The Touch Pro2 provides the entire spectrum of powerful communication tools to get your point across... so that you are always at your best. With gleaming design, the Touch Pro2 radiates the level of professionalism to match your career in every way.Business success depends on human interaction. You can often get more done with a quick phone call or a face to face meeting than you can in strings of emails. So why do all business phones seem to ignore the importance of calls? The Touch Pro2 treats your calls with as much care and attention as your messages. This device is an upgrade to the Touch Pro. A larger display that tilts up has been added. This phone utilizes 3G world roaming plus a 3.5mm audio jack. Other features include MP3 player, Facebook integration, auto-rotate, business card scanner, QWERTY keyboard, memory card slot, Windows Mobile, GPS navigation, 3 mega pixel camera, and WiFi.
Combining the convenience of a tilting touch screen with the practicality of a slide out full QWERTY keyboard, the HTC Tilt 2 smartphone from AT&T keeps you connected with friends, business partners and world events with its ultra-fast HSDPA 3G cellular connectivity and the revamped Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system. It intelligently arranges your conversations by people, not by the application that you use to communicate with them. So when looking at your contacts, you can now see a history of your conversations in whatever form it took place, quickly and easily--even Facebook updates.
Stay connected with friends, business partners and world events wherever you roam with the sleek HTC Tilt 2, which features a slide-out/slide-away touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard, and Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system.
The Tilt 2's high-resolution 3.6-inch touchscreen slides out to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard--which is optimized for heavy email use--and it can be easily tilted for an expanded viewing area. You'll also enjoy excellent conference calling with the speakerphone's dual speakers, dual microphones and advanced noise cancellation with StraightTalk technology that links email, conference calling. Activate the speakerphone by simply turning over the device and then easily mute the microphone with the separate mute button on the back.
The updated Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system includes a revamped Internet Explorer Mobile web browser and the ability to see alerts even if you're on a call or have password-protected your phone. You'll stay easily connected to your business and personal data on the go with support for a wide variety of email accounts as well as the ability to edit Microsoft Office documents. And with the new Microsoft My Phone and Windows Marketplace for Mobile services (as well as AT&T's Appcenter), you can easily back up your data to the web and download great apps respectively. The HTC Tilt 2 augments Windows Mobile 6.5 with HTC's innovative TouchFLO 3D overlay, which makes it easy to navigate with your finger.
This phone can quickly download video, music and more over AT&T's lightning quick HSPDA 3G network. Additionally, with AT&T's 3G network, you can listen to a conference call on a headset while sending and receiving email attachments, picture messages or Web pages at the same time. This GPS-enabled phone can access the AT&T Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions as well as its Video Share service, which enables you to send video of yourself to another compatible phone while making a voice call. See more details on optional AT&T services below.
Other features include a 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder, integrated Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g), Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming as well as tethering capabilities (with optional AT&T subscription), microSD memory expansion up to 32 GB, and up to 8.5 hours of talk time.
Fast 3G connectivity via AT&T's HSDPA/UMTS network (850/1900 MHz bands; 3.6/7.2 Mbps speeds with network availability)
GPS navigation capabilities via AT&T Navigator service includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options.
3.2-inch touchscreen for easy navigation and ultra-sharp viewing of videos, websites, and photos
Large slide-out/slide-away QWERTY keyboard with task acceleration keys
Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system provides enhancements such as a touch-friendly user interface and improved browser with Flash support. Content and applications are just a fingertip away on the redesigned Start Menu and Internet Explorer Mobile supports the rich experiences you find on Web pages viewed on your PC. (Learn more)
3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus, panoramic mode, geotagging, video capture capabilities and wide range of camera settings and tools
Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go
Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity with stereo music streaming (A2DP) capabilities as well as hands-free headsets and car kits and tethering with your PC (with optional tethering plan). (Learn more)
Digital audio player enables you to create and manage playlists right on the phone; compatible with MP3, WMA and unprotected AAC/AAC+ formats.
FM radio with RDS capabilities displays the name of the currently playing song (when tuned to compatible radio stations).
Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off.
Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB
Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture and IM instant messaging (via popular services including AOL, Yahoo!, and MSN)
Personal and corporate email includes up to five consumer email accounts and one corporate Microsoft Exchange email account
Download and edit Word, Excel, and OneNote files as well as download and view PPT, PDF and ZIP files
PC-like, full HTML web browsing with Internet Explorer Mobile
Pre-loaded applications include Facebook, YouTube, Mobi4Biz, Mobile Banking, MSN Money, MSN Weather, My Cast, NewsBreak, Online Locker, WikiMobile, WorldCard Mobile, FM radio, JetCet Print 5, JetCet Presenter 6, Getting Started, Windows Office Mobile (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote), Windows Live Lite, Windows Internet Explorer Mobile, Opera browser
Pre-loaded games include Astraware Sudoko, Astraware boardgames, Bubble Breaker, Diner Dash 2, Ferrari GT Evolution, Guitar Hero IV, Ms Pac Man, Scrabble, Solitaire, Teeter
Downloadable games, applications, wallpaper and more
Voice dialing capabilities
3.5mm stereo headset adapter included in the box
Vital Statistics The HTC Tilt 2 weighs 6.3 ounces and measures 4.54 x 2.33 x 0.65 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 8.5 hours of talk time, and up to 480 hours (20 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T's dual-band 3G network (850/1900 MHz; HSDPA/UMTS). Learn more about this phone's technical specifications below.
What's in the Box Handset, rechargeable battery, travel charger, USB charge/sync cable, extra stylus, screen protector, 3.5mm stereo headset adapter, quick start guide, CD with user guide
High-speed data connectivity via AT&T's 3G mobile broadband data network: The dual-band 850/1900 MHz 3G network provides up to 3.6/7.2 Mbps of download speed, making it possible to enjoy a variety of feature-rich wireless multimedia services, and it gives you the advantage of offering simultaneous voice and data services. In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways. Providing average data speeds between 75-135Kbps, it's fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services, including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and email on the go.
The full-featured, premium AT&T Navigator GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Yellowpages.com. Additionally, AT&T Navigator is the only mobile phone-based GPS service that provides integrated speech recognition for address entry and points of interest search.
AT&T's Video Share service enables you to send a live, one-way video stream to another compatible phone during a standard voice call. The service also allows you to switch the direction of the video stream during the same phone call. (Customers must be in an area served by the company's 3G network and have a Video Share-enabled phone.) While using Video Share with family and friends is a fun way to communicate, it's also very useful for business. For example, a majority of users in the architecture, engineering and construction industries rated the ability to share live video through Video Share highly, according to research commissioned by AT&T. Video Share lets you see progress on a job site or review the day's work without having to drive from an office or other site to do so.
AT&T Mobile Music enables you to buy tracks while on the go, access the Napster and eMusic subscription music services, stream music video, discover what's playing with Music ID song-recognition software, and find out what's hot with The Buzz music news portal.
Windows Mobile 6.5 combines entirely new features with many enhancements to help you stay connected and manage your busy life. From a more intuitive gesture-driven interface (you can tap, drag, click, and pan) to a revamped Start screen, access and navigation are fast and easy. And with the new Microsoft My Phone and Windows Marketplace for Mobile services you can easily back up your data to the web and download great apps. With Windows Mobile 6.5, you can see alerts even if you’re on a call or have password-protected your phone. You’ll see new e-mail and text messages, missed calls and voice-mail notifications, and the date, time, and next calendar appointment. Other enhancements include:
The new lock screen displays new messages and appointments without requiring that you enter a PIN when the phone is locked.
You can easily customize your Today screen to display and access new e-mails, text messages, and other high-level information with a simple tap.
The new Start screen provides ultimate access and control: quickly browse and open programs; easily customize program order (move the most used apps to the top) and add your favorite web sites.
Internet Explorer Mobile provides a full, rich web viewing experience similar to the experience on your PC.
The improved Windows Media Player Mobile lets you view full-screen video and provides audio and video playback enhancements, like pausing a song or video when you receive a call.
Use the new My Phone Service to sync your phone and data to the web so it’s backed up and accessible.
Express your sense of style with designer-theme-based phones (like the new Halo design) or create your own custom themes.
New MSN Widgets provide real-time information on weather and stocks.
This phone also provides Bluetooth wireless connectivity (version 2.0), and includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and file transfer. With the A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock. You can connect your laptop (either via Bluetooth or wired USB) and enjoy dial-up networking--surf the Internet, send email, and access files from a server (additional charges or subscription applicable).
Bluetooth profiles include: A2DP (stereo music streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets), DUN (dial-up networking), FTP (file transfer), OPP (object push for business cards, calendar items, and pictures), PAN (personal area networking)
The AT&T mobile phone stores have just received a limited quantity of HTC Tilt 2's. I have one. I think the Tilt 2 is as good as the I-phone, if not better--it's got a big and brilliant screen; in our (non-scientific) head to head test, the Tilt 2 accessed my stock trading site as fasssst as the I-phone; and the Tilt 2 has the added bonus of a slide out keyboard.
You know how keyboard-less smart phones require that you access the search screen and then require you to switch screens to input your search criteria? No more with the AT&T HTC Tilt 2 because you've got the slide out keyboard.
And, I tested the Tilt 2 for 10 days--the battery life is robust! It lasted for two days of 8 hours of regular and varied smart phone use--internet access to check stock prices every hour and on the hour, e-mail updates every 4 hours, and constant phone use. That's 16 hours of use before having to recharge. And the Tilt 2 recharges quickly--a couple of hours max!
