Touch Pro2 Proximity Sensor Demo

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The HTC Touch Pro 2 (review) is among the very few Windows Mobile device that has a proximity sensor (the other being the LG Incite). The purpose for the proximity sensor is to turn off the display when you’re on a call to conserve battery. Then, when you pull the phone away from your face, the screen goes back on so that you can view you calendar, add another caller, etc.

This short videos demonstrates the operation of the sensor. It works pretty well, and is actually more sensitive than that on the iPhone.

For those of you wondering how to get a Touch Pro2, you can either spring for an unlocked euro version (from Clove, among other retailers), or wait for your respective carrier to begin selling the device at subsidize prices. Most major global carriers will carry it. If you’re in the US, here are our best guesses on release dates, but keep in mind that they are indeed guesses: T-Mobile, August; Sprint, September; Verizon & AT&T, October-December.

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.