HTC Touch Pro3 looking to be a smaller big hit this summer?

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HTC Touch Pro3 looking to be a smaller big hit this summer?
According to a poster on the xda-developers forum who claims to have had dinner with HTC's main distributor in Europe, the Touch Pro3 will get a  Q3 launch in Europe. Considering that the Windows Phone 7 OS will not be ready by then, it looks like HTC is going to be putting Windows Mobile 6.5 under the hood. Add to this the word from the distributor that the Touch Pro3 will be smaller and lighter with a 3 inch WQVGA resistive screen and it sounds like the Taiwanese manufacturer is taking one giant step backward. Still, even if the phone is released with Windows Mobile, a firmware upgrade could always be issued. And by the time the Touch Pro3 is rolled out in the States, Windows Phone 7 might be all ready to go. With the current trend toward larger screens, shrinking the display on the handset combined with the recent apathy toward Windows Mobile (except for the HD2, of course) might make this a hard sell.

source: xda-developersforum via TechieBuzz, WMPoweruser

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16 Comments

1. 203RichBoy

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

HTC Tera?

16. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Yes.....I just discovered that this is the Terra. I wouldn't make sense to f up the tp2. If that phone gets windows 7 phone series it will make me seriously think about buying one. I like the HD2 with Adroid, but a win 7 TP3 would be the hottest keyboard phone on the market!

2. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

this is WACK news. Use the same OS and shrink the screen by over half an inch?? Call it the TP2.5 or somethin but NOT the 3. If they were smart they would make it a 3.7"- 4" screen with Android 2.1. Now that would be a phone.

4. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

Agreed. Even just take the TP2, put SnapDragon into it and then Android.... Perfect device :-)

3. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

FAIL!!!!!!

5. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

sounds like the specs wont be a windows 7 capable anyhow

6. Skyegyawali

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 11, 2010

Looks like htc touch pro 3 is affordable windows mobile 6.5 for summer

7. matt1q2aw3 unregistered

WHY???????????????????????????????????????????????? I want a TP2 same size or thinner but with a snap dragon and WM7!!!!!!!!!!!!

8. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

booo

9. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

Between this and the recent issues with the Nexus One, my undying loyalty to HTC is starting to waver. Quality Brilliant? Sounds more like clearing the stock of a bunch of unfinished projects (read WM7 incompatible hardware) to me. Hope you're just cutting the fat, because unlike software that can be released unfinished, (although we hate when y'all do it) and later fixed with a patch, it's kind of difficult to "patch" 5xx MHz to 1GHz Snapdragon.

10. david_the_gom

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2008

eh... i'll just stick with TP2... so far, it is the best WinMo phone i had, only down part is slow-ass, non-overclockable CPU... (had fun with TP1 with CPU overclocked to 800 MHz)

11. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

hell..I wanna an HD2 with android now..actually soon enough to arrive to USA!! David..here..YES the TP2 CAN be OC'd...http://www.fpsece.net/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=462

13. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

You mean with WinMO!

12. liquidmonkey unregistered

this article info does not make any sense at all. if anything they would go bigger screen.

14. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

This would be the Touch Promini, like the Hd2 mini

15. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

They just screwed one of the best reasons the phone, sold besides the keyboard.....the larger screen size. I would love to see windows 7 series TP3 in the same size that it is now........what a wasteto make it any other way.

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