Clearest photo yet… dare to dream?

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We know there are plenty of you who just can’t get enough of the Touch Pro2, and now we have an image that showcases it very clearly with great lighting. The closer we get to August 12, the more pictures we’re sure will be flooding our inbox, but this should help you get your fix for now (if the others weren’t enough)! There’s even a picture with the stylus partly out of the phone for any of you interested in seeing that sort of thing. Speaking of the stylus, those of you who may have been worried will be glad to hear that it’s not just going to be falling out of the phone with any little nudge it gets. According to an anonymous tipster speaking of the stylus, “You need something to catch the end of the stylus to pull it out such as a finger nail or a lot of finger pressure on it. Can’t be knocked out accidentally.”
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Other impressions from our anonymous tipster follow…

  • From Power on to Home Screen: 55 seconds
  • From Home Screen to Power Off: 8 seconds
  • Camera is amazing for being on a cell phone and only being a 3mp camera. Beats the hell out of the G1 camera.
  • The build and feel of the phone is quality. Heavier than the G1
  • Slide is very tight and feels extremely durable. Needs a little pressure on it to slide. When closed, it feels like a bar style touch screen phone. Very solid phone.
  • Loudspeaker is good. The auto speaker phone when you place the phone face down on a table + the mute button is a really neat feature.
  • And now for the bad:

  • The in call quality was what disappointed me the most on the phone, the earphone speaker. People hear me fine but the quality of audio coming from the phone didnt impress me much.
  • I suppose with that comment, we can all hope that individual results will vary (leaning on the good side) or that it at least isn’t THAT bad. No word on what type of audio was being referred to, such as it being muffled or garbled. We’ll keep you posted if we hear anything else.

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    Yet more pictures/video: If you’re looking for more, forums member docprego has added even more photos and video from his 45 minute encounter with the TP2, and those can be found here.

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    • jrwingate6

      FIRST….LOL….This phone looks better and better every time I see it. I am getting it on day 1.

    • Big S

      I will admit it now that I have seen these last few pics. The Tp2 is very nice looking….At first I thought T-mobile was stupid for changing the color of the phone, boy did i change my mined….The only thing i can say is well done T-mobile well done.

    • Galen20K

      It looks AWSOME!!! Finally out of the Dingy lighting we can TRULY see how nice it looks!

    • http://forums.tmonews.com T1 Connect

      Man that thing is sexy, kinda reminds me of my tablet…

    • Webbie

      Man, I want this phone so bad!!!! It is very sexy

    • ANTHONY IN UTAH

      This phone looks bulky… but what can I expect with its slide out keypad. I can’t complain… I ordered an iPhone unlocked for tmobile so we’ll see how much I like it with no keypad when I get it tomorrow… otherwise this is my option. Tmobile only gets a select handful of high quality phones….specifically the ones made by HTC. Go Tmobile!!

    • jDouble

      its funny how many people want this phone, i’ve played with it and yes it is bangin, but what you dont see is that the phone is bestly heavy, i mean its like carrying a dam phonebook(little book) its big and long kinda like carrying a brick a carrying case w/clip is MANDATtory, i mean wow i picked it up and compared to the mytouch and g1 it weighs the same as both of them together.

    • mark

      1. Where are the Jen videos? Those showed the clearest pics of the TP2 out all posted so far.
      2. Wish they has left the magnetic stylus option. We all remember the horror of the MDA and the physical catch!
      3. Call quality???? I always use a BT headset. My MDA running XDA2 WM6.5 has call quality issues when using the phone mic. With BT headset, it’s fine. Too bad T-Mobile is releasing a high end Smartphone/PPC with bad call quality. LOL!!!!!

    • Alex

      I would prefer this a hundred times better than the mythouch no hero man what the hell

    • Timmy

      will they have proximty sensor on the phone just like the unlocked version?

    • j-0v

      We had our training for the phone today all I can say is wow. It works just like you think it will! What a concept!!

    • Ran

      55 seconds from turn-on to home page? Doesn’t that seem a bit wack?

    • Kumar

      So Engadget is reporting the Verizon (and Telus) TP2 will have a 3.5 audio jack.

