Verizon announces the HTC Touch Pro2, Nokia 7705 Twist
Already available from Sprint and T-Mobile, the HTC Touch Pro2 is a high-end Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone that comes with a 3.6 inch WVGA touchscreen display, TouchFLO 3D UI, full QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.2MP autofocus camera, 512MB ROM and 288MB RAM.
Verizon’s Touch Pro2 also has EV-DO and global connectivity (GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and WCDMA/HSPA 2100 MHz).
Surprisingly, Verizon sells the HTC Touch Pro2 for only $199.99 on contract – much less than what Sprint and T-Mo are asking for the smartphone ($350). The Touch Pro2 will be available from Verizon starting September 11.
Unlike HTC Touch Pro2, Nokia 7705 Twist doesn’t seem to be a smartphone – so it probably uses Nokia’s S40 UI.
The 7705 Twist has a square-ish design, a swiveling QWERTY keyboard and a Contact Light Ring that “can be customized to identify a message or a call from those listed in the contact directory.”
The phone’s other features include EV-DO Rev. 0 connectivity, a 2.4 inch QVGA TFT screen, shortcut buttons for quick access to messaging, HTML browser, 3MP autofocus camera, “built-in mirror” and a 2.5mm headset jack.
Nokia 7705 Twist will be available online starting September 13, and in Verizon’s retail stores on September 21. The phone is priced at $99.99 with a 2-yr contract agreement.