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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 24 2009

After Palm's big moment last weekend, Apple once again seized the headlines with their WWDC 2009 keynote on Monday morning.  We showed up to liveblog the whole announcement, expecting a new smartphone, and the company delivered in the shape of the iPhone 3G S - twice the speed, twice the storage, and the same styling as the iPhone 3G - together with a launch date for iPhone OS 3.0.  However, Apple weren't content with just that: they also brought along a new MacBook Pro range complete with integrated batteries; check out our video unboxing and first-impressions.

HTC Touch Pro2 video unboxing

It feels like we've been waiting a long time for the HTC Touch Pro2 to arrive, though really it was only announced back in February at Mobile World Congress.  The flagship smartphone - which packs a 3.6-inch WVGA resistive touchscreen, 3G HSPA, WiFi b/g and a full QWERTY keyboard - is the second half of HTC's two-part Touch refresh, along with the Diamond2, and you can see our video unboxing after the cut.

Video unboxing after the cut

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HTC Touch Pro2 FCC filing confirms T-Mobile USA 3G AWS

It's looking all the more likely that the HTC Touch Pro2 will launch in the US on T-Mobile, as FCC documents confirm that it supports the AWS 3G band used by the carrier.  The Pro2 will slot in as the top smartphone in HTC's new range, but going by HTC's leaked roadmap from back in January, T-Mobile won't be the only carrier to get it.  Versions of the Pro2 for Verizon, Sprint and an HTC branded device were all shown, in addition to T-Mobile USA.

HTC Touch Pro2 hands-on: Gallery and Video

In the second of our HTC Touch hands-on pieces, we're looking at the HTC Touch Pro2.  SlashGear met up with HTC's Dave Catt and Eric Lin at Mobile World Congress today, to find out exactly what makes this QWERTY flagship so impressive.  After the cut, the fruits of our interview, a huge hands-on gallery and, as soon as it's processed, live video of the HTC Touch Pro2.

Update: Video now added - and in HD!

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HTC Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 hands-on

We caught up with HTC this morning to check out their new Windows Phones, the HTC Touch Diamond2 and the HTC Touch Pro2, as announced yesterday.  Say what you like about the Microsoft OS, HTC have put together a pair of slick handsets, taking the best of the original Diamond and Pro and packing in extra screen size, more sensible hardware controls and higher-capability media functionality.

Full hands-on gallery with both HTC handsets, the Touch Diamond2 and the Touch Pro2, after the cut

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HTC Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2

HTC have announced two new devices at MWC today, the HTC Touch Diamond2 and the HTC Touch Pro2, each updates of the original devices. The Touch Diamond2 has a 3.2-inch VGA touchscreen display, while the Touch Pro2 has a 3.6-inh WVGA touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Both run Windows Mobile, currently 6.1 but we're expecting to hear that each will ship with 6.5 when Microsoft officially announce it - as expected - later on today.

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