Best Buy has begun listing the Sprint HTC Touch Pro online, with stores also sporadically confirming limited availability during the official third-party release this week leading to a full national launch on November 2nd.
The device is priced at $749.99 retail, $200 above Sprint SRP for non-contract purchases and reflects the deeper discount power that Best Buy usually exercises with contract renewals and new accounts.
In related news a PPCGeeks member is also reporting that the Verizon version of the Pro will in fact be identical to the Sprint version with the same 7501A ASIC powering the device with identical ROM/RAM numbers and clockspeed, correcting the leaked Sprint internal comparison sheet from earlier this year.
The delay was also explained in detail, with the engineer confirming issues found before shipment regarding TouchFLO 3D, camera and GPS lag, a missing camera software update, speaker volume issues, directional pad malfunctions, and total system performance being addressed with a processor firmware patch across the initial shipment of over 20,000 devices, causing the launch to be postponed by Sprint and HTC during the original launch week of October 19th in order for the devices to be prepared before arriving to retailers for sale. Â