Miser, 25 Nov 2011When this phone was announced in 2008, I was already a Windows Mobile user. At the time, iPhon... moreI hear what your saying and todays full touchscreens are a miserable mess...For starters you lose real screen estate becuase of the silly on screen keyboard offerings of today..The windows fones ive had many but having a real keypad and full D-Pad for precision is lost on todays silly touchscreen devices..Apple started this silly craze and every stupid manufacturer followed saying iphone killer every sodding day..We want productivity and tapping at a piece of glass which 90% of the time does not register is agitating and pathetic..I want a real button you press and it registers that press with a resounding click that actually registers 100% of the time...
I cannot wait till this full touchscreen fad is dead and buried and we return to candybar/clamshell designs with real buttons..Ok give them a big screen but give us real D-Pad buttons for control and real screen estate.
When this phone was announced in 2008, I was already a Windows Mobile user. At the time, iPhone had been launched, but it did not appeal to me because I wanted a phone that offered greater productivity features. A phone without a keyboard can be quite limited for my needs, since I use phones to write emails, as well as ptoduce/edit documents. I was a student in London at the time this phone came out, and I was probably one of the first people to get this device. I always thought that Microsoft should not have targeted business users for these devices because this phone had a lot of useful features for students. This phone allowed me to record lectures, take notes, do online research, write essays, and also keep.up to date with my email. One of the best things about it was that I did not need to carry a.portable computer with me everywhere when I wanted to write. I could go anywhere and do my work, while a lot of students I knew at the time either lugged their chunky laptops everywhere, and had to find a place that offered a powerpoint an internet connection (in 2008 few people had netbooks, mobile internet was fairly expensive and not always practical to use with laptops when on the move). I had the advantage of using this device that gave me a few hours of very good usage and I was free to go anywhere to study. Although more and more people are likelier to use their phones as a study aid now, back then it was unheard of. I actually used the phone's autofocus camera as a substitute for photocopying, saved a fortune, and didn't have lots of paper everywhere.
However, a few months after I bought it (August 2008 is when I got it), the touchscreen developed a fault. It had some kind of calibration issue which made the phone unusable. I sent it to HTC so it could be repaired but they sent it back without really fixing it (installing new firmware helped, but the hardware fault was still present). For a few months, I just put the phone away as I could not be bothered to send it for repairs again (because I was working full-time and just did not have the energy to deal with HTC). However, as it was covered by warranty and the phone was inherently good, I sent it for repairs again, and this time HTC installed a new LCD and the then-latest version of Windows 6.1. To say the phone surpassed user expectations would be an understatement. I got instant email on this phone, fairly decent internet access (for its time, internet was great, though today it it feels slow and limited. Still, most sites could still be accessed. In 2011, I broke the keyboard, and I was heartbroken because for me, as a writer and serial texter/emailer, this device is an extraordinary piece of kit. It has a fantastic keyboard, and Microsoft Word, which, as a writer is very useful. There are newer Windows and Android phones that have keyboards, plus lots of other features, but I am not prepared to purchase a new device because this excels in the basics, and those will always be the same. Sometimes usage is only limited to the basics. I don't think this device is great as a phone. It has a very laggy phone application and it can sometimes take ages to make/answer calls, but for texting and emailing, this is a great device. I don't have a sim in it anymore and use it over wi fi, and enjoy writing and typing when I need to, and for this purpose the phone will never be obsolete. I considered getting the HTC Touch Pro 2 but it was bigger and uglier. This phone looks very stylish, glossy and modern. The Touch Pro 2 looked a lot bigger and was similar to other keyboard based htc phones which is not a good look. I ask students and business users to seek this phone out. It still has a lot going for it, and.it would probably cost a lot less than many of the newer keyboard based phones, a lot of which offer the same core features.
I hav been using this phone since 08, had 8gb micro sd and works fine..lost the phone and jerk stole the card and returned phone to the store(cdma) lost all the good family/kids moments.
touch pro is a good fone, i have enjoy the fone so much if u dnt like the touch flo den download spb home it will change the whole backgrown and also iconsoft phoneEx and to many HD games just for free...
I think this phone is superb! I just want to know if this phone can use 8 GB of MicroSD memory card, without any problems. Does anyone know if it can hold 8 GB memory card?
roger, 04 Oct 2011hi i woud like to know how do i chance the language from france to english on the phone i did ... morehtc touch pro has windows mobile...just like computers...so the language can't be changed...
hi i woud like to know how do i chance the language from france to english on the phone i did buy it like that but dont know how to chance the language to english pls help me
I can't make video call....and i can't receive video call....anybody can help me..?
hi all this is basiacly business phone. i am using this phone last one year . no problem at all. and battory backup is also very good.
is this phone a gsm or cdma.http://orders.ebay.in/ws/eBayI...250862181687
please help.. thanks in advance
Great little device to develop on.. until it got bricked.. Oh well haha
SciGuy, 06 Jun 2011I did a lot of research on this phone, and I've got to say that I am sadly disappointed. I've ... moreagreed. it lags so much and problems with GPS even after tweaking... I have 2 touch pro. 1 lcd problem after warranty... wont be getting another HTC or Windows