According to information leaking out of AT&T, this wireless carrier intends to call its version of the HTC Touch Pro2 the Tilt2, showing that this upcoming Windows phone is a successor to a model released back in 2007.
This is a clear reference to the Touch Pro2, as this HTC smartphone will have much ion common with the original AT&T Tilt, including the feature that gave it its name: a slide-and-tilt screen.
In addition, this carrier has a habit of renaming smartphones. For example, it changed the “HTC Touch Pro” to the “HTC Fuze”.
The document from AT&T doesn’t say when its version of this device will be released.
A New Picture, Too
A picture of a prototype Touch Pro2 with the AT&T logo on it has also emerged.
Thus shows that, as it always does, this wireless carrier has re-arranged the keyboard. The other versions of this model have the number keys in a row across the top, while AT&T’s version will have the grouped in the same way they are on phone’s numberpad.
An Overview of the HTC Touch Pro2
The Touch Pro2 itself is not a rumor — HTC formally unveiled it months ago. So far, though, the only U.S. carrier to commit to offering it is T-Mobile, who will launch it this week.
For those who are unfamiliar with it, this will be a “slider,” a smartphone with a landscape-oriented sliding QWERTY keyboard. It will also have a 3.6 inch, WVGA (800 by 480 pixel) touchscreen.
This HTC model will debut with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1, but make the jump to Windows Mobile 6.5 when this new version is available.
It will be built around a 528 MHz processor from Qualcomm, 288 MB of RAM, and a microSD card slot.
Naturally, it is expected to replace the Fuze in AT&T’s product lineup, just as the Fuze replaced the Tilt last year.
Also Coming to T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and More
AT&T will be one of many U.S. wireless phone companies offering HTC’s latest model. In addition to T-Mobile, others are also working to get versions of this smartphone on the market, including Sprint and Verizon.
It’s possible AT&T will be the second to release a version of the Touch Pro2, but this carrier would have to hurry — Sprint is expected to introduce one early next month.