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Sprint HTC Touch Pro2 launching on September 8

Sprint announces that it will release the HTC Touch Pro2 on September 8 for $349.99 with a two-year contract.

HTC Touch Pro2
Sprint HTC Touch Pro2

Start saving your pennies, Sprint customers. The carrier announced on Monday that it will finally release the HTC Touch Pro2 on September 8 through its Web site and telesales, but like the T-Mobile model, it'll cost you a hefty $349.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 rebate.

The Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone does offer a couple of advantages over the carrier's other smartphones, however, including the Palm Pre and RIM BlackBerry Tour. For one thing, it has world-roaming capabilities in addition to a brilliant 3.6-inch, WVGA, tilting touch screen.

Plus, the Touch Pro2 also Wi-Fi, a spacious full QWERTY keyboard, HTC's TouchFlo 3D user interface, and Straight Talk Technology. Being a Sprint phone, you also get access to several of the company's services, such as Sprint Navigation, Sprint TV, and NFL Mobile Live, and it supports the carrier's 3G network.

While the price is definitely cringe-worthy, the Touch Pro2 should still appeal to power users and the business set. We were certainly impressed by the smartphone when we reviewed the T-Mobile version and we look forward to checking out the Sprint HTC Touch Pro2 as well.