Word from the HTC press team is that Vodafone is 'getting ready' to launch the QWERTY smartphone.
The Pro2 is a tweaked version of somewhat glitch-ridden Touch Pro, with a slide-out QWERTY, 3.6-inch WVGA touch-screen, accelerometer, plus the usual internet lineup of Wi-Fi, HSDPA up to 7.2Mbps and HSUPA up to 2Mbps (cue disaffected sigh).
Though Windows Mobile 6.5 is kicking around, the Pro2 will run on old-school Windows Mobile 6.1, but users will be able to upgrade the software for free when it's finally released.
We last heard from HTC's WinMo line with the Diamond2, again an updated phone that improved the features that most irked Joe Public about last year's Touch Diamond. Along with getting rid of that beveled back that made it impossible to lie flat on any surface, HTC also included two nifty new software features in the Diamond2 - 'push' internet that saves favourite pages regularly, and a contact-oriented way of aggregating communication history - so we're looking forward to the Pro2.
Meanwhile, it's a-shapin' up to be a summer o' launches, with the Nokia N97 out on O2, Palm Pre landing in June, and don't forget the LG Viewty Smart - seven reasons you need to see this phone.