the TP2. I like the D-pad and the other hard keys for navigating while driving (usually music and GPS).

Without them, how did manage?
Yes I loved the normal d-pad on the tilt I'm surprised i lasted so long using the Fuze I hate the d-pad on it. also I miss the ok key terribly!

Sep 14, 2009, 9:50 PM

for this phone the windows 6.5 would be ideal

I am thinking of getting one but the only thing holding me back is for one the lack of Flash which after having one on my TP makes it almost a necessity. And secondly I am hearing rumors of a HTC Leo. I have had HTC (every US GSM version) and Iphones. But for IT work and other business related a keypad and windows is a must. I will probably pick this phone up but if you are technically into smartphones (pocekt PC's) you expect size.
HTC has promised (back when it was first announced) that a free upgrade to 6.5 will be available for this phone.
Winmo 6.5 should be available for free download in October for this phone, from what I've read.
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