T-Mobile's HTC Touch Pro2 hitting August 12th

By on July 29, 2009 at 12:07 AM.

T-Mobile's HTC Touch Pro2 hitting August 12th

Well, you wanted it, you got it. T-Mobile just confirmed one of the worst kept secrets and we’re sure there a bunch of happy people out there. T-Mobile 3G, Wi-Fi — an awesome device all around. Look for it to pop into your local hood starting mid-August and available on the 12th through T-Mobile.com and phone sales!

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August is shaping up to be the month of sequels at T-Mobile

By on July 28, 2009 at 8:00 AM.

August is shaping up to be the month of sequels at T-Mobile

The good folks over at T-Mobile always do their best to bring hot new GSM phones to market as quickly as possible. With a subscriber count around 40 million however, manufacturers are seemingly more eager to deal with AT&T and its 80 million-or-so customers more often than not. Keeping that in mind, if T-Mobile can manage to bring the highly sought-after HTC Touch Pro2 to market before its GSM rival, it will definitely be a noteworthy coup. We still have no firm word on when AT&T will be cracking a champagne bottle on the Pro2’s hull but often-rumored August 12th launch date for T-Mobile’s sequel to the aged Wing just got a bit firmer thanks to the leaked sheet above. While pricing is still a mystery, we can assume it’ll come in towards the top of Tmo’s lineup and as such, a more affordable QWERTY option is rumored to become available the following week — the Samsung Gravity 2, another sequel. Though it was officially announced last week, there is still no official word on the pricing or release date for this messaging machine. While the handset’s price still alludes us, it looks like T-Mobile has August 18th pegged for its launch. Hit the jump for the supporting sheet for the Gravity 2 and let us know if either of these upcoming phones will have a place in your pocket and more importantly, in your heart.

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TELUS' HTC Touch Pro2 now available at Best Buy

By on July 24, 2009 at 4:01 PM.

TELUS' HTC Touch Pro2 now available at Best Buy

Oh Best Buy, how we love you so. It doesn’t seem to matter to you whether or not a carrier has officially launched a device, because you’re in the big box business and don’t care about trivialities like carrier announcements. The latest example of this sort of behavior is your peddling of TELUS’ HTC Touch Pro2 for $249.99 CAD despite the fact TELUS has yet to confirm pricing, let alone a launch date. But like we said, you’re Best Buy so you can afford to take these sort of risks. Just do us one favor, okay? Fix the crazy image that you have up on the site because you’re making the sexiest WinMo handset in creation look like one of those LG phones that wants to be a makeup compact. Kthx.

Thanks, Dennis!

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U.S. Cellular rebate sheet reveals upcoming handsets

By on July 17, 2009 at 9:07 AM.

U.S. Cellular rebate sheet reveals upcoming handsets

U.S. Cellular subscribers have plenty to be excited about this morning as we’re pointed to a brand new rebate sheet about to take affect. In short, your current hit or miss selection of handsets is about to get a whole lot more hit and a whole lot less miss. Highlights:

  • HTC Touch Pro2
  • Blackberry Tour
  • HTC Snap
  • Motorola W845
  • Motorola Crush
  • LG UX310 (replaces the UX300)
  • LG UX700

We already scooped the UX700 back in June but the highlights here have to be the always-sexy HTC Touch Pro2 and the ever-popular BlackBerry Tour 9630. As for when all these new phones might drop, we all know that a rebate sheet is hardly a solid time line — especially considering the validity period of this particular rebate sheet is 07/17/2009 – 11/12/2009. Unfortunately the only safe bet is to say all these handsets will be on store shelves at some point before the holidays. Hit the jump to check out the sheet in its entirety.

Thanks, TW!

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TELUS launches the BlackBerry Tour, HTC Snap and Touch Pro2 coming soon

By on July 13, 2009 at 3:20 PM.

TELUS launches the BlackBerry Tour, HTC Snap and Touch Pro2 coming soon

And just like that, yet another carrier has officially jumped in on the BlackBerry Tour action — today the honors belonging to Canada’s TELUS. The carrier is willing to let anyone and everyone get their hands on the latest sexy number from RIM provided they’re cool with dropping $229.99 and signing off on a 3-year deal. But don’t worry, those of you who are contractaphobes or just like to spend cash like it’s going out of style, because the Tour can be bought off-contract for $599.99. In other news related to the green carrier from North of the 49th, the HTC Snap and Touch Pro2 have officially been announced as coming soon. This means it’s likely that all is indeed set for the 15th and 21st of July respectively. However, considering that the TELUS launch date of the Tour has been pushed up by two days in response to Bell’s earlier than expected launch, we wouldn’t be surprised to see things for the Snap or Pro2 change at the last moment as well.

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TELUS launching the BlackBerry Tour and HTC Snap on July 15th, Touch Pro2 on the 21st

By on July 5, 2009 at 10:00 AM.

TELUS launching the BlackBerry Tour and HTC Snap on July 15th, Touch Pro2 on the 21st

It looks as if July is shaping up to be a pretty good month for TELUS subscribers — how does three hot new handsets in one week sound? One of our ninjas just hit us to let us know the carrier will apparently be launching both the BlackBerry Tour and the HTC Snap on July 15th followed less than a week later by the HTC Touch Pro2 on the 21st. So far the only pricing we have is for the Tour and the Snap, which will go for $249.99 and $29.99 respectively on 3-year contracts. As for the Pro2, unfortunately pricing has yet to be entered into the TELUS system. We’re doing our damnedest to get more details but in the meantime you’ve got some decision making to do, TELUS subscribers.

