It would be well worth buying one of those to use on XT. I've been following an excellent thread on the Whirlpool forums re the Touch Pro 2 in Australia re user feedback, pricing etc. One of the users on there has figured out where in the registry, changes can be made to remove Telstra's customizations, without the need to flash a custom rom. I believe the stock rom has also been dumped from the Telstra version, so if warranty work is required, then you can reload the stock rom, if you have flashed to a custom rom. Read from here:
makes for excellent reading!
As for the guy at Parallel Importers, hmmm not sure what he's on about there
Hopefully, Telecom comes to the party with reasonable pricing! There are many complaints in the Whirlpool forums re Telstra's ridiculous pricing of $1495.00 for an outright purchase. Even though the ones on ebay have great pricing, us users in New Zealand, may strike warranty issues.
I'd feel better off getting a Telecom TP2 and the peace of mind of their warranty. I just hope that the peace of mind is not ridiculously hundreds of dollars more.