CNET takes a look at an unlocked version of the HTC Touch Pro2, which has yet to hit stateside. Check out the hands-on photos.
The waiting game
The HTC Touch Pro2 was introduced at GSMA 2009 back in February as the replacement to the HTC Touch Pro. However, there have been no U.S. carrier announcements just yet, though T-Mobile and Sprint are rumored to be among the carriers who will offer the Windows Mobile smartphone.
The Touch Pro2 boasts a magnificent 3.6-inch WVGA touch screen with a 65,000-color output and 480x800-pixel resolution. The smartphone uses HTC's TouchFlo 3D interface, and like the HTC Touch Diamond2, you now get tabs for your calendar and stock quotes, and there's an option to add and remove tabs on the Home screen.
Measuring 4.57 inches tall by 2.33 inches wide by 0.68 inch thick and weighing 6.61 ounces, the Touch Pro2 doesn't seem that much bigger than the Nokia N97 (4.6 inches tall by 2.1 inches wide by 0.6 inch thick; 5.29 ounces) on paper.
Going back to the days of the AT&T Tilt, HTC brought back the tilting screen. When open, you can angle the Touch Pro2's display so it's easier to see when placed on a flat surface or while you're typing a message.
One area that benefits from the smartphone's larger size is the Touch Pro2's QWERTY keyboard, which is outstanding. The buttons are wide and there's a good amount of spacing between them, so even users with large thumbs shouldn't have many problems with it.