HTC Touch Pro2 review

It's big, and very clever, with full QWERTY keyboard and tilting screen

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Browsing on the Touch Pro2 presented few problems, but the widescreen dimensions of the display means that web pages can sometimes appear a little cramped, with borders on left and right.

Opera is preloaded, though you can also use Internet Explorer, and access is fast via Wi-Fi or HSDPA 3G link (with up to 7.2Mbps download).


FLIP: The onboard accelerometer will automatically switch the screen resolution to landscape mode when you turn the phone on its side. Opening the QWERTY keyboard has the same effect.

The big screen presents text well, you can brush your finger across it to move pages around and HTC's zoom bar on the right-hand side of the landscape screen makes it easy to focus on the bits you want (or you can double tap the screen for an extra quick zoom).

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RENDERING: web page display is excellent, with intuitive zooming and navigation

The keyboard is of course a boon for inputting URLs and other data and there's an RSS hub to keep you up to date. It also comes with a YouTube app for easy browsing and viewing of the video site.


Watching video on the Touch Pro2 is a joy. The screen is just 0.2in smaller than the jewel in HTC's video-playing crown, the Touch HD, but it has the same pixel resolution and in comparison, we couldn't really see that much of a difference.


MUSIC: browsing your library is quick, easy and you're listening in seconds

It can show WMV, ASF, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, AVI formats and we found that it retains the aspect ratio of video clips rather than adjusting them for the screen, showing widescreen movie trailers in letterbox format.

Thankfully the screen is big enough for this not to provide much of a problem.

Music via Windows Media Player offered no real problems either, and there's a ten-band graphic equaliser with 21 presets to help you get the sound you want. It supports a good range of formats, to wit: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV, MIDI, M4A.

The sound is generally pretty good and it will go surprisingly loud, though HTC's distinctive headphones are only so-so, and if you want to upgrade them you'll need an adapter for the USB 2.0 slot (none supplied). We were also a bit disappointed there was no FM radio, like you get with the Touch Diamond2.


Setting up POP3 email on the Touch Pro2 proved very easy, with only the need for email address and password to get started


EMAIL: it's easy to get going and with no fiddly option screens to flick through


Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Wireless LANYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution3.2 Megapixel
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Brand NameHTC
Battery Talk Time8.50 Hour
Product ModelTouch Pro2
Screen Size9.1 cm (3.6")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Weight (Approximate)185.7 g
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.0
Operating System VersionWindows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height116 mm
Width59.2 mm
Depth17.3 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time500 Hour
ManufacturerHigh Tech Computer Corp
Product NameTouch Pro2 Smartphone
Processor Speed528 MHz
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, G-sensor
Manufacturer Part Number99HHL012-00
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Business success depends on human interaction. You can often get more done with a quick phone call or a face to face meeting than you can in strings of emails. So why do all business phones seem to ignore the importance of calls, The Touch Pro2 treats your calls with as much care and attention as your messages.

Limited Warranty1 Year
Standard Memory288 MB