Sprint to begin taking pre-orders of HTC 7 Pro on November 8th for Microsoft employees

By on November 1, 2010 at 1:23 PM.

Sprint to begin taking pre-orders of HTC 7 Pro on November 8th for Microsoft employees

We’ve just confirmed with wireless carrier Sprint that the company will begin taking pre-orders for the HTC 7 Pro Windows Phone 7 device beginning on November 8th. Now, before you get too excited… the offer is for Microsoft employees only. Sprint did not share any additional details about the why the employee program exists, what general consumer availability of the device would be, or device pricing. Sprint’s statement contradicts rumors that have been circulating the web stating that the company would be offering pre-orders of the HTC device to the general public on the 8th.

Regardless of the employee pre-order date, HTC has publicly stated that the CDMA-capable 7 Pro would not be available until sometime in 2011. Combine that unambiguous statement with the fact that HTC did not have a working prototype of the device at the WP7 launch event last month, and: 2011 still seems like the proper timeline to us. Although, in this instance… we wouldn’t mind being wrong. More →

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Samsung: Nexus Two rumor ‘simply not true’

By on November 1, 2010 at 7:10 AM.

Samsung: Nexus Two rumor ‘simply not true’

Remember that Nexus Two handset rumor that caught fire late last week? Well, according to Korean website danawa.com the report was a false alarm. The site is quoting a Samsung official who claims that the reports — which really took off after Gizmodo published the above mock-up — are “simply not true.” In any case, it looks like Samsung will be — as hypothesized — taking the wraps off of the Continuum smartphone at their November 8th media event. Anyone disappointed? More →

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