HTC Touch Pro2 gets September 8th launch at Sprint for $349.99

HTC Touch Pro2 gets September 8th launch at Sprint for $349.99
While everyone else was pointing to September 3rd as the launch date for Sprint's version of the Touch Pro2, our tipster gave us a September 8th date for the release, and we passed that on to you more than 2 weeks ago. Now that the date is officially set, we can discuss pricing. After a $100 mail-in-rebate, the Touch Pro2 will cost you $349.99 which means that you'll be laying out close to four and a half Benjamins. But think about what you're getting in return. a luscious 3.6 inch tilting WVGA touchscreen, physical QWERTY keyboard, 3.2MP camera with AF, and TouchFLO 3D.

After the 8th, we will have Verizon and AT&T remaining among the four major U.S. carriers that are expected to release a version of this model. Big Red's inventory system just showed the device, as we reported to you. Another source tipped us to the AT&T version earlier this month. Definitive launch dates and pricing for the two remaining carriers are unknown for now.

HTC Touch Pro2 Specifications (CDMA)

source: Sprint/HTC via BGR



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22 Comments

1. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

well, you can get t-mobiles touchpro 2 for $200 at wirefly.com, and it was said that t-mobiles tp2 was $350, so i think wirefly will sell this one for $200 as well when it comes out.

2. kiki3931

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

ARE THEY CRAZY! with this economy, Sprint wants to charge that much money for a windows based phone! the pre doesnt even cost that much! i would never pay that much for a phone!

15. bronxbomber

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 10, 2009

IF PEOPLE FEEL THEY ARE IN A RECESSION THEN THEY SHOULD NOT BE THINKING OF BUYING 600.00 PHONE IN THE 1ST PLACE. YES I AGREE ITS A LITTLE OUT THERE BUT PEOPLE FAIL TO REALIZE THAT YOU SAVE MONEY ON THE MONTHLY SERVICE NOT THE PRICE OF THE PHONE.

3. asears08

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

Glad I went with the Tour instead of waiting for this, that is too expensive.

4. Ray

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 30, 2009

This phone is too expensive i wouldnt get this phone if i wasnt upgrading with my discount..

5. Vlondril

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 22, 2009

sprint has just completed an epic fail.....

17. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

and I suppose T-mobile has committed epic fail? same price dude.

6. 22ADin09

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 24, 2009

wowwww man, phone companies seemed to have forgotten that there is a recession...?

7. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

you all complain yet you spend $ 5 bucks a day on soda or coffee or whatever little useless consumable product or service. recession my ass. do the math $5 x 30= 150 x 12= $1800 dollars per year and you want a revolutionary piece of technology for cheaper than $350. Seriously?

8. asears08

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

Considering that it is a 2 year contract price, yes, yes we do.

9. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

regardless, do you think these phones are cheap to make? I mean really. you are paying the wireless carrier for service. They do not dictate the price nor to they make them. There is cost of parts (this phone is top notch) r and D and not to mention how much was the I phone when it first came out. You cant have your cake and eat it too. This device is only 50 bucks more than the Touch pro 1, not to mention the Treo 700 w was 399.99 3 yrs ago.

11. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Why don't you just buy it full retail. Most parts of Europe don't trade contacts for phones. Stores will carry unlocked phones and you shell out 500-800 for a high quality smartphone. By trading contacts for the device users who whine about the price like you don't appreciate the quality of the device. I have made this argument 1000s of times and many times on here. Do you really think the iPhone is worth $200 or that the TP2 with waaaaaay better hardware is only worth $350? I think the FCC should make a ruling that no more contacts, all phones unlocked, and full retail requirement for all devices... I would save up and buy this device when that would happen becuase I feel it is worth it. If you aren't willing to pay that much for it, you don't deserve to own it.

14. spunks74

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

I think both the Iphone and the Palm Pre's cost of materials were under $200 and I cant imagine this phone being anymore because it lacks very much built in memory. Both Sprint and HTC are gouging consumers with this phone. I wouldnt be suprised to find out that the $349 they charge with contract is what sprint actually paid for it (especially seeing how tmoibile versions can be found for $149-$199).

16. bronxbomber

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 10, 2009

CANT AGREE MORE

18. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

T-mobile charges the same fucking price !!!! nobody is gouging anybody. I suppose its ok for samsung to sell a $2500 LED tv cuz thats not gouging, or the fact that you still cant get a decent Blu-ray player for less than $250, that is gouging......

10. Vandro

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

This phone is hideous in Sprint's color scheme. At least T-Mobile tried to do something remotely appealing to, at least, a few people, like me. Hopefully, they keep the Hero at a reasonable $199, whenever they announce the release of that.

12. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Personally I think T-Mo's is ugly... the leather color cheapens it to me... But that is why HTC is in business. They feel that there isn't one device to meet every consumer's needs. The original Diamond in Europe had like 7 colors. But the reason that is possible is becuase they are unlocked.

13. tuminatr

Posts: 1121; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I dont think anyone sells there top of the line product for cheep , go buy a htc snap or ozone if you dont want to pony up the duckets. You wait tel the FCC is done with its investigation of the wireless industry MY predictions 1 FCC will find contracts are unfair and make cell companies eliminate them cell phone prices will go up between $100 and $300 depending on the phone 2 FCC will decide the excursive devices are unfair handset mfrs will need to make phones that are unlocked and will work with any service (this will also up the price of phones) 3 FCC could decide that Verizon and ATT have been anti competitive and the FCC will regulate prices lowering the quality of service the cell phone providers can offer and slowing the adoption of new technology

19. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

Some of you are pretty stupid if you do a little math the REQUIRED crap plans you need for the Iphone alone pays for the price of the phone 2-3 fold per person within a couple of months. Sprint has just about everything included in their plans you just have to worry about what amount of minutes you want. So $350 for the Touch Pro 2 a good price for an HTC phone. The Pro was around that price when it came out. If you're complaining so much about the price don't buy it or be smart like me and know how to get the phone lower than that without having to do stupid mail in rebates.

21. GXnext

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 07, 2009

you mean like go to bestbuy like i did when I got the touch pro last oct for $230 with 2yr contract, because bestbuy gives you the rebate discounts upfront? Well I wish I was eligible for that this time around but I'm not.. I can only get $75 off ... with taxes that brings my price to $594.44 and sprint said they would wave the shipping charge... and bestbuy doesn't have the tp2 yet as far as I know.. Does anyone know a way I could get this phone for less then what sprint is offering it to me for? I don't think I'm eligible for any mail in rebates so I doubt bestbuy is a option.

22. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

What is your email I can definately help you.

20. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

Sprint and HTC price this phone $50 higher than the touch pro 1 in hopes to clear through inventory, once the inventory is at a more managable level then they reeavaluate pricing. Thus bringing it down to a respectable price. The only reason wendys has triple cheeseburgers is so they sell more doubles

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