Online retailer and perennial gadget launch date tipper Expansys have listed the HTC Touch Pro2 smartphone, complete with an unlocked price and release date. The Windows Mobile smartphone is priced at £519.99 ($795) and said to be expected to begin shipping on June 12th.
If spending about the same as a couple of netbooks is shocking, bear in mind what your money gets you. The Touch Pro2 has a massive 3.6-inch 480 x 800 touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, dualband 3G/HSDPA, WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0, together with GPS, a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and a touch-sensitive zoom control.
We spent some hands-on time with the Pro2 back at Mobile World Congress in February, and you can see the gallery and video here. We’re waiting to hear back from HTC’s PR people in the UK to see whether they’ll corroborate that June 12th launch date.