updated 09:40 am EST, Fri November 6, 2009
Rogers may be first NA carrier with Touch2
Canadian carrier Rogers could be the first in North America to pick up a version of the HTC Touch2, according to sources familiar with its plans. The Windows Mobile 6.5 phone is reportedly coming onboard in one or more colors that aren't normally picked for the phone; blue and red are both being considered as choices. While not confirmed at this stage, it's also implied that the phone will have North America-native 3G where the stock version goes without.
Launch dates and pricing haven't been given and are likely to be in flux at this early stage.
The Touch2 is HTC's entry-level replacement for the original Touch and still uses a 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen but, aside from the new Microsoft OS, also brings GPS, Wi-Fi, and the touch-sensitive zoom strip borrowed from HTC's more advanced phones.