Sprint has just begun offering the HTC Touch Pro2, a high-end Windows phone with a large WVGA screen, sliding keyboard, mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, and worldphone capabilities.
Thesuccessor to the originalTouch Pro is available now throughsprint.com.
The Sprint Flavor
Like T-Mobile’s version of this model, which debuted last month, Sprint’s version runs Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro. However, an upgrade to 6.5 is expected to be released later.
The Touch Pro2 also has EV-DO Rev. A, this carrier’s version of mobile broadband. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are included, too.
In addition,this isa worldphone, capable of accessing Sprint’s CDMA network in the U.S., and GSM networks when in Europe, Asia, etc.
An Overview of the HTC Touch Pro2
TheTouch Pro2 has much in common with the original, but also offers a number of improvements.
Both smartphones have the same general shape: a slider with a WVGA (800 by 480 pixel) touchscreen and a landscape-oriented QWERTY keyboard. However, the new model’s 3.6 inch touchscreen and keyboardare considerably larger the the current one’s.
What’smore,the Touch Pro2 marks the return of the slide-and-tilt screen that was a hallmark of an earlier smartphone from HTC, the AT&T Tilt.
This phone runs Windows Mobile on a 528 MHz processor from Qualcomm, with 288 MB of RAM.
On top of the standard Windows Mobile user interface is the latest version of HTC’s TouchFLO 3D user interface, which has been designed to make the device easier to use with a fingertip, rather than a stylus.
Other features include a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera, a GPS receiver, 3.5 mm audio jack, a microSD card slot, and a 1500 mAh battery.