      Will this hurt Tmob if everyone else has a jack? I’d say if it had rolled out next week (as we know it won’t now)it wouldn’t be a problem, but it may end up costing Tmob if the other carriers come out in the next 3 weeks announcing their TP2′s will have 3.5 jacks too.

      Thoughts? Importance of that jack for those that would like to use their own headphones sans an adapter?

    • dee_shock
    • dee_shock

      This will hold you down until aug.12

    • dee_shock

      To bad we couldn’t get this color but it’s okay.

    • Surg N

      yes, even if the others only “announce” their phones with 3.5mm jack and not even release them in the next 3 weeks, it will hurt t-mobile… but if T-mobile were to come out today or monday and announce its release and release it in July, it will buy tmobile extra weeks of publicity and customers showing off their phone.

      I hear people in the operating room all the time talking about how they are buying the iphone. Same thing. I try to talk to people about this phone, but I am not convincing 1. I don’t have the phone, and 2. I don’t even know when it is coming out. 3. my carrier (t mobile) hasn’t even officially recognized that such a phone exists.

      bottom line, Time is hurting tmobile… even at this very minute.

      agree?

    • Rhage

      Any “relatively” confirmed word on pricing?

    • AMARETTO79

      PRICING PRICING!! PLEASE!! HOW MUCH T-MOBILE!! HOW MUCH!!

    • http://twitter.com/crucey laafiera

      Why is it that none of theses pictures show the 3G icon connection????…..

      Tmonews… nice pic but now bring me pre-order dates and pricing pleases!!!!

    • Duck Dodgers

      That is the international version of the TP2 not the TMo version.

    • d2

      I just noticed it is a resistive touchscreen, not capacitive. That’s too bad, I might go for for another model, very disappointing

    • AMARETTO79

      HOLY SMOKES!!! ON EBAY WON’T GO FOR LESS THAN 800 ,700,600 I FOUND A GUY SELLING IT FOR 400 BUT YEAH TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT WAS A SCAM PAY PAL HAD TO REFUND ME THE 400 BUCKS.

    • docprego

      In the third picture if you look closely a screen protector can be seen over the phone. Actually it is the bubbling of the protector near the ear piece and around the upper right edge of the screen that makes it visible. That answers whether or not this phone comes with a screen protector pre-installed or not. Now let’s hope they include an extra in the box like they usually do.

    • http://wtf.com tim fitz

      Dear T-Mobile: I’ve been a loyal customer for, like, 6 years, and you’re *this close* to losing me because of your poor handset decision-making. This phone looks and, by all accounts, feels, like a toy. PLEASE market the a T-Mobile-supporting version of the HTC Hero in the US.

      After using my unlocked iPhone for a year and a half, I’ll be goddamned if I’m ever going back to a lazyphone ever again. It’s time to dumpster all those non-Android Samsungs and Motorolas. All of them. They are crap product and just because 80% of your customers don’t realize that they are being completely ripped off doesn’t mean the smart business decision is to keep selling them. They don’t cost less to produce as their hardware is nearly identical to that of more expensive phones.

      You need to get me a second-generation Android Smartphone with HSDPA, stat, or I’m outta here. And it better have a 1/8″ headphone jack. And if you throw in a physical keyboard, I’ll buy it even if the on-contract price is 300 bucks.

      Thanks.

    • http://wtf.com tim fitz

      Dear T-Mobile: I’ve been a loyal customer for, like, 6 years, and you’re *this close* to losing me because of your poor handset decision-making. This phone looks and, by all accounts, feels, like a toy. PLEASE market a T-Mobile-supporting version of the HTC Hero in the US.

      After using my unlocked iPhone for a year and a half, I’ll be goddamned if I’m ever going back to a lazyphone ever again. It’s time to dumpster all those non-Android Samsungs and Motorolas. All of them. They are crap product and just because 80% of your customers don’t realize that they are being completely ripped off doesn’t mean the smart business decision is to keep selling them. They don’t cost less to produce as their hardware is nearly identical to that of more expensive phones.

      You need to get me a second-generation Android Smartphone with HSDPA, stat, or I’m outta here. And it better have a 1/8″ headphone jack. And if you throw in a physical keyboard, I’ll buy it even if the on-contract price is 300 bucks.

      Thanks.

