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New WinMo Smart Phone Reviews on Tom's Guide

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When's the last time you checked in on Windows Mobile? Tom's Guide just published a head-to-head review comparing the HTC Touch Pro 2 and the Toshiba TG01.

When's the last time you checked in on Windows Mobile? Tom's Guide just published a head-to-head review comparing the HTC Touch Pro 2 and the Toshiba TG01 (which isn't even available yet in the U.S.). Aside from running one of the most-criticized pieces of mobile software ever to be carried in someone's pocket, these two phones also sport some of the largest screens available on a cell phone today.

Find out what our reviewer had to say about the phones' design, usability, touch-screen sensitivity, Web browsing, camera and video functions.

Here's an excerpt:

A feature phone with this size of screen would have a matching high-megapixel camera. Given the cost of the processors that go into smart phones, the camera is usually seen as a way of keeping the price down rather than showing off the screen, and both phones here have three megapixel cameras (unlike the five megapixel camera on the HTC Touch Diamond).

The TG01 gets points for having a dedicated camera button, but you have to press and hold it for so long that it’s no slower to press the home screen button on the Touch Pro2 and tap the Camera button on screen."

Read the rest of the article to see pictures taken with these phones.

If you know the iPhone 3GS is not for you, but you're still in the market for a new smart phone, you've got to check out our consumer smart phone coverage this summer. We've tried to include all the smart phones that consumers would consider carrying around for personal use (rather than just for work).

In this article, we compare the Samsung Instinct, Samsung Impression, LG enV Touch, Palm Pre and Nokia N97. Before that, we tackled the Nokia E75 and the Samsung Propel Pro.

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    abhik , August 28, 2009 8:46 PM
    stick to other tech.

    The first article and it has a mistake in it?

    a touch diamond has a 3.2 megapixel camera, not 5
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    Pei-chen , August 28, 2009 11:05 PM
    Yet we all know we would pick iPhone over WinMobile.
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    SlyMaelstrom , August 29, 2009 12:29 AM
    Quote:
    a touch diamond has a 3.2 megapixel camera, not 5
    It's a typo... read in to the article and you can see they're talking about the Touch Diamond 2, which does have a 5 megapixel camera.
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    frozenlead , August 29, 2009 1:26 AM
    I'd pick WinMobile over every phone OS. I've used it for years, and it's really pretty good. Slow at times, but still excellent.
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    azz156 , August 29, 2009 1:37 AM
    i dont know what ppl dont like about it, sure its not finger friendly but i prefer the stylus pen anyway.
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    CChick , August 29, 2009 1:41 AM
    More iExplode coming soon ...
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    muharizj , August 29, 2009 10:41 AM
    abhikstick to other tech.The first article and it has a mistake in it?a touch diamond has a 3.2 megapixel camera, not 5


    wow aren't we critical :p 
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    r0x0r , August 30, 2009 11:45 AM
    abhikstick to other tech.The first article and it has a mistake in it?a touch diamond has a 3.2 megapixel camera, not 5


    Which means it can take bigger crappy pictures.
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    blackened144 , September 3, 2009 6:35 PM
    I had several WinMo phones before I got my iPhone 3G. At the time I bought it, the only WinMo phone worth getting was the HTC Tilt and they wanted $100 more than the 8GB iPhone. Im glad I went with the iPhone, but we'll see whats available when Im eligible for another upgrade.