When it comes to buying, well, anything these days, we have to count our pennies closer than we used to. And so it gives us great pause when TmoNews tells us that the pricing for the T-Mobile Touch Pro 2 — after the break with a two-year contract — will be $299.

Let's face it, that's a chunk of change. And while we're gladly going to shell out some cash when the time comes for the latest Windows phone, it's tough to argue against other $99 smartphones out there.

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