NEW WINDOWS OS DEVICE COMING NEXT WEEK
THE HTC TOUCH PRO 2 is launching next week. Just as many of the nation’s Tier 1 carriers eventually launched the original Touch Pro, it now appears that a similar trend is taking hold for the smartphone’s successor.
The Touch Pro 2, first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress trade show in February, has a 3.6-inch WVGA TouchFLO 3D display, a tilt-capable screen, a full keyboard and a 3.2-megapixel camera. The smartphone runs a customized version of Windows Mobile 6.1; customers will eventually be able to upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5 when it becomes available. Sprint said the phone would have WiFi capabilities and support for both GSM and CDMA networks, making it a world phone.
The device would be available beginning Sept. 8 for $349.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate.