Monday, April 18, 2011


When HTC came out with their Touch Pro 2 in Europe, I was counting down the days until it finally was released here in the States. I had to jump through some hoops to get it through Verizon (they didn't sell it in the stores, and didn't even have a replica to check out--one guy said it was because Blackberry had such a hold on Verizon's market share). Finally I got it through their online store and phone sales (combined). I have had it now for about 9 months.

The reasons I "had" to have this one?
Style (of's gorgeous!)
Wifi (it works perfectly...finds and connects with no issues)
Tethering ability (this was a biggie for me--I can use it as a wireless connection for my laptop where there is no Wifi)
Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
Adobe Acrobat
Outlook compatibility
Internet Explorer
GPS (ability to use Google Maps with GPS locater)
Multiple computer Sync ability

Pro's (in addition to the above reasons I bought it)
--Battery life isn't bad considering all it does
--Getting more apps available every day via "The Marketplace"
--Easy to personalize
--Multiple time zones/weather zones
--Text as regular text messages or use in a chat format
--The ability to pull up each contact's info and call/text/email histories
--The ability to override Verizon's lock-out on the GPS, and have continued updates
--Messenger programs (Yahoo, AIM, Google chat, etc.)
--Camera has multiple formats, from indoor filter to fun frames
--Touch screen
--Full pull-out QWERTY keyboard (this was a must for me)

The cons for this phone:
--It's not as bad as the HTC Touch Pro original or diamond, but the memory is lacking. The phone will freeze if too many applications are running. Depending on which apps you run, this could happen very quickly and easily.
--A bit weighty, but that's to be expected with the hardware involved
--Applications are sparse...and can be very expensive
--Hard to retrieve photos and email/text them once they are in the photo album
--Full Data Plan is required from Verizon, so you'd better be sure you are ready for that.
--Hard to remove back cover/battery to reset it when it freezes

Overall, I am really glad I went through all of the steps to have this phone. If you need a stable Office smart phone, then this is a good choice. HTC never disappoints.

HTC touch PRO Feature is 3+ Megapixel Camera, A2DP, Bluetooth, Calendar, Camera, Candy Bar Form, Edge, Email Client, GPS / Location, High-Speed Data GPRS, Megapixel Camera, Memory Card Slot, MP3, Qwerty Keyboard, Smartphone, Speaker Phone, Touch Screen, Video Capture, Video Clip, Wi-Fi, Windows Mobile for Smartphones Weight: 6.17 oz Talk Time: Up to 6 h 59 min Stand By Time: Up to 348 hours for GSM Product Includes HTC Touch Pro2 Smartphone Black/Grey (unlocked) HTC Standard battery AC travel charger USB data cable Sync software Stereo headset User manual. READ MORE HTC TOUCH PRO CLICK HEREHTC TOUCH PRO 2.