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Apple Iphone 5 - Pre-release (Iphone vs Android)

It is hard to deny how the Apple Iphone has changed the cellphone market, let alone the apparent world reliance on "Billyware". It was not too long ago that anyone wanting a "Smart phone" would be subjected to the constantly crashing Windows Mobile OS. The release of the Iphone changed all that.

Previously dedicated Windows users were now finding themselves unwittingly getting used to the way of alternate Operating Systems. Sure the early model Iphones were nothing in comparison to a PC, when it came to functionality, however the power was there and once user demand peaked, Iphone came out with the Iphone 4, which is arguably the best selling smart phone in the history of smart phones.

With this new found interest in alternative Operating systems, Google came out with the Google Android OS which is based on the driven and tested Open Source Linux platform. Previously limited to "Uber-Geeks" Linux is slowly becoming a serious contender in the PC Operating System market. With many tablets and Smart phones opting for the less expensive Linux Operating systems, Windows is coming up against some fierce competition. (See Technology for more on Tablets and the new Mac Air)

Operating systems aside, the camera on the Iphone 4 has long been described as nothing short of amazing. With HD quality video, the Iphone 4 camera is able to clearly take pictures of text as if it was scanned in, the Iphone has made scenes from many spy movies a reality. Combine that with the rock-hard stability of the Iphone operating system vs the constantly crashing, now defunct, Windows Mobile, it is not hard to see why the Iphone 4 has been outselling all other smart phones on the market.

Now there is scuttlebutt of Apple ordering 25 Million units by year end. Is this the much anticipated and talked about Apple Iphone 5 or possibly an updated apple Iphone 4 plus, with a few minor modifications and tweeks. Some sources indicate, Taiwan based Iphone 4 manufacturer, Pegatron Technology has been handed an order for 15 Million Iphone 5's. This report is according to upstream suppliers who are being asked for large quantities of components in preparation for the launch of the new Apple Iphone 5.

Although nothing official has been announced from the Apple Camp, it is suspected the Apple Iphone 5 will be released in September of 2011, just in time for the back to school crowd, fully taking advantage of the high schoolers' desire for technology and one-upping everyone else in class.

Add to the release of the new Iphone 5 and iOS5, Apple has officially announced ICloud, a new feature available on iOS5 which brings new life to remote file storage, file sharing and global access. Looking over the Apple website, the new Apple iOS5 is boasting more than 200 new features, ranging from the mundane and useless to advanced features which promise "not needing a PC" (Bill Gates must be reeling over that comment)

Other features of the new iOS5 and Iphone 5 / Ipad 2 include a supercharge calendar / notification centre, which promises to bring everything to your palm. Going head to head with Blackberry and their popular BBMS, Apple is introducing "IMessage" a new feature which will allow Iphone 5 and Ipad 2 users to send unlimited text messages via Wifi or 3G to other Iphone 5 and Ipad 2 users.

Another smart feature of iOS5 and the Iphone 5 / Ipad 2 which caught my eyes was the Airplay mirroring, this handy little feature will be popular in both the home and office as it enables the Iphone 5 / IPad 2 user to wirelessly stream the content from their Iphone5 / Ipad 2 to their Apple TV. This feature will bring new life to the board room as corporate execs and sales people alike are sure to switch to the fully featured Iphone 5 over their now antiquated Blackberry. The way I see it, the only features the Blackberry has over the Iphone 5 is the actually button keypad (vs touchscreen only) and... Maybe the security??? It sure isn't the Balckberry Torch touchscreen. :P

So with all these rumours floating around about a fall Iphone 5 release date, I find myself pondering what features the new Apple Iphone 5 will boast. Perhaps an even better camera, quad core or penta core processor or an even faster OS ala the recently announced Mac Book Air. Just as with the release date of the Apple Iphone 5, these details are simply guesses and wishes. Although pre-release rumours of the new Apple Iphone 5 features will be circulating for the next few months, consumers will inevitably have to wait for the new Apple Iphone 5 to be released before all the features are announced. This rumour mill is simple an effective means for Apple to build consumer anticipation and stock values prior to the actual release of a product. Good Business, really.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S

The Samsung Galaxy S is a GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900/HSDPA 900 / 2100 / 1700 network mobile phone designed in a 115.9 x 56 x 11.9 mm/116.7 g form factor that houses a 3.2 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors (65K effective) and 320 x 480 pixel resolution. It features an accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, vibration; MP3 and WAV ringtones, speakerphone, 3.5 mm audio jack, unlimited entries and fields on its phonebook that supports photocall, call records, an internal…

Samsung Galaxy S

The Samsung Galaxy S is a GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900/HSDPA 900 / 2100 / 1700 network mobile phone designed in a 115.9 x 56 x 11.9 mm/116.7 g form factor that houses a 3.2 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors (65K effective) and 320 x 480 pixel resolution. It features an accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, vibration; MP3 and WAV ringtones, speakerphone, 3.5 mm audio jack, unlimited entries and fields on its phonebook that supports photocall, call records, an internal 8 GB storage, 128 MB RAM, microSD memory expandability up to 16 GB (sold separately), GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots) with 32 - 48 kbps speeds; EDGE Class 12 and 3G HSDPA data transfer rates up to 7.2 Mbps; and HSUPA (5.76 Mbps).

Features

The Samsung Galaxy S is a mobile phone that also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g that gives users connectivity to check their emails, update their Facebook or Twitter and IM to stay in contact with friends and family. It also features Bluetooth® v2.0 with A2DP connectivity that allows them to synchronize and update their mobile phone and contact list, microUSB v2.0 interface for memory expandability, and a 5 MP camera with 2592 x 1944 pixels resolution output, autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging and video recording capabilities, The Samsung Galaxy S runs Android OS, v1.5 (Cupcake) operating system and is powered by a Qualcomm MSM7200A 528 MHz processor. It also supports GPS, Java (with MP4/ H.263/ H.264/ WMV player, MP3/ e-AAC+/ WMA/ RA player, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration) and voice memo. The Samsung Galaxy S is powered by a Li-Ion 1500 mAh that provides users with up to up to 450 h (2G) / Up to 340 h (3G) of standby time and up to 9 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 10 min (3G) of talk time.

