It looks like Sprint’s move to bring the HTC Touch Diamond and its sliding keyboard sibling, the HTC Touch Pro, to its CDMA network will finally bear some fruit this month. We’re hearing that Sprint and Bluefish are now taking down names and emails of interested customers that want to be notified when the HTC Touch Diamond goes live. Unfortunately, the link is defunct at the moment, so we can’t confirm the pre-order offering.
And, to further cement Sprint’s intention to launch the HTC Touch Diamond, the carrier’s HTC Touch Diamond and HTC Touch Pro roadmap has been leaked. The leaked docs confirm that the HTC Touch diamond will hit Sprint in mid-September with the HTC Touch Pro confirmed for October 19th.
The HTC Touch Diamond comes in at a $549.99 price-point free and clear of any contract obligations, or $249.99 on two-year contract. The HTC Touch Pro will command a $579.99 price-tag without contract, or $329 with a two-year obligation to Sprint’s network. The price-points are fairly in line with what we expected from the VGA touchscreen duo, and with the option to go contract-free with your new HTC Touch Diamond/Pro, we’re going to have a hard time saving our green for the HTC Dream G1.
Of course, as with all rumors, take all this at face value. For all we know, Sprint could move back their launch dates and/or change their pricing structure for the HTC Touch Diamond and HTC Touch Pro. But, as it stands now, we can’t wait for the No. 3 US wireless carrier to go live with the latest and greatest TouchFLO handsets from HTC.