We already had our blow-out HTC Touch Pro 2 review round-up, but after seeing the BoyGenius Report review we could not help but draw it to the attention to our readers, not least because it is pretty positive, something of a rarity for a review in a mainstream site of a Windows Mobile phone.
The BGR had this to day:
The HTC Touch Pro2 is probably one of the sexiest Windows Mobile devices weâ€™ve ever seen. Rounded edges, chrome bezel, huge screen, minimalistic buttons â€” all great things. Whatâ€™s even more exciting, however, is that the design is completely functional. Thereâ€™s not one single thing the designers did that gets in the way of real usability and letâ€™s face it, this device is really the high-end corporate userâ€™s dream device, so there shouldnâ€™t be any complaints in this department.
And oh man, what a slide-out QWERTY it is. Shaquille Oâ€™Neal himself (also a very happy TweetGenius user, might we add) would have zero problems typing on this thing. The keys are very, very spacious and have a great feel to them. Itâ€™s a plastic feel which is totally fine (even if they are really made out of aluminum), because itâ€™s a quality feel. Something Palm should learn a thing or two from.
On a different note, have we mentioned how absolutely incredible HTCâ€™s new soft keyboard is? Anyone using an HTC Magic or who has installed a non-Google build on their Android device (not a Google version) will know what weâ€™re talking about. Itâ€™s almost as good as the iPhoneâ€™s keyboard and this is coming from using it on a resistive screen. Really top notch stuff here.
Unlike the HTC Touch Pro where the screen wasnâ€™t as responsive as everyone wished, the Touch Pro2â€™s screen is incredibly sensitive and responsive â€” paging through screens, sliding through TouchFLO menus and the like are all smooth as butter.
The actual resolution of the display is 800Ã—480 and itâ€™s a whopping 3.6? measured diagonally. In addition to being highly responsive, itâ€™s vivid, bright, clear and crisp.
As soon as you flip the handset over so the screen is face down on your desk (or whatever surface really), the call will instantly change over to speakerphone. Ok, cool, we guess. Most speakerphones suck and you can barely hear them. Not here, though. Besides being super loud and clear for you to listen to, the Touch Pro2 has got dual microphones. One for noise-cancelling and one to actually pickup your voice for uh, talking. This makes for an absolutely wonderful conference calling experience â€” itâ€™s the best weâ€™ve ever used on a mobile phone. Plus, if that wasnâ€™t enough, thereâ€™s a dedicated mute button right in the middle of the speaker so you can hurl insults and nasty words at your boss while heâ€™s talking. While muted, of course.
We canâ€™t say that one OS is better than the other for your taste and usage, but we can confidently recommend the Touch Pro2 as the best Windows Mobile device in the world. That might not make your decision any easier, but as long as youâ€™re considering a Windows Mobile phone, the Touch Pro2 is going to be the reigning champ for a long, long time. Or at least until HTC releases the Touch Pro3.
Of course a little birdie told us that the BGR knows WM is better than at least some other mobile OSâ€™sâ€¦
Read the full review here.