Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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All-in-one Phone, GPS, Organiser, Camera
HTC TyTN II
Member Name: Rocketeer007
HTC TyTN II
Advantages: Does everything you could ever want
Disadvantages: Touch screen takes getting used to
I have the Vodafone v1615, which is a slightly rebranded HTC TyTN II with some Vodafone specific software.
As a phone, it is rather mediocre. Call quality is good - but not better than you'd expect from a good quality mobile phone - but dialling is troublesome on a touch screen (over a year, and I'm still not used to dialling like that).
However, as a PDA, it is fantastic. I use my v1615 for absolutely everything - the built in GPS lets me use Google Maps and/or Tom Tom Navigator 6 with equal ease. Note that despite the lack of information on the Tom Tom site, the TyTN II will run Tom Tom 6 - just make sure to defrag your storage card (otherwise calculating routes takes longer than getting there!)
You can also sync with Outlook on a Windows PC, get push e-mail from an Exchange server, play MP3s and read eBooks.
The camera is okay quality, but as with many mobile phone cameras it fares badly in low light.
Summary: Far better than an iPhone or Nokia N95 - but only if you're happy with Windows Mobile!