Sprint makes the HTC Touch Pro2 officially expensive
We have good news and bad news for Sprint’s customers. The good news is that the third largest US carrier has finally announced the release of its HTC Touch Pro2.
The high-end Windows Mobile 6.1 device will be available for purchase starting September 8. And now comes the bad news: Sprint will sell the Touch Pro2 for $349.99 with a 2-yr contract agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate.
That’s $50 over the price of the original Touch Pro, and $150 over the price of most new high-end smartphones found in the US at the moment – including the Palm Pre and AT&T’s iPhone 3GS 16GB.
Well, at least the Touch Pro2 offers anything you’d want to have in a smartphone, including: a 3.6 inches WVGA touchscreen display, full QWERTY keyboard, 3G (EVDO Rev. A), Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm headset jack, 3.2MP camera, and microSD card support.
And if it makes you feel better, T-Mobile USA offers the Touch Pro2 for the same price on contract.
Seeing how things are going, Verizon’s and AT&T’s Touch Pro2s will probably be expensive, too.