Optimized for One-Hand Use

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2009-04-17 Print this article Print


The Touch Diamond2 is said to have evolved the "compact design and iconic style" of the original model, making for a fit better in a hand and optimizing it for one-hand use.
The widescreen VGA display has grown to 3.2 inches (from 2.76 on the U.S. Touch Diamond), and the camera has been boosted from 3.2 megapixels to 5 megapixels and includes auto-focus, expandable memory, and gravity and ambient light sensors.
Additionally, the battery life has been expanded by 20 percent, which HTC expects the enterprise-minded crowd will appreciate.
The Touch Pro2 somewhat resembles the Touch Diamond 2, featuring a 3.6-inch widescreen VGA display. But give it a push and out slips a QWERTY keyboard made more ideal for larger fingers.
The Touch Pro2 also features improved battery life, expandable memory, a touch-sensitive zoom bar, and gravity, proximity and ambient light sensors.
Unique to the Touch Pro2, however, is HTC's Straight Talk technology, which enables the Pro2-with carrier cooperation-to transition from an e-mail to a single- or multi-party conference call, as well as having the ability to offer itself as a conference room-like speakerphone system.
Straight Talk technology, according to HTC, includes a mechanical and acoustic design that allows it to offer a speakerphone experience similar to those in boardrooms; asymmetric speakers and noise suppression technology with full-duplex acoustics deliver a "high-fidelity voice and sound experience."
The Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 will be available from mid-May through the end of June for a retail price equivalent to $725 and $885, respectively. They're slated for arrival in North America later this year.

Michelle Maisto has been covering the enterprise mobility space for a decade, beginning with Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eCRM, and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Mobile Enterprise magazine. She earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and in her spare time obsesses about food. Her first book, The Gastronomy of Marriage, if forthcoming from Random House in September 2009.

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