 

Reviews of Samsung Galaxy S i9000 / Captivate / Fascinate / Epic 4G/ Vibrant

  1. Samsung Galaxy S (I9000)

    Reviewer: CNET

    4 June 2010

    Overall 8
    8.4
     

    The big question on everyone's mind is probably this: Should I buy this over the HTC Desire? One thing we can say for sure is that HTC's Sense UI is definitely more polished than Samsung's TouchWiz for Android. This extends to integration of social-networking services, text input and even the quality of custom widgets. The HTC also feels more solid physically and has an LED flash for lighting up dark subjects. However, the Galaxy S has its own advantages, the most... Read more

  2. Samsung Captivate Review

     

    4 August 2010

    The Samsung Captivate is not only the best Android phone currently available on AT&T, but it ranks highly among the Android smarpthones that are available on any carrier. It's fast, has a stunning display and above average battery life, plus it's super thin and also quite light. Samsung has also made a lot of enhancements to Android to make it more customizable and easier to navigate. Its biggest weakness is the camera, and so if imaging quality is of the utmost... Read more

  3. Samsung Vibrant

     

    21 July 2010

    Overall 8
    8.0
     

    Conclusion We applaud Samsung and T-Mobile's first carrier-offered Android superphone (T-Mobile USA never directly offered the Nexus One ). It's very fast and slim and the display is fantastic. We like Samsung's customizations of Android, and we like T-Mobile's bundled applications and media. We'd like to see improved reception and a more stable cell radio, but the phone does a decent job with calls and data as it is. Though we prefer AT&T's added metal and fresh lines,... Read more

  4. Noah's Samsung Captivate review (AT&T)

     

    12 August 2010

    Despite some questionable software decisions on Samsung's part and some questionable "value add" decisions on AT&T's part, I heartily recommend Captivate as a top-notch Android device. It's also the best smartphone currently in AT&T's lineup for anyone who doesn't want an iPhone. Don't take that to mean Captivate is/isn't better than iPhone 4 - they both have their merits, they're both excellent devices, and they both have the power to make their new owners very, very... Read more

  5. Samsung Epic 4G Review

     

    15 August 2010

    Overall 9
    9.0
     

    How do you top one of the best smart phones ever made? That's the epic feat facing the Epic 4G, the priciest device yet in Samsung's Galaxy S family ($249) and the second smart phone for Sprint that taps into the carrier's growing 4G data network. This Android 2.1 phone comes ready to battle the powerful Evo 4G with it gorgeous Super AMOLED display and one of the most comfortable physical keyboards we've used on a mobile device. The Epic 4G will also soon deliver movie...

  6. Samsung Vibrant

     

    15 August 2010

    Overall 9
    9.0
     

    Samsung took Android hype to a new level when it launched the Galaxy S; it's the first Android device to have a truly worldwide launch and to hit all US carriers within weeks. T-Mobile markets the phone under the name Samsung Vibrant but the hardware features and functionality are the same for other carriers who use the more popular Galaxy S moniker. While T-Mobile does include a few software frills with its edition of the phone, we believe the Galaxy S is an excellent...

  7. Samsung Fascinate Review

     

    10 September 2010

    Overall 9
    9.3
     

    When it comes right down to it, there’s a lot we like about the Samsung Fascinate , mainly its styling and hardware, such as the impressive Super AMOLED screen and 1GHz Hummingbird processor. But at the same time we feel that the software, mainly the TouchWiz UI, is holding the device back. While we can appreciate what Samsung attempted to do with the UI, it in turn makes the Fascinate feel less like an Android phone, and with the addition of the Bing search, one might...

  8. Samsung Fascinate Review: Great Hardware, But With A Wrong Carrier Decision

     

    21 June 2010

    As a reviewer, I always have to give a conclusion (i.e the thumbs-up or thumbs-down). And I also have to mention if I’d buy the darn thing myself. I would buy the Fascinate, but with some many good-looking Droids out there (Droid 2, Droid X, and Droid Incredible) Verizon will have a hard time giving reasons to ditch those superphones for a Touchwiz 3.0-glazed Android, and that can ruin the entire concept of Galaxy S on Verizon, entirely . And for the consumers,...

  9.  

    2 weeks ago

    Overall 8
    8.0
     

    The Samsung Fascinate is a Galaxy S smartphone for Verizon . As such, it shares many features with other Galaxy S cell phones currently available such as a Super AMOLED 4-inch display, 1Ghz processor, Android 2.1 OS, the Swype input method for the touchscreen QWERTY keyboard, and the ability to record video in 720p HD. There are a few features that set this cell phone apart from the rest of the Galaxy pack, first it doesn’t come loaded with Google Search; instead...

  10. Samsung Galaxy S review

    Reviewer: What Digital Camera

    5 days ago

    Overall 5
    5.0
     

    How good is the camera on the Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone? Find out with our Samsung Galaxy S review

    Images so real you’ll want to touch them The screen on the HTC Desire is vivid and crisp. So it’s great for making the most of all your movies, photos, games and favourite websites. The phone with added zip We’ve put a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor in the HTC Desire. Which means, you can zip around the Internet, do lots of things at once and flick through your apps in next to no time. As easy as a pinch With a pinch of your fingers you can see all seven of your h…

    Specifications

    • CPU Processing Speed
      1 GHz
    • Storage
      ROM: 512 MB RAM: 576 MB Expansion slot: microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible) Supports up to 32 GB
    • Connectors
      3.5 mm stereo audio jack Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
    • Sensors
      G-Sensor Digital compass Proximity sensor Ambient light sensor
    • HTC Widgets
      Bookmarks, Calendar, Clock, Footprints, Friend Stream, Mail, Messages, Music, News, People, Photo Album, Photo Frame, Search, Settings, Stocks, Twitter™, Weather Downloadable widgets

    Release Date

    • First seen
      9 January 2010
     

    Reviews of HTC Desire

    1. Reviewer: PhoneArena.com

      16 April 2010

      Overall 9
      9.0
      Design 9
      8.8
      Sound quality 9
      9.0
       

      Let's get back to what we said at the beginning. We started the review with: „The important thing is the HTC Desire, the most powerful Android cell phone of the manufacturer to date has finally arrived and we got our hands... Read more

    2. HTC Desire

      Reviewer: CNET

      14 May 2010

      Overall 8
      8.4
       

      If you want the latest and greatest Android smartphone, the HTC Desire ticks all the boxes. Its advantage over the (also HTC-made) Nexus One is HTC Sense which gives the user many convenient features. Another important... Read more

    3. HTC Desire

      Reviewer: MobilesRoom

      15 March 2010

      Overall 7
      7.3
       

      Well, on the whole apart from its unreliable Bluetooth music playback and the low battery life, it works as the better phone to chat and entertain also with the fast browsing, what more a phone can feed you? The Sense UI,... Read more

    4. HTC Desire

      Reviewer: WhatPC?