    • Matt

      Ugh, it’s so ugly!!!!!!! Where is my chrome and straight talk and front facing VGA camera?!?! :(. Why must t mobile mutilate every good device they are given to sell. All in favor of the unlocked edition, please stand up.

    • MobileBenz

      Will the TMO version get the 3.5mm jack? It seems HTC will be modding the device for Telus.

    • Surg N

      I was one of the people really liking the chrome as well, but I must finally say that this phone is looking ok… I won’t complain about that anymore, it actually looks like my notebook.

      I just want it soon. $214 would be sweet, but I am not counting on it. $299 is reasonable I guess. If more, I will have a debate on whether to get it. Money doesn’t grow on trees.

      Even Aug. 12… Just announce it already.. PLEASE!!!
      I have to get a device like now. Please announce it before I have to get a similar device somewhere else. Am I alone on this?

    • Chere

      Any cool software features?
      Will iphone apps work?

    • Mike

      Sure would like to play with one. My MDA died last week now I’m down to a cheap $20 Nokia to hold me over until I can get something new. The Android platform is really temping but I haven’t had any playtime with the either.

    • dee_shock

      To all the tp2 lovers check this out.

    • BruceWayne

      The video has its funny and corny moments. It looks like that the T-Mobile Touch Pro 2 will get a pretty low-key premiere. I’m thinking.. If August 12 is the release date, its already late July. Meanwhile, MyTouch3G still says coming soon on their website and its been that way for awhile now. T-Mobile’s website still doesn’t mention Touch Pro 2 in any way. So, either its getting a really low-key debut with only just the Twitter message, or there’s no date in stone yet.

    • Matthew

      Is this going to have visual voice mail or UMA???

    • Peteo

      Could it be that one of the reasons that Tmobile is waiting for the release of the TP 2 is that it is getting it with the head jack too? Looks like Austrailia is now getting theirs with one and mention is made that the early Europe releases are the only ones without. http://wmpoweruser.com/?p=5976

    • jreid

      i really want this phone. i hear a lot of great things about the unlocked version. Especially the snappy performance.i would be highly upset if tmobile mess that up with their add on software.

    • Jayson

      The only question I would have about getting it is will T-Mobile push out an upgrade to WinMo 6.5? Even if they don’t, I will still probably get this phone.

    • TEQUILA

      Yeah Me TOO!!

    • docprego

      I want to buy it today! I keep hoping it will get released a bit early. I read somewhere that the display models will be out in the stores on Monday. Don’t know if that is true, but it would be fun to visit a store and play with the phone over the next few weeks until it is released.

    • http://www.cnn.com Elrich

      When I get it, I am going to j*zz all over it.

    • BruceWayne

      It does look nice. Personally, I think it would look better if the keyboard was all the same color. However, at least they used different shades of the same color. It would look worse if they used a shinny silver surrounding the keypad. …now that would really look bad. The color choice is okay. It sort of looks like the bigger brother to the original sage colored T-Mobile Shadow. …what bugs me even more than the color is word going around that the CDMA version for Sprint/Verizon has a 3.5mm headphone jack?! Ehh…

    • BruceWayne

      The corded headset that is included with HTC smartphones including the TP2 has their “ExtUSB” on the other end instead of the 3.5mm. The headset plugs into the same port on the TP2 as the travel charger.

    • WheresMy3g?

      I still can’t believe they ruined the color scheme, but since I love this phone and don’t plan to leave TMo I will quit complaining about the color on Aug 12!

    • Galen20K

      I know I was really Upset when I heard they will have the 3.5mm headphone jack and we won’t… I can live without it but it would have made it Sooo Much Easier to listen to our Music. *sigh*** *Shakes head*

    • Red

      Is the touchscreen hard to use without the stylus?

    • MCBrian

      I made a mock-up of this phone with the same dimensions and weight (from the published specs) as the real thing. No, not as a weird fantasy (well…maybe a little weird), but to give me an idea in advance if I’ll be happy with a device of this size using it as my primary phone. It’s got the same footprint as the iPhone and it’s 2/3 the thickness of my MDA, so I think I’ll be happy.
      Yes, it’s heavy…but that’s ’cause it’s chock full of power and goodness!

