Sprint on Monday said it too will be getting the high-end HTC Touch Pro2 smartphone, but it'll come at a price.
One of the hottest smartphones so far in 2009, the Touch Pro2 was released on T-Mobile's network earlier this month.
Sprint said Monday its version will be available Sept. 8 through Sprint's Web site.
While anxious smartphone buyers have been awaiting the release of the Touch Pro2, the device's price has come under fire. Sprint's model will cost just under $350 with a two-year Sprint contract and after a $100 rebate.
Earlier this month, T-Mobile launched its version of the Touch Pro2, which also costs $350 with a two-year agreement.
The Touch Pro2's functionality, however, will justify the high cost for ultra-mobile power users. And as a world phone, the 3G device is aimed squarely at business globetrotters.
The smartphone features an adjustable tilting touch-screen that slides open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. The smartphone is also optimized for use as a conferencing and speakerphone.
The device also adds a 3.2-megapixel camera with a camcorder and a 3.6-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 480-x-800 WVGA resolution. The Pro 2 is Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth-enabled, weighs in at 6.17 ounces and measures 4.57 by 2.33 by 0.68 inches.
Sprint's version of the Touch Pro2 will also offer access to a host of Sprint-exclusive applications and features, like Sprint TV with live and on-demand programming and Sprint's exclusive sports applications like NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup.