Verizon Wireless Gets HTC Touch Pro2

Well that certainly didn’t take long. Just days after Sprint got the hot new HTC Touch Pro2, Verizon Wireless is announcing that it too will carry the phone. Like the Sprint version, Verizon’s variant will feature a 3.6-inch WVGA variable-angle tilting touch screen and a slide-out keyboard that is larger than its Touch Pro predecessor. In terms of connectivity, the Touch Pro2 supports EVDO Rev. A and Wi-Fi. The phone also offers global connectivity.

As you may recall, the Touch Pro2 runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 and the TouchFLO user interface. Other key specifications and features include:
  • 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)

Verizon also touts the phone’s 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
The HTC Touch Pro2 will be available today for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a qualifying plan.