Sprint got all official on release date and pricing for the HTC Pro and Touch, today. The HTC Touch will hit Sprint stores sometime this September (some are saying 9/14) and cost $250 after a 100 mail-in-rebate and 2 year contract. The HTC Pro, essentially the same phone as the Touch with the addition of a slide out QWERTY keyboard, will be available for purchase October 19th and cost $300 after a $100 mail-in-rebate and 2 year contract.

I’m interested to see how well the HTC Pro’s ‘biz card’ software works to add contact info to the address book via the 3.2MP camera. Healthy dose of skepticism, anyone?

Touch and Pro’s quick specs after the ‘leap’

  • 2.8-inch VGA display + gravity-sensor technology (aka accelerometer)
  • TouchFLO(TM) 3D
  • Opera browser
  • 3.2 MP camera/camcorder
  • Stereo Bluetooth technology
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 and provides easy access to Sprint-exclusive multimedia content, including Sprint Music Store’s quick over-the-air song downloads
  • Sprint TV with its extensive collection of live and on-demand channels.
  • Micro SD slot (Pro)
  • Biz card scanner (Pro0

Official press release here

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."