We know it's painful, and you're tired ofbeingteasedbytheT-MobileTouch Pro 2. As are we. And we promise, this will be the last you see of leaks of it until ... well, until the next leak. But this one from TmoNews is quite a haul, so we'll just grin and bear it.
We'll start with the video you see above, apparently shot with an iPhone 3GS. (Grits teeth even harder ...) After the break, some of the best pictures we've seen thus far, along with another video.
We also expect it to run about $170 after contract. At this point, about the only thing we don't know is the actual launch date. Could be any day now.
We now also have a look at the owner's manual, courtesy of Cell Phone Signal. One interesting thing to note is that in the page we see here, T-Mobile's 3G frequency of 1700MHz is missing. We have to believe that's just a European printing thing — TMo's the only carrier in the U.S. using 1700MHz for 3G, anyway — and that a phone called the Dash 3G is, in fact, still packing 3G for us in the States.
It's times like these we loath Twitter. T-Mobile took to the twitterverse [via] to tease us (or is it twease us?) that the Touch Pro 2 is in fact coming "this summer." Thanks. We kindafiguredthat. Couldn't give us the release date? Pricing? Heck, they had 62 characters left!
Speaking of the Touch Pro 2, the picture to the right here brings us another piece of evidence pointing to an Aug. 12 launch on T-Mobile. That puts it outside the window of the slew of launch parties. Thanks to TmoNews for that one. No thanks to Twitter.
We've manhandled (or is it Mal-handled?) the Sprint Snap, we've see the launch of the Verizon Ozone, and now we're just waiting on the T-Mobile Dash 3G to round out the initial HTC Snap invasion in the U.S. Well, not everyone's waiting, as Noah from PhoneDog snagged an early Dash 3G a week or so before general availability. Looks like it'll be here on or about July 8 (we've heard later) for $170, or more than three times what Verizon's selling its version of the Snap for.
So, here are 11 minutes of the T-Mobile Dash 3G. And when you think about how long fans of the original Dash have had to wait for a follow-up, 11 minutes really isn't too much to sit through.
Hard to beat this price. For one day only (the next 12 hours, actually), you can pick up an original unlocked Dash, which is being replaced by the HTC Snap. We know the Dash from its time with T-Mobile. But seeing as how this one's unlocked, it'll work just fine on AT&T. Could make a nice little backup phone.
There's almost nothing here that we didn't already know about the Touch Pro 2 on T-Mobile, but here you go anyway, courtesy of TmoNews. Official looking specs are official looking specs, and we're not about to turn that down. Click the pic to make things more readable. But for those who don't like to squint, here's what we've got:
Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional (upgradable to 6.5).
Dimensions: 4.19x2.36x0.67 inches.
Weight: 6.45 ounces.
512MB ROM/288MB RAM
Radios: Quad-band EDGE plus T-Mo's 3G flavor of 1700MHz.
Getting tired of the leaked shots yet? Yeah, us, either. So, here are some mor of the T-Mobile Touch Pro 2 from TmoNews. Seriously, T-Mobile, just release the thing already. The cat's out of the bag. We'll still come to your party. We promise. Er, once you send us an invite.
As much as we're not exactly enjoying what feels like the world's ... longest ... roll-out ... of HTC phones this summer – love the phones, hate the wait – we are happy to see carriers putting s little more muscle that usual behind Windows Mobile phones. Case in point: T-Mobile's throwing a little shindig from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale starting July 14 for the Dash 3G (which should actually be released on July 15) and Touch Pro 2 (which we're looking for on July 22). Here's the breakdown of events, and hit the links to register:
Maybe it's because there are three versions of this phone floating around (and we're still betting AT&T will announce one at some point), but it seems like the HTC Snap is everywhere at the moment. Sprint's version is on sale now. Verizon's was just announced and is coming real soon. And now here's video from MobileBurn (and they have a bunch of pics here) of T-Mobile's variant, aka the Dash 3G, which we're still expecting in mid- to late-July.
Mike also notes in the video that the "Inner Circle" feature, which pushes e-mails and the like from a select group of contacts to the top, appears to be missing, confirming what we first heard some months ago.
Look. The Snap's a fine phone and a nice evolution for Windows Mobile messengers. And we definitely don't want to overlook the importance of a that kind of workaholic phone. (Hell, I'm using a Moto Q9h.) But we're dying for something shiny and new. OLED. Capacitive touchscreens. Multitouch. Marketplace. Something. Anything. Please. Soon.
Can't say this phone snuck up on us. T-Mobile officially announced the Dash 3G on Wednesday, making it the second of the U.S. carriers to do so. (The Sprint version of the HTC Snap is already in the wild and will be in Sprint stores in a week or so.) We're also getting our first official look at the phone. T-Mobile's keeping the same lines as the stock HTC device that we first saw at Mobile World Congress.
What we still don't know? An actual release date — T-Mo's just saying "in July" and we're seeing July 1 — and pricing. That should be coming soon, along with an announcement about the HTC Touch Pro 2.
The title says it all, folks. There are the T-Mobile-branded HTC Touch Pro 2 and Dash 3G (aka Snap). We still don't have an exact launch date for either, but the rumor mill has the Touch Pro 2 in mid- to late-July, and the Dash 3G in early July.
Speaking of the Touch Pro 2, it looks like T-Mobile employees will be undergoing training on the HTC device (along with the Dash 3G -- aka the Snap) in the coming weeks.
Somebody slipped the above schedule under the Boy Genius Report's door, stating that things get going June 16 in the East Region and doesn't end until July 2 in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. That could well mean no July 1 launch for the Dash 3G, but the rumored July 22 launch for the Touch Pro 2 could still be possible.