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Good: Keyboard, screen, [some] connectivity, Windows Mobile 5
Bad: Reliability, [some] connectivity, battery life
Comment: I have had this pocket pc for nearly 1 year now. Well, 3 of them. First one stopped working completely, went onto standby mode and never woke up. Second one liked to turn itself off from time to time. Both went back. Third one has lasted 6 months so far. It will be going back. So what's wrong with this one? Well, the vibrator only works from time to time, the speaker only works from time to time, and the keyboard will stop working just when you are in the middle of typing something urgent...
But don't let all that put you off, this phone is definately the best that I have ever had. The keyboard is great when it works, well laid out with good quality keys, writing an email is no chose and sending texts messages is so much quicker than on a normal phone. The screen is great, large, touch sensitive [will work with fingers, not just with stylus]. 3G and HDSPA are great. Mobile TV works well on T-Mobile. And I have found Windows Mobile 5 to be a reliable package, easy to use, and very powerful.
I mentioned before that I didn't like some connectivity. The phone has wi-fi, but you can forget getting onto a secure network. The bluetooth will let you send, but never receive, no matter what you do to the settings. The USB connection likes to drop every now and then as well. And finally, where is the earphone port?
Battery life is less than a day with the phone set up to check for emails every 20 minutes. Not good.
The Tytn is brilliant, but oh-so-flawed.
Good: Syncs with Outlook well - makes life easy, all in one, not too bulky, case with belt clip
Bad: Crap camera, poor battery, not very user-friendly phone interface
Comment: Overall, a very good toy.
Good: Everything -- this device has been the answer to my prayers
Bad: Device thickness
Comment: The HTC tytn is a dream come true for me, finally a product that can do everything i need and more. I can now browse the Internet without getting bored and giving up, I can bid on eBay in real time, I can check the bookings on my website, I can reply to emails on the go and that's just the HSDPA Internet.
Good: Connectivity, Web browsing, qwerty keyboard
Bad: Some software improvements and better Camera
Comment: I think this is the best Pocket PC on the market - very quick, with great connectivity and features. Some people are just too critical - if you want anything else just buy a laptop. A very good phone all round.
Good: Processor power, compact product, strong design
Bad: Skype is not supported, WM5 weak implementation
Comment: After a one month trial I've found that it is better to use a good phone and a good PDA rather than a bad phone and an entry level PDA. I bought this phone for the processor power (I have tried the Qteck S200 - it was too slow). I was badly surprised that no review mentioned that skype is not supported. Skype calls work but only with the loud-speaker no way to direct the sound to the speakerphone or to the BT headset. It produces a big echo and you can't use it on WiFi or 3G either. The screen unlocks itself after each phone call and using a BT headset is uncomfortable.
Good: Web browsing
Bad: Camera, Speaker, Instruction Manual, The way it pretends it's a PC when it's not
Comment: - It has no such thing as text files which bothers me but maybe that's just me - just a non-standard 'notes' format.
- Microsoft have had a little too much say in the software
- Main camera quality is poor
- The software's a little buggy
- No support for using as a modem for your laptop for example. Would be ideal since most laptops have wifi and even bluetooth but no 3g.
- touch screen needs regular readjustment depending on the temperature so if you're in and out you'll get good at the touch the dots game.
- You can't save things to the desktop, make folders in the places you most want to, configure the phone to take advantage of it's full capability in general.
~ Instruction manual had to be scanned from cover to cover each time you wanted to find something. although it was thick enough with everything you need to get started.
~ it's big but not too big in that it doesn't look too stupid held against your ear.
~ Excel and Word etc work well, except for the (pointlessly) limited powerpoint
+ Wifi and 3G browsing is faultless
+ Text messages and emails very easy
Good: Connectivity and compatibility.
Bad: Weight, microSD and battery life. Headset connecting to (the only) mini-USB port.
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