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HTC Touch Pro (CDMA) review

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The HTC Touch Pro (CDMA) currently has an Informr score of 6.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

The HTC Touch Pro is a powerhouse device, packed with features and remarkably capable. Running on Windows Mobile Pro 6.1 Professional, the Touch Pro merges a seamless TouchFLO 3D interface with an ergonomic, full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Pick your input method and have a ball!

While fully able to handle a buy professional’s itinerary, the HTC Touch Pro is so feature-rich that its overall appeal should entice a broad swath of consumers. The TouchFLO interface is immensely intuitive, making it a pleasure to use, even for the non-geeks among us.

The HTC Touch Pro includes a beautiful 2.8” VGA display boasting 480 x 640 pixel resolution, a powerful 528 MHz processor, 3MP camera, music player and much more.

Pros: Powerful, easy-to-use, intuitive, crisp display, excellent camera, additional apps available, built with quality materials.

Cons: No WiFi, TouchFLO sometimes has slight lag, only available in black.

Verdict: The HTC Touch Pro is powerful and intuitive enough to accommodate almost any lifestyle, looks great and is fun to use. This is a top shelf device that will grow with you.


Operating system
Windows Mobile
Processor
528 MHz
Screen Size
2.8"
Camera
3+ MP



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HTC released the Touch Pro (CDMA) on September 10, 2008.


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HTC backs up the Touch Pro (CDMA) with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2.8"

The HTC Touch Pro (CDMA)'s screen size is 2.8 inches with 640 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
528 MHz

There is a Qualcomm 7501A 528 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
328 MB

Internal memory is 328 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1340mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1340 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 15.5 days standby time, 419 minutes.

Touch Pro (CDMA) Specs

Overview
Release date September 10, 2008
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

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Processor Qualcomm 7501A 528 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 328 MB
RAM 288 MB
ROM 512 MB
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.43 W/kg
Body: 1.48 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1340 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 419 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 15.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.2 x 5.1 x 1.8 cm (4 x 2 x 0.7 in)
Weight 150 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 640 x 480 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint Mobile
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): HTC Herman, E30HT

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Hated the phone

I am on my second HTC Touch Pro in 30 days. The first was defective, but the second one doesn't work much better. This phone freezes/crashes frequently when it doesn't get good signal. I was using the camera feature on a mountain top and the phone froze up and then dumped my contact list.(?!?!?!)....More
I am on my second HTC Touch Pro in 30 days. The first was defective, but the second one doesn't work much better. This phone freezes/crashes frequently when it doesn't get good signal. I was using the camera feature on a mountain top and the phone froze up and then dumped my contact list.(?!?!?!). Had I not backed up the list, it would have been gone. Technical support says they have heard of this happening with some frequency. Also, the signal strength is horrible. My last phone had an external antennae, so maybe that's the difference, but where my old phone used to get full service, this one got between 1 and 2 bars. My least favorite thing is the touch screen. It is clumsy to use. For instance, if you touch the clock accidently on the home screen, it opens up into settings so you can change the time. I have tapped the clock when trying to answer the phone and then struggle to get the phone display up instead. The weather feature on the main menu only offers metropolitan areas (nothing within 300 miles of my home) and the program button is 1/2 inch above the remove button, so frequently you hit both and by touching one of the programs on the program menu, you end up deleting the programs. I would not recommend this phone at all. Less

Great Phone Blows away iPhone and Storm

I have had this phone for about 3 days and it is Great, I have had one of the Original PDA with the keyboard like this and on mobile 5. I really liked it and wanted to upgrade my phone. Was contemplating the iPhone, or the BB Storm. However iPhone was not provided by my carrier. I was just about t...More
I have had this phone for about 3 days and it is Great, I have had one of the Original PDA with the keyboard like this and on mobile 5. I really liked it and wanted to upgrade my phone. Was contemplating the iPhone, or the BB Storm. However iPhone was not provided by my carrier. I was just about to get a storm when I just happened to see this one. after checking it out and the features I opted for the Touch Pro. I extremely like the Touch Flo functionality, It takes a little getting used to swipping your fingers to change items and scrolling, but that is the same for all new touch phones, and is overcome in a day or two. Would Highly recommend this phone to anyone considering the iPhone, Storm or any PDA!! Less

Decent....not great

I've owned this phone for about a week to replace my HTC640. This one actually feels a little bulky...and i'd even go so far as to say a little clumsy. When you open the keyboard, something about it doesn't seem right. It works fine...but it doesn't feel like the keyboard is a natural part of the pho...More
I've owned this phone for about a week to replace my HTC640. This one actually feels a little bulky...and i'd even go so far as to say a little clumsy. When you open the keyboard, something about it doesn't seem right. It works fine...but it doesn't feel like the keyboard is a natural part of the phone. Typing on the keyboard isn't as natural feeling as the ones where the keyboard it mounted on the front of the phone. The keys are a little small and hard to get used to. I find myself sometimes not even wanting to bother opening it, and using the touch screen with the stylus. This isn't ideal for typing...and in the long run slower i'm sure...but since the keyboard is a little aqward, I end up using the stylus more than I would like. It takes a little time to figure out where things are in the menus...but not too long. One thing I don't really like is how easy it is to accidentally select something when scrolling through the menus. Fortunatly...the "back" key generally undoes whatever you accidentally did. The call quality is NOT as good as I would like. It works...but it sounds to me like cellphones did about 10 years ago during some calls. The advertised battery life is a complete lie. My phone will only last a day, under very low talk use....and surfing maybe a total of 10 minutes and about 10 minutes of flipping through menus. The "G" Sensor...or the thing that tells the phone how to display stuff based on how you hold the phone, is fairly easy to confuse. If you open the keyboard and then close it, it takes a few seconds for the screen to react. Not a huge deal...but it could be a little quicker. I was mostly dissapointed with the GPS. I assumed, like the Iphone, that right out of the box i'd have a decent GPS, with its own software. Sadly, you have to use it with 3rd party software. I used it with Google...and it works...but it takes about 2 minues to find a satellite which really takes the fun out of it. Lastly, since I don't use outlook at home, I don't know that you can easily transfer contact info to your PC. This is something my Palm is very good at. It's nice to be able to edit contact info in Palm's desktop application, and transfer it from your PC to the device...and vice-versa. I wish HTC/Windows Mobile would start doing this. All-in-all...i'm just trying to point out some flaws. In the grand scheme of things, it's a pretty nice phone to own. It looks cool and seems to have a lot of features which I am still finding. My biggest complaint is the battery (well...that and the price :)) Less

