A poster at XDA-Developers who claims to have inside knowledge of HTCâ€™s release plans has said HTC intends to release the latest version of HTC Touch Pro franchise this summer.
Just had a dinner with a friend of mine who is the main distributor for HTC in Europe, and he informed that they will receive the first shipment of Touch Pro3’s this summer and they will be on sale in Europe third quarter of this year. This is my main contact for HTC devices and he arranges a Touch Pro2 for me 4 months before it was officially released…He told me that the device will be much smaller and thinner, and soon he will provide me with the evidence including the full specifications Do you guys think this would be something you would purchase or would you rather wait for the Windows Phone 7?
With the claimed device said to be smaller, the poster is likely referring to the HTC Tera, a QWERTY slider with a 3.0 inch WQVGA resistive screen. Given that Microsoft is basically sunsetting Windows Mobile, it is unlikely HTC will release any high end Windows Mobile handsets until the arrival of Windows Phone 7.
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