On Tuesday,T-Mobile answered the prayers of many smartphone fanatics and officially announced the upcoming release of the HTC Touch Pro2 smartphone. The Touch Pro2 will be available starting August 12 and will come in a mocha finish, but pricing was not revealed at press time.
First announced at GSMA 2009 as the successor to the HTC Touch Pro, the Touch Pro2 will finally bring T-Mobile customers a much-needed update to the T-Mobile Wing, which has been in circulation since 2007.
While the smartphone will still run on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, it brings a number of notable improvements, such as a brilliant 3.6-inch WVGA tilting touch screen, a touch-sensitive zoom bar, a spacious full QWERTY keyboard, and support for T-Mobile's 3G network. The Touch Pro2 rounds out the wireless options with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Other goodies include HTC's Straight Talk technology, which brings enhanced phone features, and a 3.2-megapixel camera.
T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier to offer the HTC Touch Pro2. We actually got a look at the unlocked European version of the smartphone and were very impressed with what we saw and have also been anxiously awaiting its Stateside debut. We'll definitely get in T-Mobile's version for a full shakedown, but while you wait for the August 12 release, you can get an idea of what to expect here in our full review of the unlocked HTC Touch Pro2.