Intuitive powerhouse

I have had this phone since saturday--i love it so far,,,, I am just getting all my numbers transfered,,,,there are so many things it does that i have left my laptop and aircard at home. It is going to be a little while before i get to know more about all the apps etc., but after handling the storm a...More
I have had this phone since saturday--i love it so far,,,, I am just getting all my numbers transfered,,,,there are so many things it does that i have left my laptop and aircard at home. It is going to be a little while before i get to know more about all the apps etc., but after handling the storm and omnia at the verizon store this smartphone made them look and feel like toys. Very cool for a non geek...nice touch flo over win 6.1.... 269.00 with corporate discount... Less

Definitely one that has it all

Offers a large, 2.8" 480 x 640 pixel display, full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Touch Flo 3D finger-swipe navigation and much more. This is one of the most talked about phones of the year. Powerful, fun and easy to use, this phone is definitely one that has it all.


It comes with 288 megabytes of RAM, built-in GPS, stereo FM radio, MP3 player and pre-loaded productivity programs including Word, Excel, Power Point and One Note. And all of these great features run courtesy of MS Mobile 6.1 Professional.

Offers a large, 2.8" 480 x 640 pixel display, full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Touch Flo 3D finger-swipe navigation and much more. This is one of the most talked about phones of the year. Powerful, fun and easy to use, this phone is definitely one that has it all.


It comes with 288 megabytes of RAM, built-in GPS, stereo FM radio, MP3 player and pre-loaded productivity programs including Word, Excel, Power Point and One Note. And all of these great features run courtesy of MS Mobile 6.1 Professional.

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Beauty and Utility

FFinally a union of beauty and function. The Touch Pro is an excellent upgrade from the Mogul. The difference might not seem as drastic as they were between the 6700 and 6800(Mogul) it greatly improves on some key areas. Aesthetically, in my opinion it just looks much much better. it also has a nicer...More
FFinally a union of beauty and function. The Touch Pro is an excellent upgrade from the Mogul. The difference might not seem as drastic as they were between the 6700 and 6800(Mogul) it greatly improves on some key areas. Aesthetically, in my opinion it just looks much much better. it also has a nicer feel. Not to heavy and fits in your hand very comfortably. Honestly i prefer its thickness over the Touch Diamond. I love that the screen is flush with edges of the phone making it much easier to clean debris and residue from the screen, unlike the Mogul where it often would get trapped in the corners of the screen. Also the addition of a 5th row of keys makes typing much easier (though it does require some adjusting if you are accustomed to the Mogul keyboard). Another great physical change is that the speaker is now located on the top of device instead of the back, making it much easier to hear your phone ring while in its pouch versus on the Mogul where the speaker is on the back and can be muffled by the pouch. The true beauty of this phone are internal. The much needed extra memory allows the Touch Pro to run multiple apps at a capacity that would've easily crippled the Mogul. Another great but very basic improvement is the phone application. Anyone who has a Mogul knows how frustrating the phone keypad can be, making the most basic function of the phone a challenge. The first improvement I noticed was the huge difference in the accuracy and responsiveness of the touch screen while dialing numbers. Another huge difference is the opera browser. Browsing the web is a much improved process with improved access to new sites and a much better interface combing true touch screen panning, zooming and scrolling with the touch sensitive navigation pad. Also, the ability to easily browse multiple pages is worth mentioning. The sound quality is great and i love the ability to hold the talk button to toggle between speaker phone and regular phone. Yet another useful feature is the "save as contact?" prompt that the Touch Pro automatically asks when a new number is either dialed or calls you. The Touchflo 3D home screen will make this phone much easier for new users to utilize this phones potential. Other great secondary factors are the easily accessible youtube and sprint TV links. Though these were never important features to me personally, they are very nice and it is great to have the option especially when iphone owners try to show off. It is features such as this that truly make this an universal device for work and play. The clarity of the screen is something that really has stepped up on this phone and puts it a cut above the Mogul. It makes pictures beautiful and text crystal clear. There are many more features that i could talk about (like the addition of MMS messaging (finally!)) but I want to try to keep this as short as possible. This phone greatly improves upon an already excellent phone. Addressing many of its short comings and make a much more user friendly device. As far as negative attributes i do not have much to comment on. The battery can be an issue straight out of the box, but once you adjust the backlight and a few of the other settings this no longer is an issue. Im sure i will encounter more issues as i use the phone. I got mine a little early (10/27 at Best Buy) so I've had little time to play with it and so far no major issues. There are a few very little issues I have that I'm sure will be addressed with an update (sometimes the on screen keyboard (which is pretty impressive especially when compared to the Mogul's) switches from T9 to ABC mode randomly, small but frustrating). Again for brevity's sake I will rap it up, I don't think I missed any large features negative or positive. Less
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