October 27, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
We didn’t see any lines this weekend, but Sprint did start selling the highly anticipated HTC Touch Pro yesterday.
The new slider combines HTC’s TouchFLO 3D interface with a 2.8-inch screen, a five-row QWERTY keyboard and Windows Mobile 6.1. Much like the Touch Diamond, the unit has 3.2-megapixel camera, but business users will appreciate using those powers for scanning business cards and capturing video.
“The HTC Touch Pro is the perfect device for those who demand the ease of use of TouchFLO 3D and the styling of the HTC Touch Diamond but also crave a more powerful mobile business experience,” said Jason Mackenzie, HTC’s VP.
Other features include Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth support, Microsoft Office and a TV-out connection, which means you can show off your PowerPoint expertise using the tiny handset. Of course, it also has access to Sprint TV, as well as the Sprint Music Store and a custom YouTube application.
The HTC Touch Pro is available now in some Sprint stores for $299.99. That price includes a $100 mail-in rebate, a 2-year service agreement, and a minimum $25 add-on data plan. It will get a wider release starting November 2.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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