AT&T's HTC Touch Pro2 has many names, one FCC approval

By on June 5, 2009 at 5:31 PM.

AT&T's HTC Touch Pro2 has many names, one FCC approval

Call it the HTC Rhodium, call it the HTC Fortress, call it the HTC Touch Pro2 or whatever else you like — the bottom line is the AT&T version of this sexy Windows Mobile handset has just received a green flag from the FCC and we want it now. Proving that big really is beautiful, the Pro2 is probably one of the most attractive Windows Mobile phone that has ever been built in every sense of the word. The giant 3.6-inch sliding/pivoting touchscreen display, the spacious QWERTY keypad, the TouchFLO 3D UI… It’s all good. Now that big momma has the green light from the FCC and presuming internal testing it on schedule, it shouldn’t be long before this puppy graces AT&T shelves across the country. Yum.

[Via Phone Arena]

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HTC Snap, Touch Pro 2 and more to hit T-Mobile this summer

By on May 6, 2009 at 3:40 PM.

HTC Snap, Touch Pro 2 and more to hit T-Mobile this summer

A simple post about the launch of T-Mobile’s upcoming Visual Voicemail service has revealed a proverbial goldmine of information about the Summer launch of several hot handsets for T-Mobile. In chronological order, we have the following phones and their respective launch dates:

  • Sony Ericsson CS8: 6/24/2009
  • T-Mobile Dash 3G (HTC Snap): 7/1/2009
  • Sony Ericsson CS5: 7/8/2009
  • Samsung t469 “Smiley”: 7/15/2009
  • Samsung t549 “XO”: 7/15/2009
  • HTC Rhodium (Touch Pro 2): 7/22/2009

Oh yeah, and there’s also a Visual Voicemail service launching on July 16th. Sadly missing from the list is the HTC Magic, aka the MyTouch 3G, whose marked absence from the list may possibly be explained by a pre-Summer launch date. No need to include the Magic if it will already be available before the end of June!

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FCC confirms AWS version of HTC Rhodium (Wing 2)

By on May 1, 2009 at 3:48 PM.

FCC confirms AWS version of HTC Rhodium (Wing 2)

Now that T-Mobile US finally has some important regions covered with its historically elusive 3G frequency, more and more AWS-compatible phones are popping up. The most recent — HTC’s Rhodium aka Wing 2, which was first uncovered back in January. The handset, a sleek Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional-powered QWERTY slider, is one of several variants destined for big carriers here in the US. Notable specs include a Qualcomm 7201A processor, 512MB ROM, 256MB RAM, a 3.6-inch WVGA touchscreen display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, FM Radio and microSDHC support. So, T-Moblers, if you’re looking for a 3G HTC handset with a nice big touchscreen display and a slide-out QWERTY, it looks like this might be just what the doctor ordered.

[Via Cell Phone Signal]

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HTC Touch Pro2 headed to T-Mobile USA?

By on March 25, 2009 at 12:00 PM.

HTC Touch Pro2 headed to T-Mobile USA?

A leaked ROM over at xda-developers suggests that the Touch Pro2, codenamed Rhodium, may be headed to T-Mobile in the not-so-distant future. The ROM is for a device, RHOD21000, with the CID of  T-MOB010 — the US country ID also used for the Dash and the Shadow — and has a target language listed as “USA”. The ROM has the usual Windows Mobile fare from both 6.1 and 6.5 including Facebook, YouTube, Opera, the HTC-specific game Teeter and even a MyFaves tab on TouchFLO 3D. So, T-Moblers, how sweet would that be? We’ll be sure to keep an ear to the ground at CTIA and see what we can dig up.

Update: Hit the jump for what appear to be live images of the T-Mobile branded Touch Pro2 headed to Tmo US.

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