The first devices running Windows Mobile 6.5 are going to launch on Oct. 6. Until recently, it was thought that one of these would be the AT&T Tilt2, but it now appears that this carrier’s version of the HTC Touch Pro2 will miss the party.
As the original AT&T Tilt was a high-end Windows phone from HTC with a slide-and-tilt display, it’s only logical that the Tilt2 name be put on HTC’s latest Windows Mobile-based device with this same design — the Touch Pro2.
Both T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon have already introduced versions of this smartphone, so virtually all the details on it are known.
A Delayed Launch
The only real mystery remaining is the launch date. Unconfirmed reports have indicated that the Tilt2 will debut with Windows Mobile 6.5, and the prevailing opinion had been that it would launch along with this new version of Microsoft’s smartphone operating system.
However, a new unconfirmed report says that problems have arisen that will push back AT&T’s release until Oct. 18.
What he price for the AT&T Tilt2 will be is not yet known, and this carrier’s competitors haven’t set a precedent.
Both T-Mobile and Sprint and asking $350 with contract for their versions, but Verizon price is just $200 with contract.
An Overview of the HTC Touch Pro2
For those who are unfamiliar with it, the Touch Pro2 is a “slider,” a smartphone with a landscape-oriented sliding QWERTY keyboard. It also has a 3.6 inch, WVGA (800 by 480 pixel) touchscreen.
It is built around a 528 MHz processor from Qualcomm, and has 288 MB of RAM and a microSD card slot.
AT&T’s version will supposedly have support for this carrier’s high-speed 3G network. It will also have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera, a GPS receiver, and a 1500 mAh battery.
Naturally, it is expected to replace the Fuze in AT&T’s product lineup, just as the Fuze replaced the Tilt last year.