While we deemed the HTC Touch Pro2's hardware keyboard perhaps the best to be had on a Windows Mobile smartphone right now, we saved the usual ire for the handset's lack of a 3.5mm headphones socket. That's all changed, however, for the Canadian Telus version; going by MobileSyrup's video, HTC have shuffled over the ExtUSB port and squeezed in a 3.5mm jack.
Video after the cut
The CDMA version of the smartphone will therefore work with both HTC's standard ExtUSB headset as well as any other 3.5mm hands-free headset or plain headphones. It's seemingly part of HTC's plan to put a 3.5mm audio socket on all of its upcoming devices, though we didn't expect them to start with a phone already available in other markets.
Otherwise, aside from the CDMA radio, the smartphone is the same as the Touch Pro2 we reviewed earlier in the month. No word on specific release date in Canada as yet, nor when it might make it south to Verizon in the US.