We've reason to believe that the phone will eventually come to each of the Big 4 operators (AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Sprint and Verizon Wireless), but those needing this sweet piece of machinery right now only have one option. And clearly, that one option isn't good for your wallet. T-Mobile is taking full advantage of its short exclusivity period by charging a small fortune for this heralded handset. While Apple's lauded iPhone 3G is selling for $99 on a two-year contract at AT&T and most every other phone out there--including the myTouch 3G--is priced at $199, HTC's Touch Pro2 is listed for $349.99 on contact.
Let's say that again: $349.99, and you still have to commit to T-Mobile for two full years. Wild! Those who purchase the phone will receive a $200 instant rebate for signing on as a new customer, though you can purchase it outright for $549.99. Our recommendation? Hold off for awhile. There's no way T-Mobile can continue to charge this much for long; we have all ideas the asking price will sink once the novelty wears off and the early adopters have had their chance to overpay. Call it a hunch.