      18 May 2010

      Overall 10
      10
       

      The Desire is HTC's flagship Android phone, and closely resembles Google's own handset, the Nexus One , in both specification and appearance. The main differences are that the Desire runs HTC's Sense user interface, and it... Read more

    5. HTC Desire

      Reviewer: Computeractive

      18 May 2010

      Overall 10
      10
       

      The HTC Desire is among the best of modern smartphones Good points Bright high-resolution 3.7in screen, works brilliantly for email, web surfing, good on-screen keyboard, maps, Android Martketplace, five-megapixel digital... Read more

    6. HTC Desire Review

      Reviewer: YugaTech

      15 July 2010

      Later today, HTC Philippines will have announced local availability of the HTC Desire in the Philippines as well as revealing the suggested retail price. Before that happens, read on and check our full review of the handset... Read more

    7. HTC Desire Review

      Reviewer: pocketnow.com

      31 January 2010

      The HTC Desire is the best Android phone that you can buy right now, and it closely rivals (and sometimes beats) the iPhone and HD2 in terms of web browsing fidelity, performance, and more. It has a perfect interplay between... Read more

    8. HTC Desire, HTC Wildfire, HTC Tianyi To Get Android 2.2 But Exclusively in China

      Reviewer: HTC Phones

      7 August 2010

      Now HTC Desire and Nexus One are similar not only in appearance and technical specs, but with the update opportunities. While the owners of the device under the brand name of Google was awaiting the update the Korean device... Read more

    9. US Cellular HTC Desire Review: A Phone That’s Passed The Test Of Time

      Reviewer: Android Police

      1 September 2010

      , first announced at Mobile World Congress in February, has finally landed in the States! Of course, six months is a long time in the world of technology, so when I first started reviewing the Desire, my expectations... Read more

    10. HTC Desire Review

      Reviewer: LAPTOP Magazine

      10 September 2010

      Overall 7
      7.0
       

      It's not just the major carriers who are getting the latest and greatest Android smart phones. U.S. Cellular, the sixth largest carrier in the country behind the big four and MetroPCS (another regional carrier), has landed... Read more

    11. With the HTC EVO™ 4G, you’ve got the power to do more than you ever thought possible with a phone. Wi-Fi® wherever you go. With instant Internet access for up to 5 computers, the EVO 4G opens up all kinds of possibilities. Now, the world is your coffee shop. True HD vision. The true HD camcorder captures the moment. And with the HDMI cable connected to your flatscreen, you can relive the moment, down to the last detail. Power-packed entertainment. With eye-popping res…

      Specifications

      • Dimensions/weight
        4.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 inches; 6 oz with battery
      • Networks
        CDMA 800/1900 MHz EVDO Rev. A, WiMAX 2. 5 to 2.7GHz; 802.16e
      • Operating System
        Android 2.1
      • Display
        4.3-inch WVGA resolution Capacitive Multi-touch Screen
      • Camera
        8 megapixel with Auto Focus and 2x LED Flash, 1.3 megapixel fixed focus front facing camera
      • Internal Memory
        1GB ROM/ 512MB RAM
      • Memory Card
        microSD™ 8gb included in device

      Release Date

      • First seen
        24 March 2010

      HTC EVO 4G

      The HTC EVO 4G is a mobile phone that runs Android 2.1 operating system with Sense UI and utilizes the Sprint network carrier. It is powered by EV-DO Rev. A/WiMAX network technology and is powered by a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor with 512 MB RAM. It sports a 4.3-inch capacitive multitouch screen with 800 x 480 pixel resolution and has a 1 GB internal storage expandable via a microSD car slot, a rear 8 MP camera with LED flash which supports 1280 x 720 video recording, a front 1.3 MP camera…

      HTC EVO 4G

      The HTC EVO 4G is a mobile phone that runs Android 2.1 operating system with Sense UI and utilizes the Sprint network carrier. It is powered by EV-DO Rev. A/WiMAX network technology and is powered by a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor with 512 MB RAM. It sports a 4.3-inch capacitive multitouch screen with 800 x 480 pixel resolution and has a 1 GB internal storage expandable via a microSD car slot, a rear 8 MP camera with LED flash which supports 1280 x 720 video recording, a front 1.3 MP camera, 802.11 b/g wireless connectivity, HDMI out interface and is designed with a kickstand. The HTC EVO 4G is powered by a 1500 mAh rechargeable battery.

      Features

      The HTC EVO 4G is a mobile phone that supports 4G speeds and provides users with optimized multimedia experience and makes it possible to download music, pictures, files, or videos in the shortest time. Users can watch streaming video on the go with its 4.3 inch pinch-to-zoom display. Powered by Sprint’s 4G network in the US, the phone is capable of download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. The unit is powered also by a 1GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor and features dual cameras – an 8.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera, enabling users to create, stream and watch video. It also features built-in mobile hotspot functionality which allows up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 4G experience. This lets users share an Internet connection on the go with a laptop, camera, music player, game unit, video player, or any other Wi-Fi enabled device; integrated HD video capture allowing users to upload videos to YouTube™ or Facebook, or share moments over the Internet live via Qik or share them on an HDTV via an HDMI cable (sold separately); a Web browser optimized its display and Sprint 4G speeds; Adobe Flash technology which supports embedded video and animation; pinch-to-zoom navigation and automatic text reflowing; HTC Sense which includes functions such as Friend Stream, which aggregates multiple social communication channels including Facebook and Twitter™ into one organized flow of updates, a “Leap” thumbnail view to switch between home screen “panels;” the ability to download new, interactive widgets; and a “polite” ringer, which quiets the ringing phone once lifted up. The phone runs Android 2.1 which enables a way to search with pictures instead of words and gives users access to Android Market™ for applications, widgets and games.

