The HTC Touch Pro is one of those sought after devices that took its sweet time getting to Canada. It’s currently available through Bell and Telus on several different price plans.
Telus HTC Touch Pro for $299.99 on a 3-year contract, $549.99 on a 2-year contract, $599.99 on a 1-year contract and the full buyout rate of $649.99. Bell HTC Touch Pro prices: 30-day:$599.95; 1-year: $549.95; 2-year: $449.95 and 3-year: $239.95
This is a touchscreen device that has a side slider QWERTY keyboard, 2.8″ colour screen, 640×480 VGA resolution, 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and camcorder, GPS, Music player, speakerphone, Accelerometer, Handwriting recognition and weighs 165 grams.
In our first review of the Pro we took a peek around the Telus version (Bell has a different interface). We found that the overall device felt nice in the hands and with a weight of 165 grams you’ll feel a difference when you compare it to the Touch Diamond which weighs in at 110 grams. This is mainly due to the QWERTY keyboard – a great asset to this smartphone. The touchscreen is very responsive and with the Touch Flo 3D navigation we found no lag time accessing the applications we needed.
The keyboard itself has 5 rows and looks exactly like your computer keyboard. For the size of the phone (102 x 51 x 18.1 mm) it does feel a bit tight to type e-mails, messages or web addresses, but this just takes some getting used to. Overall the feel of the keys have a “matte” feel to them.
In our first video review we looked into the browser, Touch Flo 3D navigation, Pictures and Video, Music. Our next reviews we will go more into the phone features, contacts, calendar, battery life, text messages and e-mails.