BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and BELLEVUE, Wash. — Verizon Wireless and HTC Corporation today announced that the HTC Touch Pro™, a compact and stylish phone with an intuitive touch screen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, is available on the nation’s most reliable wireless network. Customers can purchase the HTC Touch Pro beginning today through business sales channels and online at www.verizonwireless.com. The phone will be available for order in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning Dec. 1.
The HTC Touch Pro combines HTC’s hallmark design and easy-to-use interface with the power of Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional. For maximum flexibility, customers can choose to use either the classic Windows Mobile interface or HTC’s acclaimed TouchFLO™ 3D graphical interface, which makes popular applications easily available at the swipe of a finger. Because the phone runs on Verizon Wireless’ network, customers can browse the Web or access their e-mail, contacts and calendars with Microsoft Outlook® quickly and reliably. The phone also has the ability to open and edit Microsoft Word and Excel® documents and share Microsoft PowerPoint® files with large groups using a separately sold video-out cable connected to a television or projector.
The HTC Touch Pro is a productivity workhorse that allows people to balance their professional and personal lives. A 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash makes it easy to capture and share high-quality images and video. With the preloaded business card reader application, the camera doubles as a scanner, allowing business card information to be quickly and easily stored on the HTC Touch Pro and synchronized with a contact database. Customers can turn their HTC Touch Pro into a GPS navigator by using Verizon Wireless’ VZ Navigator(SM) service. With VZ Navigator, customers can access audible turn-by-turn directions to more than 14 million local businesses and attractions and even share the locations with others. Verizon Wireless customers can further customize their HTC Touch Pro by selecting from thousands of available Windows Mobile applications, including productivity applications, utilities and games.
Accessing information and entertainment on-the-go is made simple with the Opera Web browser, which enables Web pages to be viewed in the format they were originally designed to be viewed on the HTC Touch Pro’s vivid-2.8 inch VGA display. Panning and zooming across Web pages is simplified by the touch screen interface, allowing for a true desktop-like experience. A microSD™ memory card slot enables storage of up to 16 GB for a wide array of photos, videos, documents and more.
The HTC Touch Pro is available for $349.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. VZ Navigator is available for $9.99 monthly access. Other charges may apply when downloading or using applications. Customers who purchase a Verizon Wireless Nationwide voice plan to use with their HTC Touch Pro can also subscribe to the Email and Web for Smartphone plan for an additional $29.99 per month.
For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. Business customers should call 1-800-VZW-4BIZ or contact their Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative.
HTC Touch PRO and TouchFLO are the trademarks of HTC Corporation in the United States and other countries. The other names of companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 70.8 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 71,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About HTC Corporation
Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design. Since its establishment, HTC has developed strong R&D capabilities, pioneered many new designs and product innovations and launched state-of-the-art smartphones with mobile operators and distributors around the world. These devices are available as HTC devices and as products customized for operator and device partners. HTC is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile device market. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.