Design and Build Factor
I'll start my review by giving a quick walk around of the device.
First looking at the front side of the device users will quickly notice that the unit features very few buttons or other additions. Above the devices 2.8 inch screen sits the speaker for listening to calls, below the screen is a set of four buttons, the top left button features the device home key which brings users to the popular HTC Home screen, on the opposite right handed side is the back arrow. Below those keys on the left is the Send Call key, while the right offers the End Call feature. In between those keys is a D-Pad button with a surrounding D-Pad arrow pad that features easy to press keys and is flush with the rest of the front side.
Looking to the left users will notice that once again the design is simple and clean (a pronounced them on the Touch Pro) the left side simply features a volume rocker with an up and down area, using this option you can increase and decrease the volume and if you move down far enough you can set the vibrate and silent functions as well.
The right side of the device then features a magnetic stylus which is well built into the device.
The top of the unit offers the Power button which also takes the phone out of and puts it in standby mode.
Looking to the back of the unit users will find the 3.2 mega pixel camera with a flash. The camera is accented by a silver design which I found to be the only mis-step on the device. The silver lining draws attention to the camera, but offers very little in the overall design.
Next the botton of the device holds the units EXT USB port which can be used for charging the device, for data syncing via a USB cable (which comes included with the Touch Pro), and for listening to the included stereo wired headset.
Finally by sliding the device open users can reveal the 5 row Qwerty Keypad, the keys on the keypad are raised for easy typing, and the Function key allows users to quickly launch popular features such as the internet via Internet Explorer and the wireless connectivity features via a Comm. Manager shortcut. Overall the keyboard is well backlit, offers great quick launch functions, and the landscape mode on the device launches quickly when the keyboard gets slide to open mode.
Aside from the actual look of the Touch Pro i'm very impressed with the build factor, the unit is a little thicker than other Touch series devices due largely in part to the built-in GPS function. The keyboard slides well on command and the sliding mechanism appears to be very well built. I also found the Stylus to be of great quality, with a magnetic touch that helps secure the pointer device with ease. The screen is flush with the device and the touch quality is of the highest standards. Overall an excellent build.