Now that Samsungâ€™s fall collection has been released many Windows Mobile buyers will be facing a tough choice- which QWERTY slider to get.
|HTC Touch Pro 2||Samsung Omnia Pro B7610||Score|
|OS||WM 6.1 with WM 6.5 upgrade||WM 6.1 with WM 6.5 upgrade||Draw|
|Screen||WVGA 3.6 inch TFT||WVGA 3.5 inch AMOLED||Omnia Pro|
|Keyboard||5 row full QWERTY||4 row full QWERTY||Touch Pro 2|
|Size||116 X 59.2 X 16.65 mm, 178.5g||112.6 x 57.8 x 16.2 mm, 159g||Omnia Pro|
|Camera||3.2 megapixel, no flash||5 megapixel, dual LED flash||Omnia Pro|
|Video recording||VGA at 15 fps||VGA at 30 fps||Omnia Pro|
|CPU||528 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7200A||800 Mhz likely Marvell PXA3XX||Omnia Pro|
|UI||TouchFlo3D 2||TouchWiz 2.0||Omnia Pro|
|FM Radio||Not supported||Yes||Omnia Pro|
|ROM||512 Mb||1 GB||Omnia Pro|
|Video Codec support||WMV, ASF, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, AVI||DivX/XviD/MPEG4/3gp/H.263/H.264 player||Omnia Pro|
|Headphone jack||miniUSB||3.5mm||Omnia Pro|
|Tilting screen||Yes||No||Touch Pro 2|
|Other||Straight Talk |
Noise-cancelling dual microphones and speakers
|Video editor |
Digital Natural Sound Engine
|Touch Pro 2|
|Frequency support||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz |
HSDPA 900/2100 MHz 7.2Mb/s
|GSM 850/900/1800/1900 |
HSDPA 900/2100 3.6 Mb/s
|Touch Pro 2|
|Battery||1500 mAh||1500 mAh||Draw|
|XDA-Dev support||Yes||No||Touch Pro 2|
So the final score is 3 draws, 5 for the HTC Touch Pro 2 and 11 to the Samsung Omnia.
Of course a simple score can never really tell one which device to get, and it could be one feature, like the 5 row keyboard for example on the Touch Pro 2 which trumps all the other advantages of the Samsung Omnia Pro, but it certainly seems HTC has got some pretty steep competition.
With both devices likely to be widely available, at least in Europe, we are faced with a difficult choice.
Which one will you chose? Let us know in the comments.
Edit: I thought I would explain the one controversial choice â€“ TF3D 2 vs TouchWiz 2. While I love TF3D HTC has always refused to allow 3rd party extensions that would make it even more useful, such as a Tasks tab for example. This is in stark contrast with Samsung, who are very welcoming of developers and encourage 3rd party widgets, and have even set up a widget store, like SEâ€™s Xperia panels store, but likely to me much more active. This is much closer to the traditional Today screen model than TF3D and deserves the point.