Is the TP2 a worthwhile upgrade from Omnia?
I'm in a bit of a dilemma. I currently have a 16GB Omnia which to be honest I have been quite happy with. It's only my second Windows Mobile Phone and I upgraded from the the Original HTC Touch. When I got the Omnia I was more than happy with both the quality of the music playback (through headphones) and the DIVX/XVID support as I consider them to be second to none, really great quality. I always hated the hiss of the orignal Touch when playing MP3's and the Omnia is pretty close to a standalone MP3 player.
There were however a few things that pissed me off over the Omnia. One was the odd screen resolution which made certain programs either not run at all or display in a distorted fashion. Then there was lack of a stylus (unless you attached it on the side) which I really missed as I think it is still needed in various programs. The screen res was not great or responsive either. Biggest thing I missed was a D-Pad needed to play so many games etc..
Now I had set my hopes on actually jumping ship and getting an Iphone. I'd spent hours looking on Youtube at the apps and thought some of them were fantastic. I liked the idea that all apps should work on the phone without all the tweaking that is often needed on Windows Mobile. However when I saw the price announced yesterday as much as I want it, it is incredibly expensive and now out of my league.
Now I'm thinking of the Touch Pro 2. It seems to have great reviews so far. I will mainly be using it for Media (MP3's and playing Xvid TV/DVD Rips) and surfing the internet. Also I need Isilo ebook reader and Comic Reader Mobi to work out of the box. Do you think the Touch Pro 2 is a big enough jump from the Omnia in terms of compatibility and performance or will it still have lots of incompatibility problems. Are you missing lack of a D-pad? One thing I wanted to ask is can you play many games that previously needed a D-pad by using the pull out keyboard and re-assigining keys - is that a workaround?
Any advice would be really appreciated.
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