You may remember I banged on for months about wanting a Touch Pro and Orange couldnâ€™t decide if they were going to get itâ€¦ Eventually I opted for getting one from Vodafone (SIM free through a colleague). Itâ€™s a great phone, but has a few quirks and Iâ€™ve been hanging out for the HTC Touch Pro 2.
Yep, Iâ€™m still resisting the iPhone (much as I use my iPod Touch for loads of things now!) as I have the usual concerns:
- Will I have listened to music all day and not have enough juice to make a call or check my email.
- Canâ€™t put a spare battery in it.
Plus it does mean leaving Orange after almost 15 years as a customer.
So, I was quite excited when I heard Orange were getting the HTC Touch Pro 2, a really nice looking device and quite an upgrade on the original HTC Touch Pro! A 3.2 MP Camera is still a bit of a failing on it â€“ but Iâ€™m not buying it for the camera, it would be for that great slide-out QWERTY keyboardâ€¦
Orange were very much in a state of â€œItâ€™s comingâ€, â€œItâ€™s comingâ€, â€œItâ€™s in testâ€, â€œWeâ€™re testing itâ€, â€œWeâ€™ll be getting limited stock next weekâ€, â€œWeâ€™ve sold out of current stockâ€ all the usual when a great new handset comes outâ€¦
I did get them to quote me for a handset whilst it was out of stock and it was only Â£50 cheaper than buying it SIM-Free!!
So whilst debating whether Iâ€™d be better buying it SIM-Free (and not getting tied into a new contract), Orange have discontinued the HTC Touch Pro 2 already.. Itâ€™s almost like it never launchedâ€¦
Most disappointed, now I have the SIM-Free or Switch to Vodafone debate to have!