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Video look at the HTC Touch Pro

image Managed to get my hands on the much anticipated HTC Touch Pro today and I have had a few minutes to put together a quick video look at the hardware and software of the device and I have to say so far I am very impressed with the usability and overall speed of the TouchFlo UI. I will be writing up a full review, but before I do I will be using the device for a few days to make sure I get a good feel for it. In the meantime check out the video after the break.

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HTC drivers for Shift

shift-20080814-161450 HTC seem to be getting better at supporting their devices (Thanks Mobility Today.) They have upped some new drivers for the HTC Shift. Hitting us with updates of the Intel Chipset Driver, Intel VGA Driver, Vista EC Driver, Touch Screen Driver, Synaptics Micro Pad Driver, Realtek Audio Driver, Vitakey AC5023 Fingerprint Software and Driver Update, and Extension Kit (USB, Lan Port) Driver.

Via MoDaCo

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Touch Pro Benchmarked

touch-pro-out-thumb HTC Touch Pro has been benchmarked against a few of the other handsets in it range. The HTC Touch Diamond, the Toshiba Portégé G810, and the HTC P6500. See the results from Mobilelife via The Phone Report after the break.

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Mobile Tech Moment Podcast Episode 2

image Steve Trotto over at Steve has started a podcast that covers all things tech with specific emphasis on mobile phones and mobile technology. Steve has been writing for Mobility Today for nearly ten years now and also has his own blog which is a great resource. I was invited to join him for a chat this week about the iPhone 3G and the HTC Touch Pro, you can download the podcast here or subscribe in iTunes here. Be sure to check it out.

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HTC Touch Pro size comparison pictures

HTC Pro1Just received the HTC Touch Pro and whilst I am putting the device through some heavy testing I thought it might be interesting to post some comparison shots of the phone compared with a Nokia N95 8 Gig and the iPhone 3G as a lot has been written about the phone resembling a brick. Well I have to tell you with my first impressions it feels great in the hand and nothing like a brick, very similar in size to the N95. Pictures after the break.

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Twitter stopping SMS in the UK and Europe

image Well this is really bad news and now makes Twitter a much less attractive service for those of us outside of the US, Canada and India. Due to the high cost of SMS, Twitter SMS updates will only be available in the US, Canada and India. Well for me getting updates via SMS is the main feature of this application and it maybe time to look for alternatives. The full statement from Twitter is after the break.

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Tracy and Matt unbox the HTC Touch Pro

Touch_Pro_outTracy and Matt are the first to get the HTC Touch Pro and they have unboxed it. They have a video and a bunch of specs. Looking forward to their full review in a couple of days.

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HTC Touch Pro unboxed (exclusive!)

Ever since the HTC press conference announcing the HTC Touch Diamond three months ago people have been asking “Where’s the one with the Keyboard?” Well finally, thanks to Clove Technology we’ve been able to get our hands on an HTC Touch Pro review unit.

HTC Touch Pro

The phone arrived just a few hours ago so I decided to record the customary unboxing ceremony for you to have a look at:

HTC Touch Pro unboxed

My initial thoughts are that the Touch Pro is an extremely nice device, the screen seems to be more sensitive than the Touch Diamond and it looks like HTC have spent the extra time with the Pro refining a few things. The TouchFlo3D interface seems more fluid and that QWERTY keyboard it great. It’s a little bit bigger than I had anticipated and looks almost twice as thick as the Diamond plus the additional 50 grams may not sound like a lot but make it close to 50% heavier. Also, that TV-out feature that everyone has been talking about requires a special cable that you have to buy separately!

We’ll have a full review for you soon but expect some comments and photos over the next few days too!

EDIT: More photos can be found HERE.

EDIT (again): Our HTC Touch Pro review is now live!

HTC Touch Pro specification:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • Qualcomm MSM 7201A @ 528MHz
  • 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM
  • 2.8″ VGA screen
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR
  • eGPS
  • 3.1MP Camera with flash
  • Forward facing VGA camera
  • G-sensor (same as the Diamond)
  • FM Radio
  • TV-Out feature
  • microSD card slot (thank goodness!)
  • 1350mAh battery
  • 51x99x17mm
  • 165 grams
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