8 Comments

Summary:

HTC looks to remain the most prolific Windows Mobile handset maker with the introduction of the Touch Pro 2 and the Touch Diamond 2 at the Mobile World Congress today.  The Touch Pro 2 looks very iPhone-like yet retains a QWERTY keyboard for messaging goodness. Touch […]

HTC looks to remain the most prolific Windows Mobile handset maker with the introduction of the Touch Pro 2 and the Touch Diamond 2 at the Mobile World Congress today.  The Touch Pro 2 looks very iPhone-like yet retains a QWERTY keyboard for messaging goodness.

HTC Touch Pro 2

HTC Touch Pro 2

Touch Pro 2:

  • Processor: Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz
  • OS: Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
  • Memory: 512 MB ROM, 288 MB RAM
  • Memory Expansion: microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • Dimensions: 4.57 X 2.33 X 0.68 inches (HxWxT)
  • Weight: 6.17 ounces (with battery)
  • Display: 3.6 inch TFT-LCD WVGA (480×800) touchscreen
  • Camera: 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera
  • Battery: 1500mAh LiIon

HTC Touch Diamond 2

HTC Touch Diamond 2

Touch Diamond 2:

  • Processor: Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz
  • OS: Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
  • Memory: 512 MB ROM, 288 MB RAM
  • Memory Expansion: microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • Dimensions: 4.25 X 2.09 X 0.54 inches (HxWxT)
  • Weight: 4.15 ounces (with battery)
  • Display: 3.2 inch TFT-LCD WVGA (480×800) touchscreen
  • Camera: 5 megapixel autofocus camera
  • Battery: 1100mAh LiIon

UPDATE: The CEO of HTC announced at the Microsoft press event that these two phones, while shipping with WM 6.1, will be offered a free upgrade to WM6.5 when it’s available later this year.

  1. Decisions, decisions.

    Nice to see HTC bring back the articulating screen of the Tilt days. (Makes watching video so much more comfy.)

    Wonder how long it’ll take to get these in the US.

    Share
  2. Any word on who will be selling the phones? ATT, Sprint, or Verizon?

    Share
  3. No word. HTC almost always launches outside the US first so probably not for a while.

    Share
  4. GoodThings2Life Monday, February 16, 2009

    I fully anticipate this coming to all the big networks like their earlier versions, but the bigger question is– how will each network bast–err, cannibalize them?

    I really wish HTC would stop allowing US networks to customize the hardware so drastically from their original designs.

    Share
  5. @Good has a point. While I expect the US carriers who have the current Diamond and Touch Pro to carry the second-gen models, I hope they don’t decide to “fix” the keyboard (as AT&T did).

    HTC put some thought into the spacing and which keys are displayed, and it would be a shame to see them mess with it.

    Share
  6. GoodThings2Life Monday, February 16, 2009

    Not sure about AT&T’s Pro keyboard, but Verizon butchered it the worst that I’ve seen. Sprint and Alltel butchered the overall casing though, and my Sprint Touch Pro has a very wobbly display as a result.

    Share
  7. so you just buy an unlocked phone from overseas…bought my Nokia E51 that way and my prior HTC SDA too

    Share
  8. On the messaging icon at the bottom of the screen (HTC TP2), it gives the number of unread sms messages, but if you scroll through the messages too quickly and/or delete them, before the number reduces, the number will stay there. I’ve gone through the SMS/messaging screen to pick individual messages to check for any bolded/blue highlighted that shows the new message, and confirmed there are none, but the icon’s number does not go away. So it looks like I still have new unread texts. I’ve deleted sent and inbox sms, and deleted the deleted folder. I’ve turned the phone off/removed the battery, but the icon number is still showing. This has been going on for 9 weeks now. Is there a secret way to make this number go away?

    Share

Comments have been disabled for this post