    • docprego

      Beastly heavy is a bit dramatic. When I handled it I thought it felt great, the weight didn’t bother me at all. I never once noted to myself “this phone is heavy”. It might be that I am used to carrying an iPhone which has some heft. It’s also not long, in fact it’s the same length as the iPhone. IMO the form factor of the phone is great, especially in light of that incredible keyboard that it packs.

    • Mystictrust

      From what I have heard, the touchscreen is wonderful both with and without the stylus. You can use you finger or fingernail if you prefer not to use the stylus, and it’s very responsive/sensitive.

    • Mystictrust

      The Jen videos were removed. T-Mobile didn’t like us showing them for the world to see just yet. Yeah, it sucks. There were a few I didn’t see yet, and now I won’t be seeing them.

    • BruceWayne

      Wait… TP2 has no magnetic catch stylus or the T-mobile version does not have the magnetic catch stylus?

    • Chris

      I had the old PPC6700 which is actually much thicker than this so I think I’ll make it.

    • Sprint on 042410

      My G1 takes about that long to power up, not an issue.

    • maizenblue

      How often do you turn your phone completely off? I think I have around 4 times in the last year or two.

    • Brett

      Blackberrys take 4-5 minutes, not for a boot up from power off thats not wack at all. Welcome to data phones friend. These arent standard devices. THere is a lot more to load than you standard device.

    • questionmark425

      It’s annoying that it will not contain a 3.5mm jack, a large downfall of most HTC devices. However you can be almost positive that Verizon will Cripple the device in some way, and charge $50 more. Definitely not worth that 3.5mm jack IMO.

    • Sanjay

      I am annoyed that T-mobile keeps coming out with phones that don’t use the 3.5mm jack which has been the standard. I understand that bluetooth is a way around it and I have bluetooth headphones, but sometimes you need a hard connection and I don’t want yet another adapter to carry around. The phone is thick enough so I don’t understand it.

    • MCBrian

      T-Mobile HAS officially recognized that it will release the TP2: they announced on their official Twitter site last week..but didn’t announce when (other than “summer”) or how much.

    • http://www.cnn.com Elrich

      Yep, TMOUSA execs have sh*t for brains! They must have gotten their MBAs out of a Cracker Jacks box. Most high school seniors could do a better job then they. They should all get canned and install new management. I could be outraged as the TMO boss.

    • Brett

      Completely disagree. I would go into further detail on your lil negative statement but I rather maintaine my integrity than call you out. Im just going to move on.

    • Rhino

      I don’t understand why a corded stereo headset is included with the TP2 (per the specs posted on this site on July 13) if there’s no jack…

    • ZoomieAggie

      Small extension/adapter for 3.5MM available through Amazon.com… under $5… Doesn’t seem like a big deal.

    • Mark

      Did TMobile leave in push internet?

    • Duck Dodgers

      Again, this is not TMo version, but the international version of the TP2.

    • Duck Dodgers

      This is not the TMo version, but the international version of the TP2.

    • Red

      The black does look better brown. Why the hell does t-mobile always go with brown.

    • BruceWayne

      I don’t like that version either. The color that T-mobile chose is not an exciting color, but at least they didn’t go with a color similar to the Wing. lol Some people dislike it but I rather liked the burgundy colored one on the leaked HTC roadmap as the Rhodium and then showed up on AT&T slides as HTC Fortress. T-Mobile does seem to like brown for some reason these days.

    • Bravehard

      If you look at the third pic its shows 3g Tmobile under the start key.
      This phone is sweet!

    • Peteo

      WTF! Why are photos of the TP2 being recently shown with the seperate 3.5 jack. Is Tmo asleep at wheel? This was, without a doubt, the most common complaint made by reviewers when HTC first displayed the phone. What I am saying is some companies responded with a I heard ya. I can live without it but why does Verizon have the jack? Would have been nice with it. BTW not a conspiricy guy but why is the thumb covering the jack area in the photo. A little embarrasement maybe?

    • BruceWayne

      The picture was taken by a reader of this blog. They must of accidentally covered it up when they took that picture.

    • kemikev

      Actually, it’s the Telus version that looks to also be going to Verizon.

    • http://www.cnn.com Elrich

      My fearless prediction since March: $399 with a 2-year contract, and $799 without contract. No 1-year contract offered.

