Die-hard HTC fans and casual Windows Mobile users alike will be glad to hear that HTC’s QWERTY-keyboard toting cousin to the slick HTC Touch Diamond, the HTC Touch Pro (Raphael) is now available in the UK. Online retailer Devicewire is selling the slightly-thicker but oh-so-practical HTC Touch Pro for £514.99 to UK residents that are required to pay the included VAT. In case you’ve been hiding out in some remote corner of the world for the past several months, the HTC Touch Pro essentially brings the sleek styling and incredible feature set of the HTC Touch Diamond in a sliding QWERTY-keyboard form-factor that’s surprisingly thin.
And that VGA display. What an incredible touchscreen it is!
But, for those of you outside the UK, Devicewire is offering the HTC Touch Pro for £438.29 (about $833) – a relative bargain without that VAT attached to the price-tag. Those of us not lucky enough to consider ourselves Brits will have to make do with a European-spec HTC Touch Pro with a 2-year UK warranty.
Of course, those die-hard fans that we previously mentioned won’t be letting such things as insignificant as frequency-compatibility and warranty concerns get in the way of owning that latest hardware from HTC.
This is what you get for your hard-earned pounds (or dollars, if happen to be that unlucky):
- Qualcomm® MSM7201A™ chipset with 528 MHz CPU
- Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) GSM/EDGE
- Dual-band (900/2100Mhz) UMTS/HSPA
- 288MB RAM / 512MB ROM
- 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen
- Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
- Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
- Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
- 18.05 mm thick