I love my Nokia N810, but after 10 months of hoping in vain for ubiquitous wifi in the places I frequent, I finally put convenience ahead of cost and upgraded to a smartphone with a data plan: the HTC Tilt 2 from AT&T. I’ve only had it for a couple of days, and I’m still getting used to it, but here are a few of my first impressions.
The Tilt 2 is also available from T-Mobile and Verizon as the Touch Pro 2.
Things I liked
The keyboard: This is one of the main reasons I didn’t get an iPhone. Even the best onscreen keyboards fail to measure up to hardware buttons and tactile feedback. The Tilt 2 has a fantastic keyboard. The buttons are just the right size for my thumbs, and are nicely spaced. Frequently used characters like “/”, “@”, and “:” are intuitively placed, and there are shortcut keys for things like email, calendar, texting, and wifi. I thought I liked the keyboard on my N810, but this one is even better.