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      Reviews of HTC EVO 4G

      1. 4 June 2010
        Overall 9
        8.6
         

        Lots of people are excited about the HTC EVO 4G and rightfully so. This Android phone has all the specs to set a new standard as to what a cell phone can become. It has WiFi, 3G/4G connectivity, video chat, two cameras (8-megapixel on the back, 1.3-megapixel on the front), the ability to record video in 720p HD and export it to a HDTV via the HDMI out port at the base of the cell phone . In short, the HTC cell phone ’s name speaks for itself: the EVO 4G is an evolution... Read more

      2. HTC EVO 4G Review

        Reviewer: PhoneArena.com

        31 May 2010

        Overall 10
        9.5
         

        High-end Android devices are coming fast and furious these days, but the HTC EVO 4G still manages to be in a class all by itself.  Save for 4G there aren’t any features of the EVO we haven’t seen on other phones before, it’s just that we’ve never seen them put together like this.  The EVO 4G offers just about anything the avid user could ask for, and it does it with style. In the meantime, it has a blazing fast data network to back it up.  Android is coming... Read more

      3. HTC EVO

        26 May 2010

        Overall 8
        8.0
         

        If you've got a need for speed, the EVO won't disappoint-- it's one of the fastest phones available. Call quality is very good, reception on Sprint's voice and 3G network is likewise good, but 4G is weak. That's not so much the phone's fault, but rather Clear's immature WiMAX network and that technology's poor building penetration. If you've been using a Sprint Overdrive, expect about half the signal strength, and test the EVO before you cancel that Overdrive service. If... Read more

      4. Reviewer: The Gadgeteer

        11 June 2010

        This is an amazing phone to hold and use. I haven’t been this enchanted by an electronic gadget in quite some time. It seems like it can do everything- sometimes almost reading my mind. Of course, there is the occasional ‘huh’ moment trying to figure something out that should be a piece of cake, but overall it is a nice machine! shares many of the characteristics of the HTC Incredible, amply reviewed earlier by Bryan Sherman. The packaging, set-up, Sense UI, main... Read more

      5. HTC Evo 4G Review

        Reviewer: LAPTOP Magazine

        19 May 2010

        Overall 8
        8.0
         

        Consider it a preemptive strike on the next-generation iPhone. The Evo 4G packs practically everything a geek could dream of in a mobile device. Want fast data? This phone has 4G inside, boasting nearly five times the speed of 3G networks (where coverage is available). Wish you had a bigger screen for surfing the web and watching movies? This one is a mammoth 4.3 inches. Hate the crappy video quality of smart phone cameras? The Evo 4G can record 720p footage and even... Read more

       

    Apple iPhone 4G

    Apple announced the iPhone 4G in June at the WWDC event. The iPhone 4G comes with a 5-megapixel camera. It features a 3.5-inch TFT touch screen. It comes with a memory capacity of 64/80 GB. Video-calling is made possible on this phone. The phone comes with two cameras, one in front and the other on the back of the phone. The phone comes with many features for its users. It is designed in a durable and long-lasting casing.

    Features

    Launched in June 2010, the phone comes with a 5-…

    Apple iPhone 4G

    Apple announced the iPhone 4G in June at the WWDC event. The iPhone 4G comes with a 5-megapixel camera. It features a 3.5-inch TFT touch screen. It comes with a memory capacity of 64/80 GB. Video-calling is made possible on this phone. The phone comes with two cameras, one in front and the other on the back of the phone. The phone comes with many features for its users. It is designed in a durable and long-lasting casing.

    Features

    Launched in June 2010, the phone comes with a 5-megapixel camera with features a built-in LED flash. There’s also a 5x zoom and a ‘tap to focus’ feature. The ‘tap to focus’ feature allows the camera to focus only on the object that you want to shoot. This iPhone enables video calling through a phone call by pushing a button named FaceTime. This feature is available through WiFi. There’s also a secondary camera located on the front of the phone which will come in of taking a self-portrait. The iPhone’s camera allows to film videos in high definition at 30 frames per second and at 720p video-quality. Videos filmed can be edited using iMovie. The phone comes in a strong casing. It comes with chemically-strengthened glass on both sides of the phone. Not forgetting the stainless steel frame which helps to make the device more durable. Also featured are a built-in reader (iBooks) and easy email which allows users to their many accounts at one time.

     

    Reviews of Apple iPhone 4

    1. Apple iPhone 4

      Reviewer: CNET

      24 June 2010

      Overall 9
      8.6
       

      Call and data quality Much has been said about problems with AT&T and the iPhone, and even on the iPhone 4 call quality remains the biggest sticking point. Indeed, when we tested the quad-band (GSM 850, 900/1,800/1,900) world... Read more

    2. Apple iPhone 4 Review

      Reviewer: PhoneArena.com

      25 June 2010

      Overall 10
      9.5
       

      Another year, another iPhone right? It's only natural to see an abundance of consumers get giddy knowing that Apple is launching their latest iPhone every summer – from what we've been experiencing so far. The iPhone 4... Read more

    3. Review of Apple iPhone 4

      Reviewer: Testfreaks blog

      22 June 2010

      Overall 9
      9.0
      Design 9
      9.0
      Performance 8
      8.0
       

      The iPhone 4 is a great device, one which hasn’t left my side since I received it. Transitioning from my iPhone 3G to the iPhone 4 is analogous to driving in the mud to racing down the Autobahn at full speed. Apps such as... Read more

    4. iPhone 4

      Reviewer: MacNN

      5 July 2010

      Overall 9
      9.0
       

      For existing iPhone owners satisfied with AT&T and tolerant of the drawbacks of a closed platform, the iPhone 4 offers a long list of reasons to upgrade. Anyone holding out for a Verizon offering may be tempted to wait just a... Read more

    5. iPhone 4

      Reviewer: Electronista

      29 June 2010

      Overall 9
      9.0
       

      The iPhone 3GS provided several incremental upgrades over its predecessor, but without any significant evolution in overall design. The first three generations share the same external form of the original iPhone released... Read more

    6. Apple iPhone 4 Review

      Reviewer: LAPTOP Magazine

      25 June 2010

      Overall 8
      8.0
       

      This time it’s personal. No, we’re not referring to the increasingly testy rivalry between Apple and Google’s multiplying Android army. We’re talking about how much more personal a communicator the iPhone 4 is... Read more

    7. Apple iPhone 4 review

      24 June 2010

      Overall 9
      9.4
       

      The latest in Apple's iPhone 4 series is heralded by the manufacturer as the next big step forward in mobile phone technology, but is it enough to regain Apples place at the top of the smartphone tree? Read more

    8. Noah's Apple iPhone 4 review

      Reviewer: phonedog.com

      7 July 2010

      I could go on, but it all boils down to this: iPhone 4 takes what iPhone 3GS did and makes it better: Faster, richer, sharper, clearer … better. When it works right, anyway. Currently there's too much that gets in the way... Read more

    9. Apple iPhone 4 (16GB/32GB)

      Reviewer: iLounge

      25 June 2010

      Overall 8
      7.5
       

      Following in our long-standing tradition, iLounge’s comprehensive review of iPhone 4 discusses both the positives and negatives of Apple’s latest device, including everything from the build quality of the hardware to the... Read more

    10. The iPhone 4 Review

      Reviewer: Maclife

      8 July 2010

      The iPhone 4’s impressive leaps in performance, its hefty roster of new features, and that lovely screen cement its position as a powerful pocket computer and camera that also makes phone calls. Whether you just bought a... Read more

     

BlackBerry Torch 9800

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is a mobile phone that features a 3.2" High Resolution 480x360 pixel color touch screen display with slide-out QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad. It also supports a Full HTML tabbed browser for "PC-like" Web browsing with tabbed browsing. This gives users access to multiple web pages at the same time and pinch-to-zoom capability. The mobile phone also supports BlackBerry Enterprise Servicer for corporate email, BlackBerry Internet Service for person…

BlackBerry Torch 9800

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is a mobile phone that features a 3.2" High Resolution 480x360 pixel color touch screen display with slide-out QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad. It also supports a Full HTML tabbed browser for "PC-like" Web browsing with tabbed browsing. This gives users access to multiple web pages at the same time and pinch-to-zoom capability. The mobile phone also supports BlackBerry Enterprise Servicer for corporate email, BlackBerry Internet Service for personal email, and Mobile Instant Messaging.

