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Microsoft Windows Phone HTC Touch Pro 2, HD2 Hands-on Video -- Smartphone Round Robin

Week 4 of the 2009 Smartphone Round Robin brings me face-to-big-glass-face with our most ancient nemesis -- Microsoft's Windows Mobile Phone, this year spawning the killer keyboard of the HTC Touch Pro 2, and the monstrous hardware of the HTC HD2. Yes, that's 2 times HTC version 2 devices and to help me out, I've got the dark lord of WMExperts himself, the one and only WMExperts Phil Nickinson to show me the ropes -- and quite honestly to help me lift that ginormous HD2 onto the table!

Remember, every day you post on my WMExperts Forums thread, you're entered for a chance to win the Windows Phone of your choice. (And there's a total of 6 smartphones up for grabs -- one per SPE site -- so check them all out!)

This week also brings the yin to my yang, the productivity to my play, my best frenemy forever, CrackBerry Kevin back to TiPb and the iPhone he claims never to use. Head on over to the TiPb forums and help him out, would you? (i.e. show him some neat new games). And get a chance to win an iPhone 3GS for your troubles.

Video hands-on with the Touch Pro 2 and HD2 after the break!

[YouTube Video link]

Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Sorry Kevin, that 23.5 hours is TALK TIME not overall USAGE. My 3GS is my primary phone and I only have 2 days and 10 hours on mine. Your CrackBerry cred is in peril!
  • Video is not viewable on mobile device.
  • Uughh... just horrible.
  • Google usually gets the iPhone version out fairly fast, but there's no set time frame for how long it takes them to transcode and make it available. :(
  • I have to admit, if the new iPhone this year doesn't have a screen as big and as clear as the HD2, I'm jumping ship!
  • As much as I hate to have a phone running any kind of windows version, I sure love that hugh screen on the HD2. And as Dexter said ... if Apple doesnt improve on the next iphone with a larger display and LED flash, I am jumping ship!!
  • that screen is pretty nice.
  • There is so much to like about both this NYC and the iPhone. I find myself flip flopping
  • The iPhone probable won't get a bigger screen just high definition. Most likely you will be jumping ship then.
  • Oh yes people, it's all about getting a bigger screen isn't?
    For crying out loud, if you want a bigger screen so bad, why not just but a net book!
  • 1 day old TP2 and having some adjustment shock. I will look thoroughly thru this internet site, nonetheless it is so diverse from my q and my palm 800 which have been each largely the similar. At this time the only factor I really comprehend is how to access internet ( which is why I purchased it ) Generating calls recieving messages is tougher, moving photos to TP@ so I can use it as being a viewer looks difficult. I can move them but i want them being quickly observed around the device. Finding out curve I hope is all.