HTC Touch Diamond unveiled

HTC Touch Diamond unveiled
There was a lot of commotion about what phones will be released today, but the only one that saw daylight is the HTC Touch Diamond. The device received an upgraded 3D version of the TouchFLOinterface, which provides animated access to contacts, weatherinformation and many other features.

The phone looks good to say the least, its front end is sleek with the 2.8” VGA screen taking the most of it. The back one is designed to resemble a diamond which looks similar to Nokia Prism devices though. By looking at the photos, you would never know that the Diamond is actually smaller than the Touch, which makes it one of the lightest and smallest WM Professional devices.

The phone operates on GSM 900/1800/1900, with US version soon to follow. Hardware-wise, the processor is Qualcomm MSM7201 clocked at 528 MHz, which is more than enough for most users. As far as memory goes, you are pretty much covered with whooping 192 MB of ram available and 4 GB of internal storage, unfortunately heavy users may prefer microSDHC slot instead of the internal storage. The integrated accelerometer automatically switches screen orientation when the device is rotated, which is a good feature to have instead of browsing through the menu trying to find it.

Diamond should be available for European customers in June, with US availability scheduled for the second half of the year.

HTC Touch Diamond specifications

Check out our hands-on coverage from the launch event.


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