    • Mike

      I stopped by a Corp. T-Mobile Dealer yesterday in Kansas City and asked about the My Touch 3G and the TP2. He had the My Touch with a sim installed for me to play with. When I asked about pricing of the TP2 he said $214 with full upgrade discount and 2 yr contract. I find this price hard to believe but hope he’s right.

      I recent podcast I listened to said that the $99 iphone 3G (not the 3GS) price could be forcing other carriers to compete on higher end devices.

    • lencho

      I talked to T-mobile worker, They said it was going to be 300 with a 2 year contract

    • MCBrian

      The international/Euro version, at least, does not have a magnetic stylus. (This has been documented in reviews a while ago.)

    • Brett

      TheTP2 does not have a magnetic touch stylus. And as far as the call quality goes, YOU SHOULD NOT BE RUNNING WINMO 6.5 ON A MDA. Its not wonder you arent getting good quality the MDA simply doesnt have enough power for that ROM.

    • Chris

      I heard 299 also

    • http://www.cnn.com Elrich

      That would be nice!!!

    • AMARETTO79

      SOUNDS LIKE A REASONABLE PRICE 400 BUCKS TOO MUCH THAT’S A TRUCK PAYMENT RIGHT THERE!

    • Mark

      I know. It’s really not so bad though.

    • Mark

      I realize that. Seeing Internet push reminded me and I was just asking if the TMO TP2 had push internet capability.

    • Red

      Thanks, did you hear if the onscreen keyboard is easy to use in messaging?

    • MCBrian

      It’s an HTC thing, really, rather than a T-mobile thing… The generic/international version — the one shown on the HTC website — lacks a 3.5mm jack. T-Mo, I guess, could have insisted that HTC add a jack…

    • babu

      So true! This is disappointing. No 3.5 jack. Good way to ruin a nice phone. Just like the Tmo’s flagship phone will not carry a 3.5 jack but future Android phones will.

    • Peteo

      I assumed as much. Just trying to be funny. You know, Oliver Stone like. I am just plain mad a carrier I can’t stand is getting something on a phone I have been waiting for since HTC announced it. Will I still get the Tmo one? Sure ’cause Tmo unlocks them after a while and I love that about them.

    • BruceWayne

      I feel bummed out that CDMA versions get the 3.5mm. Personally, I prefer GSM over CDMA. However, I’m hoping the CDMA versions don’t have the external memory card access. I wouldn’t feel so bad then… for me, an external access door is more important than the 3.5mm. Now if T-mobile would just officially announce the date already…

    • BruceWayne

      Yes, announce it already. Before they wait so long.. that a better device on another network shows up. Exaggerating of course, but the wait period is starting feel as long as they’ve been selling the Wing…

    • BruceWayne

      I don’t think anyone sells a capacitive touchscreen with Windows Mobile, at least in North America.

    • BoulderGuy

      Just curious, how did you figure out its a resistive touchscreen by looking at the pictures?

    • Brett

      The resistive touchscreen has been detailed in the FCC submitted specs and confirmed by the dozens of reviews available for your viewing pleasure on youtube.

    • Galen20K

      Straight Talk is still in it, all the features are. The only thing missing is the Cheap Fake Chrome edge. Which is a Non issue, this thing is a Beauty as is!

    • BigTMODaddy

      @Matt,
      Ugh, it’s so ugly!!!!!!! Where is my chrome and straight talk and front facing VGA camera?!?! :( . Why must t mobile mutilate every good device they are given to sell. All in favor of the unlocked edition, please stand up.

      You, sir, are a moron. TMO does not make phones. We sell airtime. Peace be unto you. Sprint awaits your business!

    • sooperxtool

      is it just me that is actually happy that the TP2 no longer looks like a bloody iphone?

    • BruceWayne

      I’m hoping it still has World Card Mobile installed. Snap a picture of a business card, and it practically fills out the whole contact form. iPhone apps won’t work because Touch Pro 2 is Windows Mobile. The only way it was work if there was some iPhone emulator for Windows Mobile.

    • BigTMODaddy

      iPhone apps? Do I really need to make a comment on this one?!?

      Some folks should not procreate!

    • J-Hop2o6

      WM7 will support Capacitive

    • sooperxtool

      what the hell kind of blackberry are you using!?! 4-5 minutes is a bit blown out of proportion. at least for my BB.