It seemed like just two weeks ago that Verizon Wireless launched the HTC Touch Pro 2. It actually was, and the carrier has since sold out of the smartphone.
Verizon launched the Windows Mobile phone Sept. 11, shortly after Sprint Nextel and and T-Mobile USA. A check of Verizon's website shows that the Touch Pro 2 is now out of stock. The action may have something do with the smartphone's price; Verizon offered the device for $199.99 with a two year-contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate, while both Sprint and T-Mobile are shopping the phone for $349.99.
By teaming up with three of the four Tier 1 carriers for the phone, HTC may be hoping to replicate the success it had in making the original Touch Pro a mass-market smartphone. Three of the four Tier 1 carriers--Sprint, Verizon and AT&T Mobility (as the HTC Fuze)--offered the original Touch Pro, first introduced in the fall last year. In the second quarter, the Touch Pro was among the country's top 10 best-selling smartphones, according to IDC.
The Touch Pro 2 has a 3.6-inch WVGA TouchFLO 3D display, a tilt-capable screen, a full keyboard and a 3.2-megapixel camera. It also supports GSM and CDMA bands, making it a world phone. The smartphone runs a customized version of Windows Mobile 6.1; customers will eventually be able to upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5 when it becomes available.
- see this IntoMobile post
- see this Verizon page
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