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The Touch Pro is HTC's flagship phone for 2008 and expands on the premium Touch Diamond with a full QWERTY keyboard and expandab

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Expandable storage

18 agree

QWERTY keyboard

17 agree

Integrated GPS

16 agree

High resolution screen

14 agree


12 agree

Touch FLO 3D navigation

10 agree

Full MP3 ring-tone and playback support

10 agree

Can be used as a tethered modem

10 agree

Runs Opera 9.5

9 agree

High quality camera

8 agree

Bundled with most of the accessories you'll need; Charger, USB Cable, Leather Case, Extra Stylus, Screen Protector, and Software

8 agree

Responsive touch screen

7 agree

Intuitive navigation

7 agree

"Favorite" contacts section which allows an accompanied picture for most frequently contacted people

7 agree

Screen is flush is casing

6 agree

Customizable and easy to self-adjust

6 agree

Uses Windows Mobile 6.1

6 agree

Capable of using custom ROMs to dramatically improve the device, including not yet released WinMo 6.5

3 agree

AT&T's FUZE version is very good

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.


9 agree

Battery Life not so great when using Data; even in the background

7 agree

Uses Windows Mobile for the Operating System

6 agree

Removal of Tilt features compared to HTC TyTN II

5 agree

Relatively thick when compared to other popular phones

5 agree

Poor construction/keyboard reliability

3 agree

Lots of lag

2 agree

Verizon version is crippled

2 agree

No current US 3G support

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The Touch Pro is HTC's flagship phone for 2008 and expands on the premium Touch Diamond with a full QWERTY keyboard and expandable microSD storage. It makes full use of its 2.8-inch VGA touch screen with the HTC's TouchFLO 3D, an interface designed to make navigation simple and intuitive. The 5-row QWERTY keyboard is great for typing up emails or making full use of the include Microsoft Office system. The HTC Touch Pro comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera which is standard for phones of its price range, though the auto-focus feature of the camera is more unique as it is something similiar phones, like the HTC Touch Cruise, do not have. Another interesting aspect is that GPS is integrated into the phone and can be syncronized with additional map software so that it can be used on a turn-by-turn basis.

Nearly all the specifications between the Touch Diamand and Touch Pro are the same, including the screen, interface, and connectivity options that include WiFi and 3G wireless. The Touch Pro is the second HTC device to use the TouchFLO 3D interface which is one of the most graphically intensive mobile device interfaces released in 2008.

  • 2.8" touch screen
  • Dimensions: 102mm x 51mm x 18.05mm
  • 640x480 resolution
  • TV-out capabilities with optional cable
  • 3.2MP camera with auto focus and flash
  • integrated GPS
  • WiFi and HSDPA connectivity
  • microSD slot
  • battery: 400 minutes of talk time, 450 hours standby
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Maurice Hargraves
12/29/2009 07:01

Excellent device it has it's disadvantages the battery life and sound issues. Overall 8 out of 10!

09/01/2009 12:44

Having used the Verizon TP for months now I can honestly say it's in no way crippled and in fact has excellent build quality compared to the others in my opinion. A little less RAM is not the same as crippled and it's rarely inconvenient if at all. I unlocked the GPS the day I got it, and later Verizon unlocked it on their own. The keyboard complaint about arrow placement is ridiculous and typing on it is easier in some ways with the wider keys.

The best part about the Touch Pro and Windows Mobile is the ability to completely wipe and replace the OS with a custom mod, giving you the ability to fix or modify just about anything about the device instead of having to settle with what the manufacturer gave you the day you opened the box. This is fairly unique to Windows Mobile and then even more unique to only the best WinMo phones out, one of which is the TP. And it's app community far exceeds the iphone due to generally good backwards compatibility with eariler Windows Mobile apps.

I didn't agree with any of the cons because they are subjective and I've not seen the cons at all in my use:

  • It's no longer expensive
  • I've had no keyboard issues and neither have many people, and the construction on mine is just fine though it's the Verizon one which I've been told is a notch above the others.
  • Mine's never lagged because I use a custom ROM, but even on the default ROM I know how to manage memory and not leave everything open overloading CPU/RAM resources.
  • Not tilting isn't a con when almost all other devices don't tilt.  That should be a pro for whatever phone does, not a con for all others.
  • How long the battery lasts depends on what you do with it.  If you use it mostly as a phone then it's got decent battery life.  Most people don't realize the reason the battery drains a lot is purely because we are using it so much.  I charge mine regularly in the car and on the desk next to me, because I literally use it nonstop.  You can't expect a device that gets used so much to not need regular charging.
  • Relatively thick compared to other phones?  Of course it is, it has a slideout keyboard and an excellent screen!  That's not a con it's a pro!  You can't have a tiny device and keep these pros.
Elad Koren
07/29/2009 06:13

After a few look-up, you can find a great site that helps you turn the Touch-pro (FUZE, in my case) to one of the best devices available, with a very long battery life and almost everything you need in a little device in your pocket.

Opposed to most, I think that when using windows mobile you have the best options to alter your device and make it most suitable for you.

Previously had an iPhone and gave it away to get the HTC touch pro - now I'm sorry I didn't do it earlier!

05/11/2009 02:26

Yes the Verizon con is pointless; and I'm irate that Verizon bought out Alltel, Verizon is terrible and I don't look forward to locked phones and higher plans at all. Thank god I signed a two year contract at the last minute that they have to honor for two years even when they are just Verizon.

As for the Touch Pro; I love it, its an amazing phone even with the Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system. When it first arrives there is some slowdown with the Touchflow 3D software which can easily be taken care of with some registry edits and cache tweaks. The worst con worth mentioning is the battery life; which is sucked dry in less than six hours if the data connection is left on (yes you can turn it off when not in use, and it comes back on automatically when you use something that requires data). Otherwise just working as a phone, the Pro will last about two days without a charge. Definitely NOT a phone for long road trips without a car charger, but its a PocketPC, what do you expect? Battery life on PPCs is usually terrible.

Everything else is awesome, especially with the tweaks I have yet to find a flaw. Oh and that annoying message sent notification every time you send a text with a Windows Mobile phone can also be turned off with a registry edit.

03/04/2009 06:21

I'm gonna wait for the HTC Touch Pro 2.

Btw, the Verizon comment is useless, since that has nothing to do with HTC or the Phone itself but soley with Verizon as a cell phone company.

07/02/2008 06:13

These phones that HTC are releasing look pretty damn sweet, and from a high level look like decent competitors to the iPhone. I give Kudos to HTC for being one of the only cell phone manufacturers that can even come close to what Apple is doing. I think of them like Creative in the MP3 space.

What tips the balance in Apple's favor for me is the whole application side of things. I just don't think the HTC device will have the same level of developer support, and thus application ecosystem that the iPhone will garner. And obviously that's a big selling point to me.

It'll be interesting to see what happens when HTC adopts the Android platform and marries quality hardware design with Google's software.

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