Thanks, Bird!

UPDATE: We’re hearing $249.99 for the Touch Pro2.

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TELUS' BlackBerry Tour, HTC Snap and Touch Pro2 show up in Best Buy flyer

By on July 3, 2009 at 3:04 PM.

TELUS' BlackBerry Tour, HTC Snap and Touch Pro2 show up in Best Buy flyer

It’s been a while since we talked about these devices coming to TELUS, but the BlackBerry Tour, HTC Snap and Touch Pro2 are front and center in our minds today, having just popped up in a new Best Buy Mobile flyer. TELUS has yet to officially announce the two HTC handsets (the Tour popped up on its website this morning) and unfortunately nothing juicy like pricing or release dates are specified for any of the handsets. The flyer is valid from July 3rd to July 30th though so hopefully we’ll get official word from TELUS soon.

[Via Mobile Syrup]

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T-Mobile to hold events for the HTC Dash 3G and Touch Pro2 starting July 14th

By on June 26, 2009 at 8:00 AM.

T-Mobile to hold events for the HTC Dash 3G and Touch Pro2 starting July 14th

One of our T-Mobile ninjas gave us a heads up about some business events that T-Mobile will be holding in July. T-Mobile reps will apparently be on hand in seven cities to show off the HTC Dash 3G and Touch Pro2, two devices T-Mobile is hoping will strike a chord with both business users and prosumers alike. The best part? Everyone who attends the events will receive a free Dash 3G which just so happens to drop on July 15th. The Touch Pro2 is rumored to become available on the 22nd. We’ve got the complete list of dates below and they all still have room for people to sign up — or at least they did at the time this post was written.

July 14 – San Francisco, CA
July 15 – Chicago, IL
July 16 – Los Angeles, CA
July 21 – Arlington, VA
July 22 – Houston, TX
July 23 – Atlanta, GA
July 28 – Fort Lauderdale, FL

In other T-Mobile news, we’ve also been told that a new plan for businesses is coming soon and that it will include unlimited voice and data for $59.99 a month. Yes, please.

Thanks, FrankenBerry!

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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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T-Mobile's HTC Dash 3G and Touch Pro2 training kicks off on June 16th

By on June 4, 2009 at 12:41 PM.

T-Mobile's HTC Dash 3G and Touch Pro2 training kicks off on June 16th

T-Mobile fans, we’ve got good news and bad news. The good news — internal training on HTC’s Dash 3G (Snap) and Touch Pro2 is set to kick off June 16th on the east coast. In other words, we’re likely very close to seeing both handsets get official. The bad news — training doesn’t wrap up until July 2nd in Baltimore/DC so the rumored July 1st release date for the Dash 3G is pretty much not going to happen. The rumored July 22nd launch for the Pro2 could be on the late side of things however, so it’s not all bad. Our ninja only has access to the east coast training schedule but assuming the rest of the country wraps up around the same time, we could see one or both of these handsets by mid to late June — because June isn’t already jam-packed with sweet handsets launching left and right. Woo!

Thanks, Dominic!

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HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Touch Diamond2 Hands On!

By on May 30, 2009 at 2:19 PM.

HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Touch Diamond2 Hands On!

HTC hooked us up with a couple of bad ass new phones — the much awaited Touch Pro2 and the Touch Diamond2. The Touch Pro2 has stole our hearts, we’re not going to lie. But, we’ve got reviews cookin’ on both of these, so in the meantime check out some flicks, comparison photos, and other random snaps on this wonderful Saturday!

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Verizon Wireless Touch Pro2 gets pictured

By on May 24, 2009 at 8:43 AM.

Verizon Wireless Touch Pro2 gets pictured

Earlier this week, a Sprint-branded Touch Pro2 was seen gallivanting around and now it is apparently time for its Verizon Wireless counterpart to make a cameo. Posted over a Howard Forums is the Touch Pro2, complete with a Verizon Wireless logo. Of note, it’s missing the typical red interface that characterizes most of the phones in Big Red’s lineup. Red or not, we hope to see this more shots and information on this handset soon. For those keeping score by the way, three of the big four carriers will now be getting the Pro2 at some point. Woo!

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HTC Magic coming to T-Mobile as MyTouch 3G?

By on May 3, 2009 at 10:30 AM.

HTC Magic coming to T-Mobile as MyTouch 3G?

As T-Moble customers continue to get excited over the coming lineup additions, this leaked screenshot of the T-Mobile inventory system is certainly cause for celebration. First, an HTC “MYTOUCH 3G” is apparently on its way; remember, “MyTouch 3G” was one of the options in a T-Mobile survey seeking a name for the upcoming HTC Magic, which is hitting overseas carriers very soon. It’s pretty exciting news for those who are getting bored or becoming disenfranchised with their G1s. Maybe. The new Android handset looks like it will be available in three color choices this time around: black, white and merlot (mmm, classy). Another item of note in this screenshot is the HTC Touch Pro2 mention. It seems like a lot of big things are lined up for T-Mobile this year, but we’ll have to wait for a price point on the Pro2 before we get all worked up over it. So, T-Moblers, which handset are you more amped for — Touch Pro2 or the Magic, err, MyTouch 3G?

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