HTC Tilt 2 is a Windows Mobile 6.5 device that has a good set of messaging features and comes with both a touch screen and a full QWERTY keyboard. You have two possibilities of writing a text: either use the virtual QWERTY keyboard or better yet, the physical one. All you have to do is to slide the screen to the right and you will find a five row keyboard that is spacious with large buttons that offer nice feedback.
The 3.6 inches resistive touch screen has the ability of tilting, so you can have a better view while surfing the web or writing a long email. The screen delivers vibrant graphics and a crisp text, but you will have to press a little harder in order for your touch to be registered.
In the communication department, Tilt 2 has a good call quality, text and multimedia messaging, instant messaging and email. You have personal email with access to POP3/ IMAP accounts and corporate email via Microsoft Exchange; the phone also has Microsoft Direct push technology for real time email delivery and synchronization. You can view Power Point and PDF format files, but you can also edit Word and Excel documents.
Tilt 2 covers the essentials, like: vibrate mode, conference call capability, speakerphone, alarm clock, calendar, calculator, notepad, phone book limited by available memory, speed dial and others. More advanced users will appreciate the presence of Wi- Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, multitasking, push to talk, Internet Explorer Mobile with Flash Lite support (you also get Opera Mobile browser as an alternative), voice commands and 3G speeds.
In the multimedia department, you have an FM Radio, a music player and a 3.2 megapixel camera with editing option, Auto Focus, 4x digital zoom and video recording capabilities. The pictures taken by this camera look sharp enough and the colors look natural. The Tilt 2 comes preinstalled with a few applications: MobiTV, WikMobile, AT&T Navigator, AT&T Music, The Weather Channel and AT&T Video. The phone can take up to 32 GB of expandable memory, so if you crave for more apps you can get them from the Windows Marketplace.