HTC Touch Pro2, Official

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Well, well, well, what do we have here.  It seems as if T-Mobile has outed its very own Touch Pro2 variant in an official manner, with Twitter of course.  The twitter post leaves much to be desired (seriously? no picture link, special webpage or launch date).  They do however, get our mouths watering by tempting us with keeping the very special Touch Pro2 in our very own holster.  We are staying firm with an August 12th launch date though, look for it then.

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  • Galen20K

    Excellent! But I’m just curious about one thing now. Did they completely drop the name “Wing II”? Will it be a completely different device than this or was it only a code name?

    Anybody know?

  • FILA

    August 12th huh, how bout that date

  • docprego

    It’s definitely August 12th. About 3 days ago I asked a rep at a local store who had never heard of the phone about it. She looked it up in her system and replied that it would be available on August 12th.

  • Cirrob

    OH MY GOODNESS! Just release the damn phone already. I swear I would by it straight from the developer for 1k this instant if it was available and leave tmobile the next instant… they have pissed me off so much with this joke of a release. WHo cares about a holster or android… just release it so I can buy it.

  • Duck Dodgers

    T-minus 37 days and counting… Woot! My MDA died over a week ago. I have been painfully using the SDA I had in the drawer since. Going to pick the TP2 the day it comes out, hopefully with a 1 yr contract with some loyalty discount to sweeten the pie.

  • Cirrob

    BEcause everyone knew they were going to release it on July 22nd. Tmobile knew everyone else knew. If you deny that very obvious reality, this conversation is pointless. So given that truth, it is delayed. Most likely because they know the phone will plow through their precious android sales-I digress.

    Anyway, they are always a day late and a dollar short: they never have descent phones not event halfway descent phones; their 3g is just now rolling out when everyone else is preparing -or releasing- 4g; and know when they finally get something not just descent, but theoretically great, they maul it cosmetically, and shame it by a pathetic release strategy (if they even have one).

    I have been with tmobile since 99, and when ridiculed I could fall back on the savings, and hope someday the damn carrier would be a competitor. Well the day is kinda here (minus the 3g) and we get a descent phone. This is my pay off. Finally its here. And now I have to wait MORE? Screw that, they owe me for a decade of pathetic services and devices. I am pissed because this is the FIRST official announcement yet we’ve all known about the phone for half a year. Just say it, commit to it, and give me a price and I will at least consider staying with them.

  • docprego

    BTW is anyone reading into this part of the tweet “coming to a holster near you this summer!”

    Being that the original version of this phone comes only with a leather case which does not have a belt attachment, I wonder if that is any sort of a clue about a holster accessory that may come bundled?

  • dcbrotha

    if u hate tmobile that bad, u can move on and check another site…this is for tmobile people…i hate hearing all this stuff people say about tmobile. i like tmobile, the only place i can get unlimited mins for 50 dollars….and 20 for my sidekick limited messaging….i been with them for yrs and they know how to make a brotha happy with the plans and stuff….like dude said it was a date that tmobile said….i want the phone bad also…

  • math

    i’m confused. is this news? the touch po 2 has been on tmo streamline site about 5 days now. hardly earth shaking revelation.

  • http://www.cnn.com Elrich

    It’s all about the TP2, baby! 33 days and a wake up! Ooh rah!

  • Cellular Stan

    I’m glad to see a confirmed date for the TP2; but I cannot recall if there is a preorder date set?
    I might have missed it…

  • DR

    I still see no mention of GPS for the TP2. Did they drop it?

  • Ed

    Yah it will be called Touch Pro 2 from what i have heard. I dont think it should be called the Wing II because it is a Totally different phone.

  • docprego

    Just curious-why are you so aggravated with the release of this phone? T-Mobile never made any promises, all the speculated release dates were just that-speculation. I can’t see why so many people are so angry with T-Mobile. Today is the first time they actually made an official like announcement via Twitter.

  • Jugstorecowboy

    Exactly! I’m still using the Shadow 2007 and desperately need an upgrade. I thought the whole pre-order thing was kind of stupid. Seriously, what company does this: “we’re taking preorders a nearly six weeks ahead of a new phone launch?”

  • J5

    Amen!!

  • docprego

    Well said but the July 22nd date was all speculation. I’m as disappointed as you, I want this phone NOW!

    You are probably right about T-Mobile fearing that the TP 2 will affect Android sales. The myTouch 3G is entirely underwhelming to me, especially in light of the 192mb RAM it has. The TP 2 is the best phone T-Mobile will have for quite some time.

    I have to disagree on them mauling it cosmetically, I like the appearance of the T-Mobile version better than the original.

  • J

    The problem is that T-Mobile only has a certain amount of control in the phone release dates. They have to gauge the initial interest in the phone and determine how many devices they need to launch with. If you don’t have the supply, then you have to decide whether to launch with a possible shortage of product or just hold off a couple weeks until you have the supply.

    I doubt T-Mobile really cares if this phone will take away from Android sells. Cellular companies do not see as much profit in selling a phone as people might think. They make the money in the services they use on the phones. The TP2 and Mytouch have the same value to T-Mobile. Both are phones with high extra revenue in subscription services.

  • Ermac

    It will plow through android sales?! Are u serious!!!!? T-Mobile helped foundate android! If anything it’ll be on par with android sales. Not to mention all of the android devices upcoming, and future ones that finally catch-up to the rest of the world. What jussed passed with at&t bands? Not the se Xperia X2, codenamed rachel, with pressure sensitive touchscreen, the snapdragon proccessor, that’s gonna be running android 2.0? Nawww not that.

  • Red

    I will keep it simple. The hell with t-mobile. They will always be garbage, their great customer service will never make up for their rather shitty phone selection and their limited 3G network.

  • Red

    G1-QWERTY keyboard=Mytouch 3G

    Enough said. Nothing to get all excited about. If those morons are hoping this will be their big phone that will draw lots of new customers then they need to guess again and start planning for their next big failure.

    The HTC Hero is promising, but wait it just recently passed the FCC with AT&T bands. Good ole magneta will lose again.

  • Big S

    thats my birthday !!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME….HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME….

  • Big S

    Thats my Bday!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME…..HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!!!

  • TaylorGold

    Uh…..where are you seeing the TP2 on their website? Link please.

  • greg

    the site is an internal employee site

  • Kumar

    I thought they ended 1 year contracts in the years since many of us got our MDAs.

    Funny how the internal memo says it’s targeted to early adopters, but Tmob hasn’t been on that bandwagon for the winmo querty devices for a few years.

  • Ermac

    Uuuh yeah when was the last time u looked @ the 3g coverage map sir? And don’t blame tmo for their 3g problems blame the government, but don’t complain too hard or they’ll hate us like they do at&t.

  • Ermac

    Lol actually, whith the specs that phone has, I don’t even think it’ll reach tmobile lol

  • docprego

    No pre-order date yet, not sure if that is going to happen at all.

  • Surg N

    33 days? I think its more than that.

  • J-Hop2o6

    GPS = YES!!! w/ Google Maps, MSN/Bing Maps & TeleNav (subscription)