The rumour, courtesy of Unwired View, takes its cue from the Pro version of the Touch Diamond, which rocks a similar keypad for punters who don't want to do all their high–faluting business on a touchscreen.
It would certainly make sense. The Touch HD has a massive 3.8in screen which is ideal for not only watching movies, but also editing docs on the go. If you wear a suit and blather about figures all day down the phone, this Pro model could be just for you.
We'll be getting our hands on a Touch HD soon, so stay tuned for a hands–on video. While you wait, have a squizz at all the latest on the QWERTY–free model.
HTC Touch Pro
On sale: TBA