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Got mine yesterday..

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Hi,

Clove dispatched mine on tuesday, and for once Citylink managed to deliver on time to the right place :D

I got it yesterday morning, and from the moment I opened the outer packaging and saw the diamond-shaped box, it has been a very pleasant experience.

Bad things (thing!) first - I cant get Mapopolis working without killing the speed. It doesnt 'see' the GPS on com4, and if I connect via GPSGate, it does work, but it slows the entire phone down to a crawl. This is the only program ive seen that can do this.

Im coming from a iMate Ultimate 9502 (which replaced a Kaiser), which has nominally the same featureset (hardware wise) as the Touch Pro, but its like night and day. The touch pro is /so/ nice to use. Im loving touchPro 3d, and the graphics accelerator makes it work very very slickly. Also its a /lot/ faster than the 9502.

The first day with a new winmob device says a lot. My first day with the Tosh g900 was horrible, crashing all the time, running of of ram and nothing working, bad screen, a very dispointing day... The kaiser was nice. I went on to hate the g900 and love the kaiser. The touch pro hasnt done anything silly yet - no lockups, no hangs, no lag when texting.

Good things:

1. Screen - vga, and non-recessed, finger friendly. Best screen ive used

2. 5 row keyboard - the keyboard is better than the kaiser / hermes - its most like the Universal, i can finally type fast again on winmo

3. Magnetic stylus - thats awesome, it sort of pulls itself home as you put it back into the unit, and holds itself in using magnetism

4. touch flo 3d is really practical

5. It looks fantastic, and feels right in the hand...

6. Its got QuickGPS (the 9502 is lacking that)

7. SDHC support - awaiting delivery of an ebay 8gig card

8. TomTom 7 works really well on it

9. Google maps 'my location' rough locator from cell towers works (didnt on 9502)

10. Stable, slick and fast

11. The iPod like touch sensitive d-pad - you can scroll by gently running yr fingers around the rim of the circle

12. KeyLock on holding phone hangup key for 3s

13. It comes on /straight away/ when you press the power button, and goes off immediately as well. the 9502 had a lag of about 2s each way, and sometimes didnt respond at all... very annoying it was

I havent even read the manual yet - im sure ill discover all sorts of other HTC enhanced goodness that i havent found yet as well..

moral of story for me is to NEVER buy a non htc phone again... then again the X1 looks kinda nice, but theres no way im surrendering this awesome keyboard for anything else...

anyway, ive concluded that HTC have a winner here...

george

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Clove dispatched mine on tuesday, and for once Citylink managed to deliver on time to the right place smile.gif

Miracle in itself!

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Nice

Cant wait for my upgrade! Really looking forward to it!

Whos the mole on here that can give t-mob updates? Do you know any more about this?

Cheers

Phill

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Totally agree. No problems at all, it is awesome, love it. Do miss the tilty screen but I can definitely live with that!

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Totally agree. No problems at all, it is awesome, love it. Do miss the tilty screen but I can definitely live with that!

Nice one mate, sold my iPhone 3g today and ordered mine from Handec for tomorrow delivery b4 12, cant wait!! :D

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Nice one mate, sold my iPhone 3g today and ordered mine from Handec for tomorrow delivery b4 12, cant wait!! :angry:

hehe any doubts that I had about carrying on along WM (which usually == better functionality but worse usability) have evaporated with the Touch Pro... you will love it :D

I cant wait to show it off to my mates in the pub tonight :D

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It's a great device. I've now used it for a full day at work with no problems whatsoever. (Apart from a bit of a learning curve, but nothing scary. The new stuff is generally easier to use than the old; I'm just not used to it yet!)

1. Screen - vga, and non-recessed, finger friendly. Best screen ive used

Yes, it's great. First time I've genuinely been able to use a screen with my fingers.

2. 5 row keyboard - the keyboard is better than the kaiser / hermes - its most like the Universal, i can finally type fast again on winmo

3. Magnetic stylus - thats awesome, it sort of pulls itself home as you put it back into the unit, and holds itself in using magnetism

Yes! It just feels so cool. Whenever I pop the stylus back in, I have to do it a couple of times because it just feels so nice. :D

4. touch flo 3d is really practical

5. It looks fantastic, and feels right in the hand...

Yup!

8. TomTom 7 works really well on it

Where did you get TT7? I can only find 6!

11. The iPod like touch sensitive d-pad - you can scroll by gently running yr fingers around the rim of the circle

Great, though it took me a while to work out that it was doing that! I was wondering why it was scrolling! :D

12. KeyLock on holding phone hangup key for 3s

I do appreciate the easy keylock. Now if only it would auto-keylock when turned on, it'd be perfect. (Anyone know a way to do this? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?)

They've clearly put a lot of work into this model. I keep finding little (good) surprises.

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Anyone managed to get a UMTS signal on theirs yet? I haven't seen mine switch to 3G, even in areas where the TyTN II would've got a good 3G signal. Could just be coincidence of course, but it'd be nice to know whether there's a fault or not.

(I have checked that the phone is set to allow 3G.)

I'm in the UK.

