Things seem to be moving along rapidly for the Touch Diamond2. Announced
at the MWC show 2 weeks ago, the sequel to the hugely successful touchscreen phone
is already available for pre-orders on the eXpansys web site. In addition, the U.K. online retailer has given us a possible clue as to when we might actually see the smartphone in the public's hand. According to the site, the units are expected to ship on April 17th and will cost 399.99 British Pounds, 347.82 Pounds without the taxes which works out to about EUR 390 or $490 U.S. Dollars. That is lower than the price for the original Touch diamond which was priced at 475 Pounds when it was launched a year ago.
The new Touch Diamond2 features a bigger 3.2 inch display (480 x 800 pixels), Wi-Fi, GPS, 5MP camera, a touch-sensitive zoom bar for easier navigation of web pages, a more powerful battery and an updated version of the TouchFlo 3D UI designed for one-handed use.
Currently, there is no official information about a U.S. variant of the phone, but previously leaked HTC's product line hints there will be versions for the carriers in the States. HTC Touch Diamond2 Specifications