Features

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is a UMTS: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz (Bands 1,2,5/6) GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz mobile phone powered by a 512 MB RAM, 512 MB Flash memory and supports a 4 GB Flash and 4 GB MicroSD memory expandability. It weighs 161.1 g and measures 111 x 62 x 14.6 mm. It is powered by a 1300 mAHr Lithium cell for up to GSM: 5.5 hrs UMTS: 5.8 hrs of talk time and up to GSM: 17 days UMTS: 13 days of standby time. It also supports messaging function including group messaging for up to 10 people and locations; one view of all favorite sites such as Facebook®, Twitter™, and MySpace®; runs BlackBerry 6 OS with integrated search and new UI; has Bluetooth ® 2.1 with A2DP Stereo, 802.11b/g/n and AT&T Hot Spots for Wi-Fi access at over 20,000 locations; broadband data speeds on 3G network; and a 5 MP autofocus flash camera with video and scenes to capture images and videos. The BlackBerry Torch 9800 also supports connectivity to music entertainment via AT&T Music, AT&T Video Share, PrimeTime2Go video-on-demand application, YouTube podcast, video capture, playback and streaming, and allows users to listen to their favorite tunes via a 3.5 mm headset jack. Other features on the BlackBerry Torch 9800 include Media Synchronization with iTunes, Windows Media® Player DRM-Free music, photos and videos on the go from a computer to the BlackBerry. Users can sync from a home computer music library to the BlackBerry wirelessly over Wi-Fi.

Reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9800

  1. BlackBerry Torch Review

    Reviewer: CrackBerry.com

    11 August 2010

    Read CrackBerry.com's full review of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 Smartphone from Research in Motion that features a vertical sliding form factor and BlackBerry 6 operating system. Read more

  2. BlackBerry Torch

    Reviewer: infoSync World

    13 August 2010

    Overall 10
    9.5
     

    (named after the maker of the new BlackBerry Webkit browser, Torch Mobile). The new QWERTY touch slider is the first BlackBerry phone to be powered by BlackBerry OS 6 and to feature App World out-of-box. The official release date on AT&T Wireless is set to August 12 (through AT&T's online and retail stores, as well as Best Buy, Wal-Mart and RadioShack). Read more

  3. BlackBerry Torch Review

    Reviewer: LAPTOP Magazine

    11 August 2010

    Overall 7
    7.0
     

    While the Storm was a bold departure for RIM, the Torch represents a highly refined version of what BlackBerry owners have come to know and love. The welcome but not-too-extreme makeover starts with BlackBerry 6, a new OS that features a modern-looking interface with multiple home screens, a much improved WebKit browser, and a Social Feed app that aggregates Facebook, Twitter, and RSS updates. Yes, the Torch ($199 at AT&T) is the first slider design from the company, but... Read more

  4. BlackBerry Torch 9800

    Reviewer: CNET

    6 August 2010

    Overall 8
    8.0
     

    We tested the quad-band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) RIM BlackBerry Torch in New York using AT&T service and call quality was generally good. On our side, the audio was clear with minimal background noise. Occasionally, there was a bit of voice distortion, making callers sound slightly robotic, but it didn't stop us from continuing our conversation. Meanwhile, our friends reported good results and didn't have any major complaints. Speakerphone quality definitely could be... Read more

  5. Review: BlackBerry Torch 9800 touchscreen slider review

    Reviewer: MobileBurn

    12 August 2010

    The new BlackBerry Torch 9800, available on AT&T today, is the first smartphone from Research In Motion to run its new OS 6 smartphone operating system. The Torch is also the first BlackBerry to feature both a QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen. Todd took it to the beach for a week and gave us this in-depth review. Read more

  6. BlackBerry Torch Review

    Reviewer: Ubergizmo

    20 August 2010

    The Blackberry Torch does provide significant improvements over previous generations, but it is not the "discontinuity" that so many had hoped for. On the software side, it brings much needed improvements on critical aspects (like the browser) that RIM needed to fix urgently - simply in order to maintain their position. Things that used to be very outdated (like the setup), are now usable. It's also true that the overall user interface has benefited from a much needed... Read more

  7. BlackBerry Torch

    12 August 2010

    Overall 8
    8.0
     

    Conclusion The BlackBerry Torch is undeniably the best BlackBerry yet. RIM has managed to keep it familiar, yet fresh, to paraphrase their CEO. That should be good enough to hold onto existing BlackBerry users (and there are a lot of you), but we doubt they'll steal many iPhone and Android customers. The philosophy and features simply don't align: the iPhone and Android are fun phones first, and are still undeniably more entertaining and consumer oriented than the Torch.... Read more

  8. Aaron's BlackBerry Torch 9800 review (AT&T)

    Reviewer: phonedog.com

    1 September 2010

    The Torch is a decent device that should keep existing BlackBerry users happy, but during my entire review, I couldn't help but notice how underpowered it is in comparison to its competitors.  The Torch 9800 is marketed in the same high-end bracket as the EVO 4G, iPhone 4, DROID Incredible, and Galaxy S line, yet it's lacking important features like a high-resolution screen, HD video capture, and a 1 GHz processor.  Keeping that in mind, I'd be surprised to see users... Read more

  9. BlackBerry Torch 9800 Smartphone Review

    Reviewer: HotHardware

    2 weeks ago

    All in all, the BlackBerry Torch is easily the best BlackBerry smartphone on the market today. With its multimedia and social networking capabilities, it also proves that a BlackBerry smartphone can be more than just a business-friendly device. Read more

  10. Reviewer: Chip Chick

    5 days ago

    Conclusion: I have been pretty much a BlackBerry lifer for awhile now. Try as I might to deviate from it – I always end up back where I started from. The battery lasts longer than any other smartphone, the keyboard while on some models left me frustrated, have basically stood the test of time because it’s actually a real keyboard! But recently I made the jump to my now expired Nexus One – it’s called peer pressure. So will the BlackBerry Torch have me taking the... Read more

Nokia 2690

The Nokia 2690 is a cellphone from Nokia’s 2 series. It is available in Graphite, White Silver, Hot Pink and Blue. The Nokia 2690 comes in the form of a monoblock.

