An unconfirmed report says T-Mobile USA employees will soon start training on the HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Snap, the latest in a growing collection of rumors saying this carrier’s release of these Windows phones is getting close.
Training is supposedly set to begin on June 16 and end on July 2, so the debut could be any day after that.
There is no word yet on pricing for either device.
An Overview of the HTC Touch Pro2
The Touch Pro2 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.
It will mark the return of the slide-and-tilt screen that was a hallmark of an earlier smartphone from HTC, the AT&T Tilt.
It will be built around a 528 MHz processor from Qualcomm, 288 MB of RAM, and a microSD card slot. It will also have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera, a GPS receiver, and a 1500 mAh battery.
An Overview of the HTC Snap
This slim Windows phone will have a strong focus on messaging. The Snap will be less than a half-inch thick (12 mm), yet include a full keyboard with domed keys, 2.4-inch QVGA display, and a trackball.
This model will run Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard on a 528 MHz processor, and have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as GPS, 2.0 megapixel camera, and microSD card slot.
Both of these smartphones are almost certainly going to support T-Mobile’s 3G service.
Source: Boy Genius Report