If Sprint’s HTC Touch Diamond, currently available for $249.99 on a contract, is not enough for you, the US carrier has prepared something arguably better: HTC Touch Pro.
The Touch Pro was officially announced by Sprint and confirmed for commercial availability starting October 26. Only “select national retailers” will have the smartphone starting this date, though. The rest of Sprint’s stores, as well as all of its sales channels, will begin selling the device on November 2.
HTC Touch Pro from Sprint will cost you $299.99, after a $100 mail-in rebate and the signing of a 2-yr contract agreement. You also have to get a data add-on of at least $25 per month to buy the handset at this price.
A Windows Mobile 6.1 runner, HTC Touch Pro offers a bit more than the Touch Diamond. First of all, it has a full QWERTY keyboard. Secondly, it allows you to extend its built-in memory via a MicroSD card slot and it also comes with a business card scanner application.
The rest of its specs include:
2.8 inch TFT touchscreen display, 640 x 480 pixels and 65K colors
EV-DO Rev. A connectivity
3.2 MP autofocus camera
1340 mAh battery, up to 250 minutes of talk time
4.17 x 2.05 x 0.70 inches
So there you have it, both of HTC’s Touch Diamond and Touch Pro are now in the US. Most probably, AT&T will release the Touch Pro too, as AT&T Fuze, but there’s still no word on when this should happen.
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