Specifications

The Nokia 2690 measures 107.5 mm x 45.5 mm x 13.8 mm (H x W x D) in dimension and weighs approximately 80.7 g with a volume capacity of 58.8 cc. There is a colour screen that measures 1.8 inches diagonally with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels. The Nokia 2690 also allows for personalization using ringtones tha…

Nokia 2690

The Nokia 2690 is a cellphone from Nokia’s 2 series. It is available in Graphite, White Silver, Hot Pink and Blue. The Nokia 2690 comes in the form of a monoblock.

Specifications

The Nokia 2690 measures 107.5 mm x 45.5 mm x 13.8 mm (H x W x D) in dimension and weighs approximately 80.7 g with a volume capacity of 58.8 cc. There is a colour screen that measures 1.8 inches diagonally with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels. The Nokia 2690 also allows for personalization using ringtones that are in Mp3 and AAC formats, wallpapers and themes. Keys and input methods include a numeric keypad and navi key. The Nokia 2690 runs on a BL-4C Li-ion battery that has a capacity of 860 mAh. It can provide a maximum of 270 minutes of talk time on a GSM network. When left on stand by mode, it can last up to 335 hours on a GSM network. There is also a MicroSD memory slot available for expansion options with support for up to 8 GB of memory. Compatible data networks include GPRS and EDGE while compatible operating frequencies include quad band EGSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 as well as automatic switching between GSM bands and a flight mode. In terms of connectivity, the Nokia 2690 features Bluetooth version 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate, a 3.5 mm AV connector and a Micro-USB connector. Applications include email, calendar, contacts, to-do, notes and email. There are also organizer functions including calendar, notes, recorder, calculator, clock and converter. The Nokia 2690 also has a phonebook that can store up to 2000 contact entries. There is also a VGA camera with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels on the back of the phone. It also has the ability to perform video recording a 176 x 144 pixels at a rate of 15 frames per second.

Reviews of Nokia 2690

  1. Nokia 2690

    19 November 2009

    This handset supports Bluetooth® & micro USB connectivity which means either a wireless connection can be gain when the user wishes to transfer data or a cabled connection can be used between the Nokia 2690 & other compatible devices. A Bluetooth® wireless connection can be made between the Nokia 2690 & another Bluetooth® compatible device when the devices are up to ten metres apart & both have their Bluetooth® connectivity set to on, then the data can be transferred... Read more

  2. Nokia 2690

    15 January 2010

    Verdict The Nokia 2690 is compact, lightweight and inexpensive. With some nice features including internet, email, FM radio and music player, and camera, the phone offers great value for money. Read more

  3. Nokia 2690 Review

    Reviewer: Softpedia

    28 February 2010

    As a low-budget phone, Nokia 2690 impresses through its features and then thanks to its stylish design. If you are looking for a well featured phone and don't want to spend too much money, Nokia 2690 is the perfect choice. There are about 6 phones compatible with Nokia Life Tools application that offer various services, especially in India, but I'd say Nokia 2690 is the best choice. Read more

  4. Reviewer: DialToSave

    5 May 2010

    While Nokia is probably best known for its N-Series Smartphones that are geared for business use or for those who are really serious about their phones, the mobile phone company has not neglected the lower end of the market and has over time released phones that are inexpensive yet highly functional. Read more

  5. Nokia 2690

    22 September 2010

    Nokia has been introducing new models periodically. The new Nokia 2690 is a low-budget GSM phone. This Candy Bar mobile comes with a great list of features. The handset is pocket friendly weighing somewhere under 81 grams. Read more

  • HD camcorder with audio scene selection and fully loaded 8MP camera
  • 4.3-in. hi-res screen to access and watch your favorite TV shows or movies on the go
  • HDMI or wireless HD connection; connect to a WiFi hotspot or be one 1
  • Thousands of apps in Android Market™
  • High-speed mobile browsing with Verizon’s powerful 3G network 2
 

Reviews of Motorola Droid X

  1. Motorola Droid X (Verizon Wireless)

    Reviewer: CNET

    9 July 2010

    Overall 8
    8.3
     

    The bottom line: The Motorola Droid X makes another fine addition to Verizon's Android family, bringing with it a rich multimedia experience and more connectivity features. Read more

  2. Motorola Droid X

    Reviewer: Wired

    6 July 2010

    Overall 8
    8.0
     

    Motorola's Droid X Is a Massive Dose of Madcap Multimedia It's only been eight months since the original Droid hit like a wrecking ball. Now, the mother of all (Lucas-licensed) droids is upon us with the July 15 arrival of the feature-packed Droid X.* At 5 x 2.6 x .04 inches, the X is unapologetically large and more Sticky Fingers than svelte when pocketed. Otherwise, Motorola wisely kept the handset remarkably thin and relatively streamlined. Paired with its spacious... Read more

  3. Motorola Droid X Review

    Reviewer: LAPTOP Magazine

    24 June 2010

    Overall 8
    8.0
     

    Did you think Verizon was going to let Sprint hog all the Android glory with its HTC Evo 4G ? Heck no. Verizon’s newest flagship device, the Droid X, was built to go head-to-head against Sprint’s superphone, not to mention AT&T’s finely polished iPhone 4. The Droid X has a massive, vibrant 4.3-inch WVGA (854 x 480) display, Android 2.1 with splashes of an updated Motoblur interface; a speedy 1-GHz processor; and 8GB of on-board storage. Still not enough? How about... Read more

  4. Review of Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid X

    Reviewer: Testfreaks blog

    13 July 2010

    Overall 9
    9.0
    Design 9
    9.0
    Performance 9
    9.0
     

    The Droid X is so much more than just a phone, it’s truly a portable media player with phone functionality built-in.  The large screen is just beautiful, it just makes everything you do that much more enjoyable. The Droid X is a well made phone, but you’ll surely want to get a screen protector on it and a carrying case as it’s a big big to just toss in your pocket. I certainly wouldn’t want to put anything else in my pocket with this phone, for fear of... Read more

  5. Motorola Droid X Smartphone Review

    Reviewer: ConnectReviews

    14 July 2010

    Home Accessories Computing Desktop PCs Hardware iPad LCD Displays Networking Notebook PCs Netbooks Printers Software Storage Consumer Electronics Camcorders Digital Cameras Mobile Cellphones Smartphones GPS MP3 Players Entertainment Gaming Home Theatre First Looks Lifestyle Books You are here: Home » Smartphones » Motorola Droid X Smartphone Review Buy This on Amazon.com Peerless PerfectMount TV Wall Mount Review Air Mouse Pro for iPhone/iPod touch Review 2010 Back to... Read more

  6. Motorola DROID X MB810 Review

    Reviewer: PhoneArena.com

    30 June 2010

    Overall 10
    9.5
     

    So is the Motorola DROID X really that eXtreme? When compared to other Verizon devices, it does have a lot to offer, from the large 4.3” WVGA display, excellent call quality, ample storage room, fast processor, 8MP camera, and HDMI output. But with the HTC EVO 4G from Sprint and Apple iPhone 4 for AT&T on the loose, the smartphone race is running neck-and-neck. If you’re in the market for a high-end smartphone, the Motorola DROID X does deserve your attention. Read more

  7. Motorola Droid X Review

    Reviewer: pocketnow.com

    18 July 2010

    The Droid X is like the EVO 4G in a lot of ways. It's large, a bit unwieldy, and the battery life could use a lot of improvement. But it's also an eye-catching device that has a terrific internet experience, solid performance, and a ton of added features like HDMI out and up to 40GB of storage that makes it a winner. If you want the flashiest Droid that is available on Verizon, the Droid X is a great choice, but if you want something more practical and well-rounded,... Read more

  8. Reviewer: LetsTalk.com

    14 July 2010

    Overall 9
    8.6
     

    The Motorola DROID X is one Android phone with a lot to offer out-of-the-box and even more when it gets updated to the Android 2.2 operating system in a couple of months. The cell phone supports 802.11n WiFi, which is a bit more secure and can even share its 3G connection with up to 5 WiFi-enabled devices via the 3G Mobile HotSpot. To help keep you entertained on the road, you can rent or purchase movies via the Blockbuster app. You can shoot videos in 720p HD and view... Read more

  9. Motorola Droid X: The Next Generation of Does

    Reviewer: HotHardware

    16 July 2010

    At the beginning of this article, we told you the X in "Droid X" stands for extreme. This word stirs up a lot of high expectations. Although no phone can be perfect, we think it's safe to say that Motorola and Verizon Wireless have another hit on their hands in the form of the Droid X. We're not going to give the Droid X our coveted Editor's Choice award because of the lack of 4G connectivity, its somewhat large form factor, and non-backlit buttons. That said, we will... Read more

  10. Motorola Droid X Smartphone

    12 September 2010

    Overall 9
    9.0
     

    Big but just the right size! I am one of those who purchased the Motorola Droid X on launch day (07/15/2010) and best of all, I was due for an upgrade. I had the ever popular Motorola Droid (original or 1) before and while I loved it, I wanted a bigger and faster device. I was debating between the iPhone 4 and the Droid X but guess which device won me over? Read more

Nokia N8 Symbian^3

The Nokia N8 Symbian^3 is a multimedia mobile phone that features a 12-megapixel camera and HD video recording. Running Symbian operating system, the N8 is available unlocked for under $500 by the third quarter of 2010.

Features

The Nokia N8 is a mobile phone capable of capturing photos with its 12-megapixel camera (with flash) and shoots HD videos (720p). It also features a secondary video camera for video calling, and allows users to view their recordings on the phone’s 3…

Nokia N8 Symbian^3

The Nokia N8 Symbian^3 is a multimedia mobile phone that features a 12-megapixel camera and HD video recording. Running Symbian operating system, the N8 is available unlocked for under $500 by the third quarter of 2010.

Features

The Nokia N8 is a mobile phone capable of capturing photos with its 12-megapixel camera (with flash) and shoots HD videos (720p). It also features a secondary video camera for video calling, and allows users to view their recordings on the phone’s 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen. Users can also connect it to a home cinema system via the built-in HDMI port to view their recording on the big screen. The N8 also features Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1 for synchronization and handsfree calls with a compatible headset, GPS and A-GPS positioning systems, Nokia’s navigation solution, Ovi Maps and comes with 16GB of on-board storage (expandable via microSD cards up to 32GB). The mobile phone also features an FM receiver and transmitter (which allow users to listen to music from the phone via a car’s stereo system/speakers) and supports Symbian operating system. Powered by the new Symbian 3 OS, it includes multi-touch capabilities, flick scrolling, and pinch-to-zoom. There are also multiple home screens and home screen widgets for Facebook and Twitter.

Reviews of Nokia N8

  1. Nokia N8

    Reviewer: infoSync World

    7 May 2010

    Overall 10
    9.5
     

    The Nokia N8 (formerly known as the Nokia N87) is Nokia's first Symbian^3 smartphone to be announced, and it'll be available for EUR 370 in Q3 2010. The phone will come in a slim uni-body, all-touch design and sports a... Read more

  2. Nokia N8 hands-on impressions

    Reviewer: Know Your Cell

    11 May 2010

    We spend some time with a Nokia N8 prototype to see if it can deliver on the high expectations brought about by its specsSo now we've seen the prototype. Nokia's next super-phone, the N8, is just a stone's throw (and a few... Read more

  3. Nokia N8 Review

    Reviewer: CNET

    30 September 2010

    Overall 6
    6.0
     

    The Nokia N8 looks fantastic on paper, but Symbian 3 is frustrating to use compared to competing smart-phone operating systems. A slick case and great camera help to make this the best Nokia touchscreen phone ever, but it's... Read more

  4. Nokia N8 vs. Samsung Pixon12 vs. Sony HX5v shootout: Blind test

    Reviewer: GSM Arena

    4 weeks ago

    The Nokia N8 is an immensely popular phone and we’re already hard at work on a proper review of the handset. Since the N8 camera is its pivotal feature, we’re interested how you'd rate it in a blind shootout with two... Read more

  5. Nokia N8 Review

    Reviewer: PhoneArena.com

    3 weeks ago

    Overall 9
    8.5
     

    The Nokia N8 is another one of those handsets that leaves us conflicted. It’s got some truly amazing elements: the camera, the video playback, the luscious build quality all make us want to forget everything average about... Read more

  6. Nokia N8 Review

    Reviewer: Softpedia

    1 week ago

    Sales Package The long anticipated Nokia N8 has finally made its way on the shelves and is trying to bring the Nseries to where it belongs, among the best devices in the world. Even though it might sound subjective, it seems... Read more

