HTC has announced two smartphones, one of which has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and 3.6-inch touchscreen.
The HTC Touch Pro2 is designed to attract business users. It runs the Windows Mobile operating system and has a full QWERTY keyboard. A feature called ‘Straight Talk’ allows you to conduct a full audio conference call through the loudspeaker.
HTC TouchPro 2 screen
The touchscreen on the Touch Pro2 is a huge 3.6-inches, that’s slightly bigger than the screen on the Apple iPhone. It also features a 3.2Mp camera, an FM radio and a multimedia player. However, the phone is a hefty model at 175g – double the weight of some phones.
HTC says that the Touch Pro2 should be out in the summer.
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HTC Touch Diamond2
An update of the Touch Diamond, the Diamond2 is set to appear in the shops in the spring. It features a 3.2-inch touchscreen, a 5Mp camera with autofocus, GPS, Wi-Fi connectivity and an improved battery. Like the Pro2, the Diamond2 runs Windows Mobile.
Jon Barrow, Which? mobile phones expert, said: ‘HTC aren’t very well known in the UK but hope the launch of these two new models will help change that. We were quite impressed with last year’s Touch Diamond although it was let down by the poor battery life. It sounds that HTC has addressed this problem and, if that’s the case, the Touch Diamond 2 promises to be a very impressive device and one we look forward to testing.’
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