Reviews of the new Touch Pro2 from T-Mobile are starting to appear. T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier to begin offering this phone, with the others expected to roll theirs out soon. This week I’ll also point you to details leaked about the forthcoming Windows Mobile 7.
Reviews of T-Mobile Touch Pro2
The good news is that T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier out of the starting gates with the Touch Pro2. The bad news: they’re taking advantage of this by charging a hefty $3.49 for this baby with a two-year contract and a qualifying data and voice plan. Again, this popular device has a slideout QWERTY keyboard as well as the popular TouchFlo 3D interface.
CNet has a brief news announcement regarding its availability along with photos and a video. And Engadget has a short review that includes photos and a video. The photos let you see the T-Mobile version of the Touch Pro2 side by side with other versions of this device.
Engadget could hardly be more enthusiastic, saying that “Many describe it as the ultimate smartphone form factor, the perfect execution of everything a modern handset is capable of doing.”
PocketNow has a detailed review , an unboxing video , and a hardware tour video . Their bottom line? Quibbles about the keyboard usability, but excellent as a touch phone, describing it as “flashy, beautiful, and useful.” And more effusiveness: “Videos play wonderfully and the screen is great for games and photos.” And “Overall, the Touch Pro2 is an extremely capable device and it’s sure to be one of the hottest phones of the year.”
Verizon Touch Diamond2 to Have both GSM and CDMA
If you’re not in need of a slideout keyboard and would prefer an iPhone-like svelte form factor, then the Touch Diamond2 might be your choice. According to Pocket PC Thoughts , Verizon will release the Touch Diamond2 in September or October. This device will have a 3.6-inch touch screen, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and anti-shake stabilization, GPS, and both GSM and CDMA, making it compatible with networks worldwide.
New Details on Windows Mobile 7
According to an interesting article on CNet , Robbie Bach, Microsoft’s president of their entertainment and devices unit, admits that Microsoft has neglected Windows Mobile development, as critics cla...