  7. Nokia N8 Review

    Reviewer: LAPTOP Magazine

    4 weeks ago

    Overall 6
    6.0
     

    After releasing the ahead-of-its-time N95 in 2007, Nokia has failed to keep pace with Apple, HTC, Motorola, and other handset-makers. Now, Nokia has rolled out the N8, whose 12-megapixel camera puts it at or near the top of... Read more

  8. Nokia N8 review

    5 days ago

    Overall 9
    9.0
     

    As one of the veterans in the mobile phone market, Nokia has a wealth of experience in making handsets that both appeal to the mass-market and also offer high-end functionality. The company's latest handset, the Nokia N8,... Read more

  9. Nokia N8

    Reviewer: Computeractive

    30 September 2010

    Overall 10
    10
     

    A cool smartphone that’s easy to use and has great battery life Good points Great camera; good battery life; easy to use Bad points Non-replaceable battery; chunky case Read more

  10. Nokia N8

    Reviewer: CNET

    2 weeks ago

    Overall 8
    8.0
     

    We tested the quad-band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) Nokia N8 in New York using AT&T service, and call quality was decent. For the most part, conversations sounded clear on our end, with very little background noise, but there... Read more

HTC Touch Pro2

The HTC Touch Pro2 is a GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / WCDMA 900 / 2100 mobile phone that runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system on it 116 x 59 x 17 mm / 175 g slide form factor. The phone features an internal antenna with Touch Screen (TouchFLO 3D) and QWERTY keypad. It is powered by a 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery that provides up to 6.98 of talk time and 348 standby time. The phone supports 288 MB memory with expandability via microSD or TransFlash card. It supports a 65K c…

HTC Touch Pro2

The HTC Touch Pro2 is a GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / WCDMA 900 / 2100 mobile phone that runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system on it 116 x 59 x 17 mm / 175 g slide form factor. The phone features an internal antenna with Touch Screen (TouchFLO 3D) and QWERTY keypad. It is powered by a 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery that provides up to 6.98 of talk time and 348 standby time. The phone supports 288 MB memory with expandability via microSD or TransFlash card. It supports a 65K colors TFT screen with 480 x 800 resolutions and has an accelerometer and Ambient Light Sensor. The Touch Pro2 features a 3.2-MP camera with CMOS sensor, zoom, Auto-Focus, video recording and video calling functions. It also has an MP3 player, an FM radio with RDS, speakerphone, supports 480 x 800 pixel wallpapers and screen savers, MP3 ringtones, themes, J2ME games and Sprint TV (subscription required). The HTC Touch Pro2 also supports SMS / EMS / MMS / Email (with POP3 / IMAP4 / SMTP / Exchange / Outlook protocol) functions, AOL / ICQ / Windows Live / Yahoo! chat and T9 predictive text.

Features

The HTC Touch Pro2 is a GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / WCDMA 900 / 2100 phone that is powered by the Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz processor and has 512 MB ROM / 288 MB RAM, and features G-Sensor, Straight Talk technology and noise-cancelling dual microphones and speakers. The Touch Pro2 also runs on HTC’s TouchFLO 3D interface and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional that allows access to messaging, email, photos, music and weather. Conversations are grouped together for a single contact view, with histories viewable from the contact card or during a phone conversation. The Touch Pro2 integrates a 3.6-inch widescreen VGA display with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, expandable memory, a touch-sensitive zoom bar and gravity, proximity and ambient light sensors. It also features the zoom bar to zoom in or out when viewing images, webpages or Google Maps. Connectivity is provided by Bluetooth® 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g and HTC ExtUSB™ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0, audio jack, and TV out). The media player supports AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV, MIDI and M4A file format, while the video playback supports WMV, ASF, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V and AVI files.

 

Reviews of HTC Touch Pro 2

  1. HTC Touch Pro2

    Reviewer: pocketnow.com

    4 July 2009

    Overall 9
    9.0
    Features 9
    9.0
    Ease of use 9
    9.0
     

    This is the best Windows Mobile phone that money can buy IF you need a hardware keyboard. If you don't need a keyboard, then the Touch HD or Diamond2 may be a better fit, or heck, the Omnia may even do the trick for you. But if you want the most robust set of features, wireless radios, design cues, and new technologies (like Straight Talk), then the Touch Pro2 is a hands down winner, especially for the business user who needs something super-capable. My biggest concern... Read more

  2. HTC Touch Pro2

    Reviewer: infoSync World

    5 July 2009

    Overall 8
    7.7
     

    When the HTC Touch Pro2 hit the scene, it instantly became the best business smartphone on T-Mobile's lineup, and one of the best business smartphones you can buy. For the hefty starting price, it better be (for our analysis of the real cost of owning a smartphone, ). But the HTC Touch Pro2 on T-Mobile proves its worth with solid hardware, including our favorite QWERTY keyboard and advanced features all around. The phone excels at calling in ways that business users will... Read more

  3. HTC Touch Pro2 (Sprint)

    Reviewer: Windows A to Z!

    18 May 2010

    Overall 9
    9.0
     

    The T-Mobile HTC Touch Pro2 has been a fairly popular phone that performs really well and has a large touch screen, a QWERTY keyboard, and multimedia features. The new Sprint version of the Touch Pro2 offers other features, including a headphone jack and updated software. The size of the HTC Touch Pro2 from Sprint is exactly the same as the T-Mobile version, measuring 2.3 x 4.6 x 0.7-inches (whd) and weighs just over 6 ounces. The phone is the perfect size for a pocket... Read more

  4. HTC Touch Pro2 (Sprint)

    8 September 2009

    Overall 9
    9.0
     

    The T-Mobile HTC Touch Pro2 has been a fairly popular phone that performs really well and has a large touch screen, a QWERTY keyboard, and multimedia features. The new Sprint version of the Touch Pro2 offers other features, including a headphone jack and updated software. The size of the HTC Touch Pro2 from Sprint is exactly the same as the T-Mobile version, measuring 2.3 x 4.6 x 0.7-inches (whd) and weighs just over 6 ounces. The phone is the perfect size for a pocket... Read more

  5. HTC Touch Pro 2 (T-Mobile) Review

    Reviewer: LAPTOP Magazine

    22 July 2009

    Overall 8
    8.0
     

    The HTC Touch Pro2, the killer sequel to the already excellent HTC Touch Pro, brings back the tilted screen found in the original AT&T Tilt, and adds a few new features as well. With a large, comfortable keyboard, a gorgeous 3.6-inch display, and a new version of TouchFLO 3D that tightly integrates your contacts with your social life, the HTC Touch Pro2 is a feature-packed Windows Mobile phone. This device also takes voice communication seriously, with integrated... Read more