T-Mobile launching HTC Touch Pro 2 Aug. 12

T-Mobile USA will launch the HTC Touch Pro 2 on Aug. 12, becoming the first U.S. carrier to nab one of the Taiwanese smartphone maker's newest Windows Mobile-based phones. It was widely expected that T-Mobile would be the first U.S. operator to get the phone; in May, FCC documents indicated T-Mobile would carry the device.

The Touch Pro 2, first unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February, has a 3.6-inch WVGA TouchFLO 3D display, a tilt-capable screen and a full keyboard. The smartphone runs on a customized version of windows Mobile 6.1; customers will eventually be able to upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5 when it becomes available. The phone also supports a new feature from HTC called Straight Talk, which allows users to set up a multi-party conference call by accessing contact information in the user's email inbox. 

The carrier said it expects the phone to be available nationwide in mid-August at T-Mobile retail stores, other authorized dealers and online. T-Mobile did not release pricing information for the device.

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