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Replying to:  Comparison HTC Touch Pro 2 and HTC Arrive by slimjon   Mar 21, 2011, 7:56 PM

Re: Comparison HTC Touch Pro 2 and HTC Arrive

by slimjon    Mar 21, 2011, 8:13 PM

I do not own the HTC Arrive yet, but I had a chance to use one for a short time. Here are my comments on the new phone:

Size: The HTC Arrive is slightly narrower and thinner than the Touch Pro 2. On the other hand, it is slight longer. This slight adjustment in size makes it nicer to hold than the Touch Pro 2. Weight is approximately the same.

Hardware: This phone does not have GSM roaming. This is a necessary feature for a true business phone in a global economy in which CDMA is not the standard. The mute button on the back of the Touch Pro 2 was a very nice feature for conference calls. That button is not included on the Arrive.

Software: Initial impressions of Win7 are mostly positive. It runs smoothly on this phone, but much of the animation is not necessary, but more flashy.

Software Pros: Launching Excel on the Arrive causes a spreadsheet to open in a view that allows you to see many rows and columns, unlike on the Touch Pro 2 which opens the spreadsheet at 100% zoom, and makes it hard to see much data.

Software Cons: The icons on the phone app are very small and a little hard to understand at first. I am sure that after using the phone for a day or two, that would no longer be an issue. The Arrive does not have an automatic speakerphone mode when put face down during a call. This was a nice feature on the Touch Pro 2. Given all the animation in Win7, I would have thought the phone screen would look nicer than just a few bland square number buttons.

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