Starting tomorrow, Verizon Wireless will be offering the HTC Touch Diamond on sale at stores, on the phone, or on their web site. The smartphone is powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 and users will have the choice of using that or HTC's TouchFLO 3D to navigate on the device. The phone features a 2.8 inch touch screen, the highly acclaimed Opera Mobile 9.5 web browser, a 3.2MP auto focus camera and a microSD card slot that supports 16GB of extra memory to make sure you can save all your photos, videos and music. Visual Voice Mail will be supported on the device, which will cost $299.99 after a $70 mail-in-rebate and your signature on the dotted line of a two year contract. When Verizon put the HTC Touch Pro up for sale, the carrier crippled the device by removing some features such as the YouTube client. A Verizon sales rep told us that the Touch Diamond will have the YouTube application pre-loaded on the handset.
The smartphone's sequel, the HTC Touch Diamond2 has already been put up for pre-sale at the eXpansys web page since early last month, as we have already reported
, and should start shipping a week from Friday.HTC Touch Diamond Specifications (CDMA)