Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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Beautiful phone with great functionality - just be careful what network you choose....
HTC TyTN II
Member Name: Klima
HTC TyTN II
Date: 27/08/11, updated on 28/08/11 (7 review reads)
Advantages: Full keyboard, excellent touch screen, good shape and size.
Disadvantages: Poor camera and GPS functions.
I purchased the HTC TYTN II in 2008 and I loved it. It's got fantastic features that, at the time of its release, weren't standard to smartphones - like the full fold-out keyboard and GPS navigation systems. The keyboard is just large enough to allow proper word processing functionality, making using email on the go easy. The handset is crammed with features - I get most use from email and google maps, so I can keep in touch and find my way around on the go. My only criticism is with the GPS 'find me' function, which will show you where you are on a google map. This was often out by about 500 yards or so, making it useless for pin-pointing your location when you cant to know exactly how far you are from your destination. I rarely used the camera function as it just didn't generate high enough recolution images, and the lack of flash made it useless in low light conditions. The phone can also be used as a music player: the speaker quality and playback are exceptional, and you can record anything of your choice as a ringtone. My favourite function was the notes feature, which allows you to 'handwrite' notes by tracing on the screen with your finger, which is an incredibly fast way of taking memos. I much prefer HTC touch screens to other brands, because the screens are pressure sensitive - you can use them with a stylus, rather than you finger tip, so these are much easier to use than the static-sensitive screens of some of their competitors (like the iPhone). Though I loved the phone my choice of mobile phone network meant that I couldn't always get full use of its functions, which was frustrating, and a few weeks after I bought my shiny new phone it developed a fault, and the network replaced it with a reconditioned, second-hand model, which was a huge dissapointment. So, while I highly recommend the handset, make sure your network has got you fully covered for repairs and is going to give you appropriate tech support - this is a really sophisticated piece of kit and you need the right back-up in place to get the most from it.
Summary: Whether you get the most out of this phone will depend on the network you choose.
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