The Pro2's a well-equipped handset, with quad-band GSM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (with stereo A2DP) and USB 2.0, plus a TV out facility for showing off your pics and videos on the big screen, though there's no cable supplied.

A-GPS

The Touch Pro2 comes with A-GPS and Google Maps, both of which worked perfectly well. There's no sat nav offering supplied as standard, though some dealers are offering packages with big-name sat nav providers, but you'll have to pay extra for the privilege.

Other features

Windows Office and Adobe Reader are pre-installed, allowing you to create and view Word, Excel and OneNote docs, as well as view PowerPoint docs and PDFs.

But there's also JETCET Presentation, which allows you to edit PowerPoint docs.

There's also instant messaging with Windows Live Messenger, Java games, including Teeter, which makes use of what HTC calls a G-Sensor (and the rest of us call an accelerometer), stock quotes, weather updates and a calendar.

Memory

The HTC Touch Pro2 has 512MB of onboard memory backed by 288MB of RAM, and you can add up to 16GB via microSD card.

The card slot is under the casing, but not the battery, so you can hot swap if necessary. The processor incidentally hasn't been upgraded, it's the 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7200A, which did a good job of keeping things running smoothly, even with several apps open at once.

Battery

A big old smart phone should have a big old battery and the one on the Touch Pro2 fits the bill. HTC quotes up to 510 minutes of talk time (GSM) and up to 750 hours of standby, but in practise we got decent but not spectacular two days and a little more out of it, with Wi-Fi switched on, though we did limit the screen time and brightness.