Sprint's HTC Touch Pro2 Is NOT Getting a Price Cut

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  1. Ed Hardy

    Ed Hardy TabletPCReview Editor Staff Member

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    A rumorthat Sprint is about to cut the price of its version of the HTC Touch Pro2 is getting a great deal of publicity today. However, an official spokesperson for this carrier has informed Brighthand that this report is mostly incorrect.

    Sprint introduced thishigh-end Windows phone earlier this month at $350 with two-year contract. Verizon launched it just a couple of days later at $200 with contract, and the unconfirmed report says Sprint is going to drop its price to match its rivals.

    [​IMG]According to the Sprint spokesperson, this is not the case. Apparently, there is some confusion about a new discount going into effect forlarge corporate customers.

    She wrote:

    Starting tomorrow, the price drop for HTC TouchPro2 from Sprint is only available to corporate liable customers with 100+ lines. All other channels will sell at original price $349.99 with a two-year service agreement and after $100 mail-in rebate.

    An Overview of the HTC Touch Pro2
    This high-end smartphone offers a 3.6-inch WVGA screen, sliding keyboard, mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, and worldphone capabilities.

    It runs Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro, but an upgrade to 6.5 is expected to be released later.

    On top of the standardMicrosoftuser interface is the latest version of HTC's TouchFLO 3D UI, which has been designed to make the device easier to use with a fingertip, rather than a stylus.

    Other features include a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera, a GPS receiver, 3.5 mm audio jack, a microSD card slot, and a 1500 mAh battery.

    Source: Sprint

     
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  2. jigwashere

    jigwashere Mobile Deity

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    Oh, so sad! Bad news. :(
     
  3. JRakes

    JRakes NOT your Average Joe

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    Not for me... ;)

    Sorry, Jig - Couldn't resist!

    I gotta say, though - While this isn't an inexpensive device, the cost differential for the unlocked international version I ordered vs the $350 from Sprint would be recovered in less than 6 months of increased cost of a contract vs the PAYG plan I'll be doing. That is, even including what I'll be spending for my PAYG approach (which is really Hook's PAYG approach) vs one of those "Everything" plans will MORE than make up the device cost delta.
     
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    colorado_al Newbie

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    It is available for $199 to any business, not just with 100+ phones.
    I just ordered one today. Just make sure you click on the Business link on the right of the page and enter your EIN.
     

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