HTC Touch Pro is Diamond with a QWERTY

HTC Touch Pro is Diamond with a QWERTY
The first information on the Diamond and Raphael appeared thanks to a spy photo back in April. The former got announced a month ago and is already shipping, but the Raphael was mystically hidden until now. Not anymore, as HTC just announced it officially with the model name HTC Touch Pro. Obviously, it is part of the Touch series (it has the same TouchFLO 3D as the Diamond) and targets the prosumers. The new HTC entry gets a bit fatter than the sleek Touch Diamond (18 instead of 11.5 mm), but manages to pack a side-sliding 5-row QWERTY keyboard (unlike in the predecessor, the TyTN II, the display cannot be tilted). It also doubles the ROM memory to 512 MB and increases the RAM to 288MB (192MB for the slimmer model), which should help when multitasking with heavy applications.

The rest of the features, including the VGA 2.8” screen, built-in WiFi, aGPS, Bluetooth 2.0, and the 3.2-megapixel camera, remain the same. The device runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 plus, employing the TouchFLO 3D interface personalization, but judging from one of the stock photos, it seems that some additional custom menus for the organizer functionality will be added.

Unfortunately, just as the Touch Diamond, the Touch Pro is a tri-band GSM with dual-band UMTS/HSDPA, which means that it is not a global phone. However, it will also have versions for both the European/Asian market and for North America. The former will launch in late summer, while the one for us will be available “later in 2008”.

HTC Touch Pro Specifications

source: HTC via EngadgetMobile



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