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Image Gallery: Hands on with the Samsung OMNIA HD, Nokia E75, N86, HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Snap

The Samsung OMNIA HD has a beautiful 3.7 inch AMOLED display. The Nokia E75 has a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard in a compact package while the N86 takes the dual slider form factor to the next level. The HTC Snap was announced at CTIA 2009 and is the true successor to the HTC Excalibur/T-Mobile Dash. The keyboard is fantastic and the device feels great in your hand. The HTC Touch Pro2 is the latest full QWERTY keyboard device with an amazing display and some excellent features that make it a very compelling device for the power user.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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The Samsung OMNIA HD has a beautiful 3.7 inch AMOLED display. The Nokia E75 has a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard in a compact package while the N86 takes the dual slider form factor to the next level. The HTC Snap was announced at CTIA 2009 and is the true successor to the HTC Excalibur/T-Mobile Dash. The keyboard is fantastic and the device feels great in your hand. The HTC Touch Pro2 is the latest full QWERTY keyboard device with an amazing display and some excellent features that make it a very compelling device for the power user.

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This view shows the neon-like outline icon layout of the applications on the OMNIA HD.

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The Nokia 5800 is more compact than the OMNIA HD and the displays use different technology.

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The Nokia N86 is the latest dual slider device with an 8 megapixel camera and improved hardware over the N85 and N95.

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The multimedia buttons have always been flat areas or minimal sized buttons. As you can see on the N86 you now get full buttons for ease of use to control your media.

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Nokia also did a very nice job giving us a keypad that is well spaced with good tactile feedback on the buttons.

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The camera is the highest resolution variant on the Nseries and thankfully still has a physical lens cover.

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As you can see the N86 is a fingerprint magnet with a large bottom control pad.

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I wasn't considering this device, but after feeling how sleek and solid it is I am most likely going to pick one up for myself.

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On the lower front you get a standard Nokia keypad with directional pad and control buttons.

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The E75 slides open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard while the display flips into landscape mode.

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The keyboard has large keys with good tactile feedback.

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The keyboard is more useful than I thought it would be, but may be a bit wide for folks too.

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The E71x is the same as the E71, but comes in black and will be launched with AT&T soon.

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The HTC Snap is the successor to the T-Mobile Dash. It is wrapped in a soft touch material and feels amazing in your hand.

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HTC did an excellent job with the keyboard design that offsets it just like you would see on a larger QWERTY keyboard.

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The right side include the Inner Circle button.

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It may take a bit of getting used to the two soft keys that are now inline with the ohter standard control buttons.

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The HTC Snap has a 2 megapixel camera that actually seems to take decent photos and does support autofocus.

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The HTC Touch Pro2 is large, but packs a ton in the form factor.

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The speakerphone dominates the back of the device with the 3.2 megapixel camera centered in the upper portion.

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When you flip over the Touch Pro2 the speakerphone is activated and so there is a small mute button so you can control the conversation while on a conference call.

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There is a virtual touch-sensitive zoom bar at the bottom front above the hardware buttons for active zooming in applications.

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When you press the Start button you are taken to a page of application shortcuts. This is designed to help you transition to Windows Mobile 6.5.

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HTC integrates Facebook data right into your People application.

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You can now view message history for specific people you care about.

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All your contact details are readily available.

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The keyboard looks to be the BEST HTC keyboard ever with great spacing, well defined keys and nice tactile feedback. A full 5 rows are included for optimal usability and efficiency.

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Left side view of the keyboard.

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The right side includes directional arrows too.

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The display also flips up so you can enjoy those movies on the plane and work just like a laptop with the Touch Pro2.

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