HTC Touch Diamond for Verizon next month?

HTC Touch Diamond for Verizon next month?
Last year we reviewed the HTC Touch Diamond for Sprint, but have been patiently waiting around for the Verizon model to show up. It looks like the Touch Diamond XV6950 could only be a few weeks away, yet no firm date or price is known. It is expect to be almost identical to the Sprint model, with Windows Mobile Pro 6.1, TouchFLO 3D, 640x480 Display, Opera browser, and a 3.2MP Camera. Since the current Verizon Rebate Form is valid through March 28th and doesn't have the Touch Diamond listed, it should be safe to assume it will be out after that date.

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1. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Is it really going to have the faceted back??? I thought that was only on GSM variants, all the CDMA versions so far are smooth and boring...

3. awesomeanthony

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Ya that's what I was thinking. I would be cool if it did come with this back though. It makes sense with the name. Hopfully it won't be as thick as Sprint's either.

5. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I talked to the HTC rep yesterday and was asking about it. Apparently the VZW version will have the diamond back, and it will not have the 4GB internal memory, but instead a memory card slot. I did ask if it will have the increased memory the Touch Pro should of had and he replied yes and said it will ship last week of March and start selling once the Blackberry promotion expires. The BB Promo stops March 31st. So I'm guessing stores will start seeing them in stock but not available to sell till a launch date Verizon will dump in infomanager.

2. shayshaybhai

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 31, 2009

htc rep for sprint said as soon as we are out of stock of the diamond we are getting a new one once replaced

4. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

VZW waited because they wanted to be able to put more memory into it. The first round of GSM and CDMA variants had only 4gb internal. This should have micro sd compatibility. Verizon has tried hard to make sure that devices don't have locked memory because that was one of their biggest reasons they say they declined the iPhone (trying to avoid the face of hypocrisy they so often portray).......... we'll see. 6.5 would be nice on the new line of WinMo devices.

6. Fan_of_Fanboys

Posts: 101; Member since: Nov 13, 2008

The BOGO for the BB prolly also had something to do with the wait. I am a BB guy though so don't mind. I think VZW is trying to align themselves to be RIM fav. carrier, even if it cost them a few WinMo sales. Prolly worth it in my estimation. If they can get the newest BB more times than not, and if the LTE Nokia rumor holds true, VZW haters (right or wrong) won't be able to say they have a weak phone lineup. Heres hoping, eh?

7. audi90

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 16, 2009

htc makes shitty phones, on the inside yea their great but since the outside is made out of the worst plastic available its so fragile and it doesnt feel well in your hand

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