Touch Pro 2 probably destined for T-Mobile?

Touch Pro 2 probably destined for T-Mobile?
We’ve seen almost every wireless carrier in the U.S. offer some variant of HTC’s Touch Pro except for one; T-Mobile that is. Taking a look at their website still shows the aging T-Mobile Wing as their only Windows Mobile Pro offering. So maybe they might skip over the Touch Pro and go right into the Touch Pro 2? The guys over at XDA Developers managed to get their hands on a Touch Pro 2 ROM that may have some ties with T-Mobile in the United States. Some evidence to support this conclusion is that the ROM has the same U.S. country ID code found on HTC’s other devices; the Dash and Shadow on T-Mobile.  And of course MyFaves will be on there as well as YouTube and Telenav. This is definitely good news for any T-Mobile customer looking to find something fresh other than the T-Mobile Wing. Although it’s a bummer that HTC’s current offerings don’t look to be released, at least they’ll be one of the first to get a taste of Windows Mobile 6.5 and all the goodies coming along with the Touch Pro 2.

via WMExperts
Touch Pro 2 probably destined for T-Mobile?



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19 Comments

1. cartman

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Seems like T-Mobile is getting their act together. Will we see more 3G markets open for them? And just when we see WM6.5 devices about to pop-up, we get WM7 screenshots. Also, please make it quad-band UMTS phone, T-Mobile. [850/1700/1900/2100].

2. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

If they do... Envious, I am. Very nice, this phone is. Verizon is getting their act together too, but it's taking them longer... Like they need to be on Maury and have the drill instructor out there telling them they need to get better phones if they want their customers to stay satisfied, in a very loud manner, of course. T-Mobile is just in need of a little therapy, and maybe some Riddelin to even out their temperament.... Anyway, I'll be excited to see what HTC does with the rest of the carriers this year

3. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I'm not bashing on T-Mobile, but what would HTC throw the Pro 2 at T-Mobile first and not AT&T? I'm just curious, because it would seem that most of the features on the phone would get used more with an AT&T customer over a T-Mobile customer...meh

7. sundog

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 26, 2009

It makes sense if you think about how long it's been since T-Mobile has been selling the wing, as well has how long it took AT&T to bring the fuze stateside. T-Mobile needs an MDA/Wing replacement yesterday, while AT&T/Sprint/Verizon have only recently released the TP, so will likely wait until the TP has been out a full year. I think HTC's massive product 'leak' was for the US carriers that tend to drag their heels on implementations. Hopefully the carriers will take the hint and bring the phones sooner. Makes you wonder how abysmal Touch Pro sales are now that many/most/all? are waiting for the TP2

8. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Sounds reasonable..

11. Galen20K

Posts: 568; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

I absolutely agree Sundog, maybe others should take note and stop trying to Hate on T-Mobile just because its the Trendy thing to do with the Ignorant Posters of the web 2.0. It's refreshing to hear some intelligence for once instead of attention grabbing Ignorant comments that most tend to post.

4. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I'm sorry, but AT&T should really get this phone instead. The Touch Pro 2 seems like an AT&T phone.

10. Galen20K

Posts: 568; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

I'm sorry, but ATT is complete and utter JUNKY and JANKY and should go to all the other carriers First Especially TMOb because it just seems like a T-Mobile USA Phone and way more well deserved than all the whiny brats currently subscribed to AT@T.

12. Slayor721

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 27, 2008

lol. i agree with u..

15. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

It doesn't matter which GSM carrier gets it first, as long as a GSM carrier gets it. XD

16. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Yeah, I was just thinking on the side of HTC, like, if my company made a product, and that product had amazing features, I would want whoever bought that product to actually use those features; not saying that no T-Mobile customer would use the Pro2 to its limits, just that when I was a T-Mobile sales rep, I only got a couple of potential customer actually asking about the different features of w/e 'smartphone' they were looking at, most of the rest just wanted the Shadow or the Wing because it looked cool, it was trendy. Its kinda like the person who goes and gets a Mercedes AMG and actually drives the speed limit..

5. VZW Employee

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 25, 2009

for some reason all of the windows mobile devices ive used has always freeze, lag or locked up on me. (T-Mobile Wing, MDA, xv6700, xv5800, xv6800, xv6900, Verizon Touch Pro, Motorola Q, Q9m, Q9c) just to name a few, windows mobile sucks...

6. cricketmember

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 26, 2009

windows mobile has always had problems fromthe oldest version to the newest version i would not get one unless the phone had a very good price

9. omarc_2008

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 26, 2009

to Jyakotu at&t suckz period.... it should totally go to verizon

13. Slayor721

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 27, 2008

no. verizon is the shittist carier around. they over charge u monthly and the plans suck too! there phones are decent but they just need to lower there contract prices and then they will be loved.

14. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Why should it? Doesn't Verizon all ready have the Storm and the Omina? It doesn't need the Touch Pro 2.

17. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

it is not the shittiest carrier. look at their coverage and 3g!!!! their plans dont suck. now they have family and friends

18. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

It doesn't matter. HTC has too look at which carrier and which customers would benefit more from a smart phone. Looking at AT&T, there are a lot of business people that would use AT&T for their smart phones because some of them can be used over seas.

19. sundog

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 26, 2009

It looks like all 4 major US carriers will get this. I think that, in addition to AT&T and Tmobile USA, the Sprint TP2 is rumored to have international roaming capabilities (sim card).

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