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HTC Touch Pro
 

HTC Touch Pro

25 July 2008
Written by Mike Meers

The Pro is HTC’s latest edition to the Touch line, and is a business-oriented handset with its fare share of high-end features. Top-line features include a 2.8” slide-away touch LCD, Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS, HSDPA and WiFi connectivity, an internal GPS chipset, 3.2mpx auto focus camera, and a miniSD 2.0 compatible port.

From the front the Pro looks like most other candy-bar smartphones, with a large LCD positioned above a selection of navigational/dedicated functionality keys. But where’s the keypad? Slide the top section of the Pro to the right and a full QWERTY keyboard is revealed, with the display automatically re-orientated to landscape mode.

Speaking of displays, the Pro’s LCD is a massive 2.8” inch panel with 480 x 640 pixel resolution and touch-sensitivity. The display supports up to 65,536 colours and will be large enough to view documents and browse the web without having to constantly scroll left and right.

Powered by a Qualcomm MSM7201A processor clocked at 528MHz, the Pro runs Windows Mobile Professional 6.1. The handset has 288MB of RAM and 512MB of built-in ROM.

HTC’s own TouchFlo UI technology is an integral part of the Pro, and provides users with convenient touch-based gestures to control popular applications. Using finger swipes you can flick through lists such as contacts and messages, and specific gestures are pre-defined to open messages, music, and the Internet browser.

Connectivity-wise the Pro supports WCDMA 900/2100MHz 3G networks and GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz 2G networks. HSDPA up to 7.2Mbit/s (downlink) is supported for high-speed web downloads direct to your handset, or if you’re roaming in a 2G network you can use GPRS/EDGE. WiFi is also supported, with a 802.11b/g compatible chipset packed in to the Pro.

Local connectivity options Bluetooth and USB are also supported, as well as a TV-out port for sharing things like photos, videos, documents and presentations. Popular Bluetooth profiles such as A2DP are supported.

The Pro has a built-in GPS chipset and navigational software to provide turn-by-turn navigation when you’re out and about.

The HTC Touch Pro’s digital camera is an auto-focus 3.2mpx module, with built-in flash light. A secondary camera is located on the front of the Pro for video calling on compatible 3G networks.

The 1340mAh lithium-ion battery pack will give the HTC Touch Pro up to 378/419 (3G/2G) minutes of talk time, or up to 462/367 (3G/2G) hours of standby time. Additionally, up to 189 minutes of video calling can be pulled from a fully charged battery.

The Pro is a tad on the beefy side, measuring 102 x 51 x 18.05mm and weighing 165grams. It will be available in Australia around September/October.



FYI .:. HTC Touch Pro
(ETA September/October 2008 for Australia)


Basic specifications
Network system 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA/HSDPA 900/2100MHz
Form factor Horizontal slider
Size 102 x 51 x 18.05mm
Weight 165 grams
Display 2.8", touch-sensitive TFT LCD display @ 480 x 640 pixels
Battery type used Lithium-ion battery @ 1340mAh
Talk/usage time* Up to 419 minutes* (2G)
Up to 378 minutes* (3G)
Up to 189 minutes* (video-talk time)
Standby time* Up to 367 hours* (2G)
3G: Up to 462 hours* (3G)
 
Accompanying features
Connectivity options Bluetooth version 2.0, USB version 2.0, WiFi (802.11b/g) and TV-out
Camera support 3.2mpx digital camera with auto-focus and photo lights
Data support GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, and HSDPA (7.2Mbit/s)
Exchangeable covers None
Internet applications Internet Explorer Mobile
Memory
  Internal -
  External -
 
Yes, 512MB
Yes, microSD (SD 2.0 supported)
Messaging capabilities SMS, MMS, and e-mail
Ringing tones Polyphonic MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV and AMR-NB
Synchronisation with PC Yes, via PC
System for...
  Add-on applications -
  Gaming -
  Phone -
 
Java MIDP 2.0
Java MIDP 2.0
Windows Mobile Professional 6.1
Extras supported
(not listed above)
Qualcomm MSM7201A CPU @ 528MHz
TouchFlo 3D technology
Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
Internal GPS chipset
Stereo FM radio with RDS
Additional VGA camera for video calling

* As per manufacturer's specifications (with supplied battery)
^ Final specifications to be confirmed


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