ZDNet reviews the HTC Touch2

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There has not been too much interest in the HTC Touch2, HTC’s low end Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone, and the review published by ZDNet will not do much to stimulate it either.

Looking at the device, the reviewer complains about the low resolution screen, the lack of an accelerometer, the need for stylus use on the current version of Windows Mobile 6.5, the inability to re-arrange icons in the Start menu and the lack of multi-touch.

They conclude:

The HTC Touch2 has a relatively small screen and lacks an accelerometer. However, it’s Windows Mobile 6.5 that really lets the side down. Microsoft needs to find a way of making its mobile OS more finger-friendly throughout if it’s to satisfy the anti-stylus brigade. Microsoft is now targeting consumers and business users with its Windows phones, but it looks as though a major rethink is still required — bring on Windows Mobile 7!

The device still scored 7.5/10 (very good) but it is clear the market is not really very friendly these days to low-end devices, and of course Microsoft needs to step up its game with later versions of Windows Mobile 6.5 (we have already seem the improvements in leaked builds), which will be the version destined to end up on low-end devices at least for the next 12-18 months.

Read the full review above.

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