Sprint makes their Touch Pro 2 official, shipping September 8th

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Rumors had the launch of the Sprint-branded Touch Pro 2 pinned all over the calendar, but all signs as of late have pointed at a September 8th release. Sure enough, Sprint just sealed the deal: the Sprint Touch Pro 2 will be shipping in just over a week.

And just as we’d predicted, Sprint’s price matching T-Mobile here penny-for-penny: after contracts and rebates are said and done, your wallet will be $350 lighter.

Fun fact: For some reason, Sprint sent over the image you see up above as a massive (4800×3600) 8 megabyte JPEG. If anybody ever needs to print out billboard-sized pictures of the Touch Pro 2, let us know!

HTC Touch Pro2 from Sprint offers a sophisticated approach to business by combining the power of Sprint’s National Mobile Broadband Network (EV-DO Rev. A) with access to Windows Mobile 6.1 and the award-winning HTC TouchFlo™ 3D touch-screen experience. The modern design features a large 3.6-inch WVGA tilting touch screen and full sliding QWERTY keyboard, making keeping in contact with colleagues and customers easy and intuitive. Easily switch from e-mail to a call with one touch by simply selecting a friend or colleague’s picture right in your e-mail. Customers can create an instant office with Straight Talk’s noise-filtering dual speakers, and microphones create a professional-quality speakerphone. HTC Touch Pro2 also offers a smooth browsing experience powered by Opera, stereo Bluetooth, Facebook integration, 3.2 MP camera/camcorder with auto-focus, and a built-in 3.5 mm audio jack for music.
PRODUCTIVITY

Integrated HTC TouchFlo™3D user interface
Microsoft Windows® Mobile 6.1 Pro: Offering robust email, calendar and contacts support with over-the-air synchronization
International Quad-Band capability (CDMA, GSM)
Full HTML browser from Opera (v 9.5) and Internet Explorer
Straight Talk™ speakerphone Technology dual speakers, dual microphones and mute button for professional experience
3.2 megapixel camera/camcorder with auto-focus
Stereo Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
Built-in Wi-Fi
Available Sprint Navigation with turn-by-turn driving directions
Business Card Scanner automatically captures information from business cards with camera and converts to contacts

ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC

Facebook Integration – Add Facebook updates to your friends, family and co-workers contact information
Sprint TV®, Sprint Music StoreSM, multimedia messaging and streaming music
Sprint’s exclusive sports applications: NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile
Downloadable ringers, applications and games

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions: 4.56″ (L) x 2.33″ (W) x 0.68″ (D); 6.3 oz.
Main Display: 3.6” TFT (480 x 800 pixels) 262K colors
Internal Memory: 512MB ROM; 288 MB RAM
Standard removable 1500mAh Lithium (Li-on) battery; up to 4 hours continuous talk time

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