Here it comes: Sprint Touch, November 4th, $249 after contract and rebates.
It's Windows Mobile 6 (of course), has EVDO for data (upgradable to Rev A), no Wifi (frowny face), 2 megapixel camera, TouchFLO fancy-ness, and so on and so forth. It's a great little (seriously, it's little) smartphone, as we learned in our Hands-on with the Sprint Touch.
I'm very happy to see the Touch get official carrier recognition here in the states - the GSM version is way WAY more popular than anybody expected, selling more than 800,000 units as of October 1st. The lack of WiFi is a bummer, but EVDO helps make up for that. The price is also a bit of a bummer, but not a mega bummer, dude.
Put a TouchPal keyboard on this thing and you'll be a happy camper come November 4th.
Combining a dynamic touch screen experience with industry-leading network speeds, Sprint (NYSE: S) and HTC Corp. (TAIEX: 2498; "HTC"), today announced the upcoming availability of Touch by HTC™, a full touch screen wireless phone integrating Windows Mobile 6 with advanced entertainment features. Operating on the Sprint Mobile Broadband network, the stylish Touch by HTC brings together email and other essential business applications with Sprint's exclusive multimedia content including over-the-air music downloads, live TV and more.