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Verizon officially announces the Touch Pro 2

Hey, don't be so surprised. We already told you the HTC Touch Pro 2 would be out on Verizon by the end of the week, and now it's really real, and you can pick one up starting Friday.

Also real is the $199 price (after $100 rebate and 2-year contract, of course). And as expected, the 3.5mm headphone jack is on board. Anything else you need to know that hasn't been out in the open for a long, long while now?

Full presser after the break.

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and BELLEVUE, Wash. — Verizon Wireless and HTC Corporation introduce the HTC Touch Pro2™, a global-capable smartphone designed for the busiest professionals and world travelers. The HTC Touch Pro2 features an extra-large 3.6-inch touch screen that tilts to an optimal viewing angle, an ergonomic slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and an advanced speakerphone with asymmetric speakers and advanced noise suppression to deliver customers a robust productivity experience. Created with the intuitive TouchFLO 3D user interface, data on the HTC Touch Pro2 can be easily accessed with just the touch of a finger.

Available color: Black

Key specifications and features:

  • High-speed connectivity over Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Broadband network (1x/EV-DO Revision A 800/1900 MHz)
  • Global connectivity to allow customers to access e-mail and data in more than 180 destinations and to use the phone for voice calling in more than 220 destinations (GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz WCDMA/HSPA 2100 MHz)
  • Wi-Fi capabilities (802.11 b/g)
  • 3.6 inch WVGA resolution (480 x 800) tilting touch screen
  • Advanced speakerphone with noise-cancelling technology
  • 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera with video capture
  • Touch-sensitive zoom bar
  • Seamless connectivity with Microsoft® Exchange, Outlook and Office applications with Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 with EDR and A2DP stereo
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM 7600A, 528 MHz
  • Memory: 512 MB ROM, 288 MB RAM
  • Dimensions: 4.57” x 2.33” x .68” (length x width x height)
  • Weight: 6.3 ounces (with standard battery)
  • Extended 1500 mAh battery for longer operation times
  • Up to 5.3 hours of talk time (CDMA) or up to 13.5 days of standby time (CDMA)

Lifestyle features:

  • Linked contact view delivers e-mail, text message, call history, and even Flickr images and Facebook® updates to a single location
  • Push Internet technology ensures that favorite Web sites are always ready for viewing at a moment’s notice
  • 3.5 mm audio jack and stereo Bluetooth support to enjoy multimedia content through a variety of audio equipment
  • Optional expandable microSD™ memory with up to 16 GB to store music, video, images, applications and other content
  • Built-in GPS for VZ Navigator(SM), VZ Navigator(SM) Global and other location-based services and applications

Price and availability:

  • The HTC Touch Pro2 will be available for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a voice plan with an e-mail feature or e-mail plan. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
  • Beginning Friday, customers can order the HTC Touch Pro2 online at www.verizonwireless.com (opens in new tab), in business sales channels and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores. For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com (opens in new tab).

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19 Comments
  • Just to let everyone know, it is Direct Fullfillment only for now, dont waste your time in line!
  • Well, I have to return my Touch Pro I got 2 1/2 weeks ago to jump on this. Guess I'll have to re-activate my XV6800 if I want a phone this weekend.
  • I just spoke with a Verizon sales rep and was told the phone will show up at the VZW Stores in about one to two weeks. For now it can be ordered, but I am looking forward to a test drive at my local VZW Store in a week or two. Good to know it is finally here.
  • I'm gonna call my store tomorrow, if they don't have it, i'll opt to get next day if I can. Think it'll happen?
  • Why is that the calling time is only 5.3 hours?? am i the only one noticing here? Don't you guys read the full description?? I just don't get it. I've seen this at wmpoweruser.com too...
  • That means continuous talk time. This doesn't mean that the phone only holds a charge for 5.3 hours. It means that the average life of the battery, if you were on a constant phone call from the time it had a full charge to when it completely dies, is 5.3 hours. The average battery life for when the phone is on standby (meaning when the phone is not being used) is 270 hours, or an estimated 11 days.
  • yes i know that. continuous talk time for t mobile is 8.3 hours. I am asking why differrent carriers shows different length of hours?
  • 5.3 Hours talk time on a CDMA smartphone is actually pretty good. PS. Unless you are on the West Coast, Do NOT bother going into a retail store to see/buy it. None of them will have it in stock. It must be ordered online, over the phone, or from a VZW store.
  • It doesn't even show up on the site for me (Knoxville, TN) unless I change my location to the West Coast. I assume they can still order it for me in a local store though.
  • Look at the site now and the HYC is 299.00 and there is no MIR for this phone
  • I just noticed it on the site also - 299.99 and the online rebate isn't listed. I guess I'll wait until it releases to try it out before buying it online (hopefully it will have the 100.00 rebate by then). Are there any accessories for this device? I'm looking for a hard case, screen protector and swivel belt clip/holster but I guess I could buy those from Sprint or T-Mobile.
  • Any idea how long they will do the rebate for. The earliest I can trade up will be mid December.
  • I went in to get a touch pro 2 this morning, and looks like this will only be available online. This does not jive with the press release released by HTC and Verizon. Big Red really needs to get their stuff together, and quite lying to their customers.
  • I ordered via telesales this morning at 7:00 AM PST. Confirmed the $100 rebate was included with the paperwork sent out and could be redeemed online, or via mail. Supposedly comes faster when you complete the rebate online. They're now also showing the $100 rebate instantly online, too. As far as accessories, I sure hope there's a screen protector. A simple slip case would be nice, too. Otherwise I'm going to buy a pocket Solutions passport case. Verizon only lists: Included Accessories:
    Standard Li
  • Glad to hear about the rebate. If you don't mind my asking, did they drop the price by 100.00 dollars or did you pay 299.00 upfont and have to submit the rebate online later?
  • Yes, I paid the full $299... well, actually since it's telesales, I had them add it to my next regular bill (an option I dont think you get buying online). Online you'll get the $100 off up front (as of about 8:00 AM), but won't get the mail in rebate.
  • Thanks, that was what I was wondering about.
  • sim card? is it possible to jailbreak this phone and use it on AT&T? they are so lame as to be the last one to release their tp2 and have no timetable to do so :(
  • From what I've read an unlocked Verizon TP2 will work on AT&T networks but won't be 3G compatible.
    And I agree that AT&T needs to get it in gear. One can only hope that AT&T is waiting for October 6th and release it with WM 6.5.