Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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Excellent phone but a few niggles
HTC TyTN II
Member Name: Dodge666
HTC TyTN II
Advantages: Processing, software programmes, capability and the slide out keyboard
Disadvantages: poor battery, overly stylus-based OS, heavy and bulky
I used this phone for years before upgrading to another HTC windows phone.
It is an excellent phone with loads of features and it looks cool too. Pretty solidly well build slide out action on the keyboard too (I did drop it a couple of times). Battery life is good, memory good (with SD card) and range of software is excellent. I used mine for everything and love the slide out keyboard - especially fast when typing a text.
A reliability down side is that after a couple of years the keyboard statred to be a bit funny. Sometimes it wouldn't register button presses and sometimes it would put in three so instead of typing "fancy a few frames of snooker?" you'd look at the screen to find you had typed "fancyafeeewframes ofsnooker". It might just be a quick fix or it might be a bigger issue for repair, i don't know. I upgraded instead :)
Predictive text isn't brilliant and the software doesn't autocorrect typos like newer smartphones will.
Another downside on the typing front was the use of the "writing" function with the stylus. It didn't really work and when you have a hard keyboard it's just easier and quicker to use that.
Which brings me onto another gripe. The stylus is great and adds a lot of functionality that you wouldnt be able to do with a fat thumb. But at times there is no need for it. If you just wish to quickly read a text you shouldnt have to whip out the stylus. With the slide out keyboard you can type a text with out it so why didnt the redesign the menus so that you could get into the text writing screen with your thumb? Come on microsoft/HTC...you're better than that.
Summary: a few niggles for the HTC/Microsoft guys to work out but an excellent phone and I loved it for yrs
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