A couple of days ago, I was able to attend the media launch of HTC’s latest model on its popular line of Touch phones. The HTC Touch Pro. Touted as the smart phone where power meets beauty and work meets play… and your money meets its demise. Well, for me anyway.
Its suggested retail price of Php50,800 (around 9k more than the Diamond) is the most expensive phone in its class. But it has the right to command that hefty price with its slick and stylish design and its host of powerful features that would surely appeal to the business executives.
First thing I noticed was its vibrant 2.8-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen. The images and text are crisp with its VGA resolution that they claim provides four times resolution than most smart phones. It’s not that big of a phone as well.
Its improved TouchFLO 3D interface looks really impressive while browsing through your photos, music, etc. Although purely eye candy, it’s what most HTC Touch Diamond users love about the new HTC phones and it can surely add up to that awesome user experience.
It runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro so you’ll have no problem synchronizing with your Microsoft Outlook and dealing with Microsoft documents. Actually, one of its coolest feature is it’s TV Out port so you can use the Touch Pro to run your Powerpoint presentations on a projector. Pretty nifty if you suddenly have your laptop die on you while delivering that crucial presentation.
It’s like having a mini-laptop on the palm of your hand. And if you decide to get serious, you can slide out its five-row QWERTY keyboard for quickly composing your e-mails or editing that Word document.
Aside from that here’s the rest of the features worthy of its price:
Processor: Qualcomm 528MHZ
Network: HSDPA/WCMDA, Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
GSP: Internal GPS antenna
Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi (b/g only), HTC ExtUSB
Camera: 3.2 megapixel with flash and auto focus, secondary VGA camera in front for video conferencing
Audio: Built-in microphone, speaker and FM radio
Expansion Slot: microSD (up to 16GB)
The phone may not be for you but it would be an excellent gift idea for your boss if he’s about to choose who to promote between you and your colleague.
Calvin is a newbie blogger who’s working as an IT consultant and blogs for a hobby. He has his own personal blog, Calvin’s Hub, where he writes about his thoughts on just about everything that interests him.