Most of all, you have the slide out full QWERTY keyboard. No more switching between search window and typing in your search criteria while blind. As you type on the slide out keyboard, your entries appear in the search field. You can correct typing errors immediately--so critical in finding the right Website--how many times have you typed "Help" when you meant Yelp!?! And texting is a breeze--u don't have 2 scroll through keys with multiple alpha and numeric values. There's even a separate key for the @ sign and the dot (.):>)
My Secretary even likes the way the Tilt 2 sounds when I use it in my car via blue tooth--she says it doesn't sound like I'm under water anymore.Read more ›
Don't buy this telephone if you want to play games, surf the internet, or run esoteric apps which entertain the idle mind and create millionaires! BUT.... if you want a true GPS navigator which will work anywhere in the world to within a few feet; if you want to be able to make telephone calls anywhere in the world, and you occasionally want to be able to check email if wireless isn't available for your laptop, then this is the phone for you. In addition, built in services enable a quick check on flight status by flight number or airport, telephone number look-up with automatic routing to the location, a check on the weather where you are or anywhere else, and internet access in an emergency. It has to be in an emergency because trying to use a webpage on a screen as small as a cellphone is not comfortable! But if you have to, you can. You can text with a qwerty keyboard and a nice feature is that the entire conversation ripples down the screen as the messages continue. You can also take pretty nice pictures and you can geotag them - no zoom though. You can use Ciao! to let friends know where you are... that's for those who can't be bothered to call and tell them. What more do you want? It is a telephone, not a mobile entertainment center.
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I finally broke down and decided to replace my 6 year old HP iPaq 2755 PDA with a smart phone. I've been comparing phones for months before settling on the Tilt 2. I've been using Win Mobile products since the HP Jornada so am no stranger to the WinMo interface. Overall the phone is pretty good but there is enough there to make me glad that I can purchase something better next year when the new models come out. Here's what I like and don't;
Pros *Build qualify is overall excellent. The battery door could be more solid, but everything else including the slide hinge are top notch. *Great sound quality; equal to or better than my Blackberry Pearl. *Beautiful screen, very readable even by 40+ eyes. *Usable keyboard; not great, but decent and helpful when you need to actually type in a long URL. *Good Resistive display. Yes, you read that right, I like the resistive touch. No matter how good the little keyboards or on screen keyboard are, the are no match for decent handwriting recognition which is built into WinMo 6.5. It work great on this phone, I can actually take decent notes during meetings. *Plenty of built in useful apps like a real MS Word processor, Excel spreadsheet, PowerPoint, games, calculator etc. No need to spend $$ getting them off some app store. *Some halfway decent ring tones are also included. *Stable - it has only crashed twice, once and that was due to a 3rd part app which I have since uninstalled and the other was Opera. *Tilt screen- it really is nice. *Overall size is nearly perfect to fit in your pocket but still be able to use for video, pictures and reading. *Web experience is pretty decent to with the WinMo version of Internet Explorer. Of course I'm really waiting for the final version of Fennec.Read more ›
I owned the HTC TyTNII (Tilt, aka Kaiser), loved it, had HTC HD, then briefly went to the iPhone, now have this phone (known as Touch Pro 2 on other carriers and globally).
The phone itself is gorgeous. The call quality is perfect, the speaker, the mic, and the ringer are all loud and clear. The slide-out full QWERTY keyboard greatly improves usability of many apps like instant messaging or e-mail. Typing long URLs, and having the left-right (and up-down) keys to correct typing mistakes is a huge time-saver. The unit is a bit hefty, just like the original Tilt. The screen is a big, sharp, 800x480 WVGA one. The GPS receiver is ultra fast, it takes less than a second to start tracking using Bing or Google maps.
Second, the OS - WM 6.5 is a fairly minor upgrade from 6.1. The best 6.5 features are the inclusion of the Pocket IE version 6 (along with the ability to display websites with Flash), a nicer start menu, more finger-friendly menus all around, support for widgets (lightweight XML feed apps that draw content from content providers), and Marketplace for Mobile.
Pocket IE 6 is a much better browser than the previous PIE. The AT&T also includes Opera Mobile - some say an even better mobile browser. Browsing experience is not as good and fluid as on the iPhone, but good enough to be fun. Having a stylus is handy for clicking on links, since I could never press on small links on the iPhone.
The Windows Live Mobile (WLM) app lets me stay connected to my e-mail and the instant messenger. The Hotmail gets pushed to the phone as it arrives, no need to check for it. From what I'v heard, the feature is not supported for other web e-mail, like Yahoo, or Gmail.Read more ›
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