While we patiently await the release of the new HTC Touch Pro 2 (read Dieter's hands-on here), reviews are starting to surface. While the website is in German, the translation gives us a good deal of information on this new Windows Mobile phone. AreaMobile.de [via] notes that the Touch Pro 2 is noticeably heavier and larger than the original Touch Pro, but elegantly designed. Touchflo 3D and battery life are improved, and the screen was responsive. The phone lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, and it appears there is some concern over the slide mechanism, described as stiffy and doughy.

The ability to angle the screen was well received and the larger spaced keyboard was easier to type on. All in all, the review was favorable of the Touch Pro 2. I'm curious about the comments on the slide mechanism. There's a possibility that this could be a pre-production model and the final production model will perform as smooth as its predecessor. Regardless, the review left very little doubt that the Touch Pro 2 will be a quality device and it makes the choice between the Touch Pro 2 and Diamond 2 all the more difficult.

Read the full, translated review here.