HTC Touch Diamond2 to ship to Taiwan this month

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HTC Touch Diamond2 to ship to Taiwan this month
While the original HTC Touch Diamond goes on sale at Verizon today, as we have reported, plans are being made for the follow-up model to reach retail outlets. The HTC Touch Diamond2 is expected to be shipped to Taiwan for sale this month, according to a report in MobileTechReview. Some of the features that were well received in the original version will be found in the new unit. TouchFLO 3D continues to make it easier for the user to find his way around Windows Mobile 6.1. Areas requiring touch have been made more finger friendly with larger icons. A new screen allows the user to see the communications history between the device's owner and the people he has called, emailed or texted. Another improvement can be found with HTC's new Internet Push feature which speeds up the downloading and rendering of web sites on the mobile browser. At 3.2 inches, the screen is bigger than the 2.8 inches seen on the original Touch Diamond and comes with a new touch sensitive Zoom bar that will allow you to get a closer look at web pages, pictures, emails, texts and other video. Battery life is improved by 50% and the camera has been upgraded to a 5MP shooter. The TouchDiamond2 is expected to cost NT$21,900 ($649 US) with an 8GB memory card in the box. When will we see this lovely piece of technology in the States? So far we have no carrier information, no launch date and no idea when this smartphone will be gracing US stores. But considering that most of the major carriers in the States already now sell the first model, it probably won't be too long before the Touch Diamond2 is for sale in the U.S.

HTC Touch Diamond2 Specifications | Hands-on

source: MobileTechReview via EngadgetMobile

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6 Comments

1. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Which is why I am not going to upgrade my XV6900/Vogue to the Diamond. VZW seems to lag nearly one year behind on the Touch series phones. So next year I will use my NE2 for the Diamond2.

3. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I hope we get it...seems a little premature, however, but I guess just like every phone the U.S. is bound to get the latest, the latest...dumb luck...

2. htsee

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 15, 2009

the touchflo 3d2 is very intuitive... its a nice step forward for a windows mobile device... the facebook link, and contact info is kind of pre-ish (not prius)... cant wait for these to hit the states... hopefully theyll have 6.5 updates if its not already on them at the time of launch in the states...

4. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I agree, butI wish MinMo would come out with it's OWN UI so it didnt have to rely on the Manu to overlap its operating system...Why doesnt Micro just buy the rights to the winning UI and release it from now on...thats why the iPhone is so popular and the Storm...theres no overlapping it just "is". In my opinion that PPC look is old with all its small buttons and late generation graphics...Touch Flo and TouchWiz both "overlap" but go bodely with Vibrant Color, user freindly Interfaces, easy to read Icons, and most importantly Touch freindly buttons and Icons...By not integrating WinMo automatically with these perks its costing Manufacturers Milliions in research and development...WinMo is just becoming a "platform" for every other company to leap from...I hope MicroSoft likes living in the shadows...

5. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

WinMo 6.5 and eventually 7 are going to be more graphic intesnse with the UI. I am beta test 6.5 right now, and honestly I think it is better than HTC's TouchFLO 3D. Microsoft is heading in the right direction, they just needed a smack in the face first.

6. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Don't you mean a Mac in the face...lol. well based on what arena is posting on 6.5 it looks a little more solid, but for a tenure company you'd think it wouldn't take this long...Do us all a favor and submit as much feedback as possible, as a beta tester, don't let one flaw go un noticed

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