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Anyone managed to get a UMTS signal on theirs yet? I haven't seen mine switch to 3G, even in areas where the TyTN II would've got a good 3G signal. Could just be coincidence of course, but it'd be nice to know whether there's a fault or not.

(I have checked that the phone is set to allow 3G.)

I'm in the UK.

yeah, holding a 4 bar hspda signal in se1, london. youtube also works very nicely... you can pretty much bring up any song on demand... this thing rocks...

(posted from touchpro)

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Anyone managed to get a UMTS signal on theirs yet? I haven't seen mine switch to 3G, even in areas where the TyTN II would've got a good 3G signal. Could just be coincidence of course, but it'd be nice to know whether there's a fault or not.

(I have checked that the phone is set to allow 3G.)

I'm in the UK.

yeah, holding a 4 bar hspda signal in se1, london. youtube also works very nicely... you can pretty much bring up any song on demand... this thing rocks...

(posted from touchpro)

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Whoa cool, Touch Pro allows double postings! :D

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yeah, holding a 4 bar hspda signal in se1, london. youtube also works very nicely... you can pretty much bring up any song on demand... this thing rocks...

(posted from touchpro)

Great! :D

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Glad to hear your loving your new toy. A couple of question though, battery related. Does the battery run out quickly? how long would a full charge last you and what type of usage are we talking about. I know its still early days and testing hasnt really been done, but my touch pro battery uncertainty is the only thing holding me back from breaking the bank.

Cheers

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Glad to hear your loving your new toy. A couple of question though, battery related. Does the battery run out quickly? how long would a full charge last you and what type of usage are we talking about. I know its still early days and testing hasnt really been done, but my touch pro battery uncertainty is the only thing holding me back from breaking the bank.

Cheers

Pick up your bank breaking hammer - the battery life seems excellent for a WM machine... normally when I get a new device i manage to empty the battary a few times, but this one is holding up really well (although like u say its early days atm).

Im not that supprised really - this design was made to work with a tidy 900mah battery in the Diamond, so we get 1 anda half times as much on the pro.

i got it down to about 50% yesterday, with some heavy internet + gps (google maps zoomed right in), a bit of youtube streaming, push email on all day, a few texts / emails and quite a lot of browsing. I can say with some certainty that no other [wm] device ive ever owned (including the 9502 with its huge 1800mah odd battery) could have done better...

had another nice suprise this morning - i plugged it into a pc for the first time (i usually dont need to thanks to OTA exchange sync), and it seems to have cardexport built in :D it asked if it should be a activesync, a exported SD card (mass storage), or a modem :D :angry: :( very nice...

g

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yeah, holding a 4 bar hspda signal in se1, london. youtube also works very nicely... you can pretty much bring up any song on demand... this thing rocks...

(posted from touchpro)

Mine is fine now too. HSDPA popped up at lunch time, so it's working fine.

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Pick up your bank breaking hammer - the battery life seems excellent for a WM machine... normally when I get a new device i manage to empty the battary a few times, but this one is holding up really well (although like u say its early days atm).

Im not that supprised really - this design was made to work with a tidy 900mah battery in the Diamond, so we get 1 anda half times as much on the pro.

i got it down to about 50% yesterday, with some heavy internet + gps (google maps zoomed right in), a bit of youtube streaming, push email on all day, a few texts / emails and quite a lot of browsing. I can say with some certainty that no other [wm] device ive ever owned (including the 9502 with its huge 1800mah odd battery) could have done better...

I agree with this. Mine is now on its second full day, and I've absolutely hammered it by playing with all the features. I didn't get it to drop below 50%.

had another nice suprise this morning - i plugged it into a pc for the first time (i usually dont need to thanks to OTA exchange sync), and it seems to have cardexport built in :D it asked if it should be a activesync, a exported SD card (mass storage), or a modem :D :angry: :( very nice...

g

Yes, I thought that was a nice touch too!

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Thanks guys the bank has just been broken

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Uh oh ... it looks like im going to be buying two of these, or two omnias!

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Where is everyone buying theirs? Where is cheapest?

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Where is everyone buying theirs? Where is cheapest?

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There's a nice page on XDA-Devs wiki about costs: http://wiki.xda-developers.com/index.php?p...Raphael_Vendors

Doesn't include £10 off eXpansys though! (although that's not going to last much longer)

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Nice!

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Clove.co.uk = £517 inc vat

Expansys = £529 inc vat (Still more expensive even with the £10 off discount!)

Handtec = £499

Obviously some of these do delivery free, some dont.

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Should get mine next week!

So which device should be my mainstay now? Diamond, Touch Pro or i900....?

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WHAT ... you've ordered the Touch Pro too ... crazy ... I'm glad this site pays you to play with such toys, otherwise V would be going up the wall !!!

I really am swaying towards the touch pro. If it had the camera in it that the omnia does, id be totally sold. But going to check more photo's from the pro.

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Should get mine next week!

So which device should be my mainstay now? Diamond, Touch Pro or i900....?

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Touch Pro! :D

Damnit! I need money! Anyone want to *cough* lend *cough* me money? :D

HTC really haven't bothered with much Touch Pro advertising have they?

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