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Sprint's Diamond gets pictured

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Sprint's Diamond gets pictured
A user on the PPCGeeks forums has posted what appear to be the first pictures of the CDMA version of the HTC Touch Diamond. That this is coming to Sprint is no surprise, in fact we've known about it since April, but it's always good to see some evidence to back up the rumors. From the blurry pictures we can see the TouchFLO 3D interface we loved so much on the GSM version, though it appears that there have been some Sprint customizations. So far we don't know anything about specs, but from what we've heard before it should be similar to its GSM counterpart. The user is also reporting that the Diamond would launch before the Touch Pro, even though it hasn't hit the FCC yet. Since the GSM Diamond launched first that would make sense, and indeed the Pro's FCC filing we saw yesterday requested confidentiality until October 19th, but we'll have to wait and see how this plays out.

source: PPCGeeks

Sprint's Diamond gets pictured
Sprint's Diamond gets pictured

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. (unregistered)


wow how nice.

posted on 01 Jul 2008, 16:11

2. (unregistered)


I hate to say this but I'm glad that Sprint is getting nicer phones.

posted on 01 Jul 2008, 18:09

8. (unregistered)


Yeah finally...

posted on 09 Jul 2008, 18:13

41. (unregistered)


Fer shizzle, my nizzle!

posted on 01 Jul 2008, 17:34

3. (unregistered)


This is coming to Sprint 1st, yippie

posted on 01 Jul 2008, 17:36

4. (unregistered)


Awwwwww, no front facing camera (covered by Sprint logo). On the other hand, very excited - pictures means coming soon!

posted on 03 Jul 2008, 08:28

31. NotInEuropeorJapan (unregistered)


Hmmm... In the United States, no carrier supports a complete video calling service. In AT&T you can send videos as messages..... But, besides an obsession with yourself that pushes you to take portrait pictures of you while you look at yourself on the screen at the same time while you take to picture to later put it on the phone as a wallpaper and look at yourself every time you open the phone, the back camera does a good job to "capture" those moments of life that can't wait to be remember.

posted on 01 Jul 2008, 17:49

5. (unregistered)


thats not the HTC diamond !!!

posted on 03 Jul 2008, 08:22

30. YesItIs (unregistered)


Yes it is... The Shadow has a different button design and "D-Pad".... and Yes it is! P.S.: Yes it is P.S.2: Yes it is, but don't tell nobody - specially only... shhh ... it is a secrete!

posted on 01 Jul 2008, 18:01

6. blahblah poo (unregistered)


num 5 it is the htc diamon num 4 ther is a front camera

posted on 02 Jul 2008, 07:42

19. (unregistered)


What front-facing camera in a CDMA phone ? (No video calling)

posted on 01 Jul 2008, 18:02

7. rahiml786 (unregistered)


it kind of looks like the htc shadow from tmobile?

posted on 01 Jul 2008, 22:26

15. (unregistered)


Yeah you're right. Looks like a sprint version of the shadow. This is not the diamond. The rounded top and bottom and the lack of a front facing camera give it away.

posted on 01 Jul 2008, 18:36

9. (unregistered)


blahblah, the Sprint logo is clearly right on top of where the camera is on the GSM version. American versions never have front-facing cameras.

posted on 01 Jul 2008, 22:14

14. (unregistered)


and who cares? its a phone!

posted on 02 Jul 2008, 13:51

22. (unregistered)


video calling, fool

posted on 02 Jul 2008, 14:52

23. (unregistered)


Who are you going to video call with if only one US phone has the feature? I guess you can buy two of them and video call with your self. Sounds like a nice feature but in the real world it would be more of a hassle. Eveywhere you go you will look like a fool holding your phone out in front of you, not to mention tring to drive. Didn't they already try video calling on landlines like 10 years ago? Boy did that ever take off!! The only situation where I see any use for the feature would be business confernce calls.

posted on 01 Jul 2008, 19:10

10. thechosen1ji (unregistered)


good things come to those who wait!! i am going to be a proud sprint customer this yr thanks to the phone selection

posted on 01 Jul 2008, 19:16

11. ENVi (unregistered)


CDMA doesn't do data and voice at the same time, so I can see why this doesn't have a front facing camera. The reason GSM carrier like ATT can do front facing camera is because it contains two seperate chip, one for voice (GSM) and one for data (3G, UMTS, etc). Combine the two, you get video phone, or surf the web and talk at the same time. Something lacking in the CDMA carrier.

posted on 01 Jul 2008, 19:55

12. ldrn (unregistered)


Actually, CDMA does the same with 3g. If you are using 2g data, you can't do both. If you are using 3g, you can. However, in the Sprint phone I use, they use a "feature" that disables voice while on data and vice versa; you can disable it with a settings hack and do data alongside voice just fine.

posted on 01 Jul 2008, 22:12

13. wasubo (unregistered)


no 3g phone on a cdma carrier can have voice and data because evdo is incompatible...all cdma carriers would have to upgrade their towers to ev-dv

posted on 01 Jul 2008, 22:39

16. jethro_static (unregistered)


@envi and what phone can do video calls? even U have voice and data at the same time, Ur phone does not have the capabilities.

posted on 02 Jul 2008, 21:07

27. neogeek (unregistered)


"On the Sprint phone that [you] use" which shall go nameless, I suppose. Well , , , that's still good news to me! So, on the new Palm Treo 800w - coming soon, to stores, and me - some sort of hack would "do the trick?" Right? Uhh, 'sure would like to know how t' do dat. ;) tnx.

posted on 01 Jul 2008, 23:52

17. (unregistered)


does anybody know if there's going to be a Verizon model too,i hope so,cause sprint's service is garbage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 02 Jul 2008, 01:18

18. (unregistered)


There's a rumor....http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/Information-on-upcoming-Verizon-phones-article-a_2936.html

posted on 02 Jul 2008, 08:17

20. PuRTTY TY (unregistered)


C'mon Guys Now What USA CDMA Phone has a Camera on the front i mea really?Dumb Question!!!! Only Unlocked gsm phone have have that!!! "IT Is A Diamond n if u think all Service Providers (Alltel, Verizon, Sprint, At&T) Have the Same phones

posted on 02 Jul 2008, 12:56

21. jrcrow (unregistered)


lol..Verizon version of anything would take another 6month-2yrs!..litteraly!!

posted on 02 Jul 2008, 15:42

24. evilecho (unregistered)


this image was stolen from ppcgeeks

posted on 02 Jul 2008, 15:45

25. (unregistered)


It think that is why at the end of the article it says... source: PPCGeeks And if you click on PPCGeeks it takes you to the same pictures....

posted on 02 Jul 2008, 19:01

26. (unregistered)


Most, if not all CDMA HTC's come out on Sprint 1st

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