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Sprint Touch Pro is officially official

The launch date for Sprint's HTC Touch pro has bounced around more than election poll numbers. (See here, here and here.) Case in point: Our own HobbesIsReal managed to snag one last week and posted his 24-hour impressions.

But we're happy to say that the Touch Pro now is officially officially here. It's up on Sprint's Web site and everything. That's the good news.

The bad news is that it's gonna cost you. The $579.99 list price is knocked down to $399.99 after "instant savings." And you can take another $100 off that with a mail-in rebate. But for that to kick in, you have to sign up for an "everything" plan (starting at $99 a month), a "Data Premier" add-on or "PRO Pack" add-on. That's SOP for Sprint these days, but be forewarned anyway. And by many accounts, you get your money's worth, GPS lag notwithstanding.

Look for our full-on review here in the next week or so as HobbesIsReal puts the Touch Pro through its paces.

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9 Comments
  • Can we get a sub-forum up for this device?
  • Simply Everything Plan start at $69, NOT $99. You can get the cheapest one and still get the rebate.
    This has been the case for most of their smartphones for the past 6+ months. Why are you still getting this wrong?
  • Simply Everything Plan start at $69, NOT $99. You can get the cheapest one and still get the rebate.
    This has been the case for most of their smartphones for the past 6+ months. Why are you still getting this wrong?
  • you can do the Everything Data plan with the phone and still get the rebate
    There prices are 69.99 and 89.99
  • Yes, the version of the Simply Everything Plan that includes unlimited _everything_ is $99. Everything Plans, however, start at $69.99. I have the $69.99 one.
    It's like you don't read the website you report on. Look on the page that you took that screenshot and look below it. Guess what's there? Everything Data $69.99 and $89.99.
    SEP - $99
    ED - $69 and $89
    All are Everything plans (as specified by the Touch Pro's site) and all qualify.
    The Everything Data used to be called Simply Everything Plans but were recently seperated out but all are still listed as Everything plans on Sprint's website.
  • Ah ha! Thanks for the clarifications.
  • can some body explain to me why is that this phones are so expensive and the iphone is so darn cheap compare to the htc diamond pro?
  • I cannot find anything on the production costs of the Touch Pro, but here is the production cost of the Iphone showing that the phones were retailing 50% above the actual production cost to make the phone:
    So the cost of the phone to the end consumer often times includes the core production costs of the physical phone (which could be as low as 40% of the total cost of the phone), license fees for software installed on the phone (i.e. OS, games, communication apps, etc..), license fees for any controlled technologies used, the original manufacturer profit margin (which has to pay off all the R&D invested during preproduction), middle man sales profit margin, the carrier added profit margin, and whatever else I cant think of off the top of my head.
    Sometimes I wonder about the collective profit of increased sales volume of lower priced phones vs higher profit margins of the same phone with fewer sold really play out.
  • Phil, how come you never updated your article with the information we corrected in the comments? Shouldn't you always update your news if something said is wrong?