Windows Phone 7 will not be launched until late this year, however, there are rumors that the HTC Touch Pro3 may make its debut in Europe in the 3rd quarter of 2010.
According to a post on XDA, there are indications that HTC Touch Pro3 will launch in the 3rd quarter of 2010 in Europe, this will definitely mean that the device will not be running Windows Phone 7 and may instead be loaded with Windows Mobile 6.5.
The rumors come from a XDA forum member who knows the main distributor of HTC Europe and claims that he received the HTC Touch Pro2 4 months before it made it to the market.
Just had a dinner with a friend of mine who is the main distributor for HTC in Europe, and he informed that they will receive the first shipment of Touch Pro3’s this summer and they will be on sale in Europe third quarter of this year.
The forum user also added that the device will be smaller and slimmer than the earlier versions of the Touch Pro. Considering that Windows Mobile phones are not doing that well, it will be interesting to see if HTC does launch the Touch Pro3 before Windows Phone 7 makes it debut.
However, the Pro3 might definitely get a Windows Phone 7 upgrade in the future even if it is released before it, considering that it is the future on mobile computing for Windows based phones.
The release date is mere speculation right now and Touch Pro3 might actually come out with Windows Phone 7, let’s hope for some official confirmation from HTC on that.