HTC's Touch Pro, a Windows Mobile slider phone, doggedly refines the hardware-qwerty form factor about as far as it can go in 2008: 7.2 Mbps 3G data, 512MB of flash, 288MB of RAM, a 3.2mp camera and GPS. It again has the TouchFLO 3D user interface slapping lipstick on the Winmobile hog, and the complement of basic web apps like Google Maps and YouTube.
What is it about this one, folks, that gives it an edge? It's to the point where overpowered, unimaginative phones ("Bridges mobile work with mobile play," starts the hackneyed press release) barely register outside our little clique of gadget blogs, but the Touch Pro has a touch of the buzz about it today. Perhaps it's that uncompromising monochromatic design.
The Touch Pro will be available later this year.
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