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HTC Touch Diamond CDMA

Sep 10, 2008
Market status
Release date
Aug 18, 2008

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Sprint, Alltel


No pros


  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (288 MB RAM)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (480 x 640 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera




Successor of the Touch, HTC Touch Diamond is also Windows Mobile Professional smartphone in candybar design. It will feature VGA display, EV-DO Rev. A, GPS, 3.2-Megapixel camera and the next generation TouchFLO 3D interface.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Professional (6.1)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.00 x 2.10 x 0.60 inches (102 x 53 x 15 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.06 oz (115 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
  • Design features:
    • Stylus
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control


  • Physical size:
    • 2.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 640 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 286 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 44.80 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive


  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 528 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 288 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 4 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 4.16 hours
      the average is 15 h (884 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.6 days (350 hours)
      the average is 18 days (425 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1340 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, WMA
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, AVI, 3GP, 3G2

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Opera Browser


  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO Rev.A
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Notes, Document viewer, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 10 Jul 2008
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        NM8DIAM500 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.85 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.64 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz


  • Officially announced:
    • 10 Sep 2008
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This device is also known as HTC Victor

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