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More on the Touch Pro 2 with a 3.5mm jack

Here's more from Mobilesyrup on the upcoming Touch Pro 2 with its confirmed 3.5mm headset jack that caught most everyone by surprise. And that leads us to a couple of questions.

  1. What's the trade-off? While there appears to be plenty of room on the bottom edge of the Touch Pro 2 for a headset jack, adding one certainly must change the internal design of the device. (That's Dieter's hands-on with the stock Touch Pro 2 at right.) And while the Telus version proves that it can be done, was anything taken out?
  1. Telus is the first carrier we've seen to add in a headset jack. Will anyone else follow? It's not a given that Verizon or anyone else will do so. (And if anyone out there can predict exactly how Verizon hack up any given phone, we've got a date at the track we'd like to take you on.) Again, that'd likely come down to the trade-offs.
  2. Is this HTC turning over a new leaf sooner than we thought? They've said headsets will come in future phones. Yeah, it's probably too soon for that, but who knows.

Regardless, we're not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. Congrats, Telus customers. And let's hope some of that headset goodness comes our way.

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6 Comments
  • Will this feature only be for CDMA models? If so, I may be switching from the carrier formerly known as voicestream.
  • This is a little better then the 2.5 jack I have now. To plug in my headset I need to use the USB > 2.5MM AND the 2.5MM > 3.5MM adapter, it looks VERY stupid. We just need to get a 3.5MM built INTO the devices already.
  • LOL voicestream= T-mobile. I wonder what they are going to change their name to now!
  • Verizon's version also has the 3.5 jack and is by far the best looking TP2 in my opinion.
  • Wondering if the US version of the Diamond2 will have the 3.5mm headphone jack?
  • Ahh the good old days of voicestream...when i had my $199/month UNLIMITED voice plan. Any US carrier introducing the TP2 without the 3.5mm jack will be the scorn of the industry. Sprint has been good to me over the years... don't(epic)fail me now.