• 1. London, UK
  • 2. New York, NY
  • 3. Sydney, Australia
  • 4. Melbourne, Australia
  • 5. Moscow, Russia
  • 6. Singapore
  • 7. Paris, France
  • 8. Chicago, IL
  • 9. Hong Kong
  • 10. Houston, TX

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


HTC Touch Diamond: Cure for iPhone Envy?

Posted by Bharat Suneja at 1:02 PM

While I was out at TechEd last week, the new 3G iPhone was announced. From the previous announcement, we knew it'll have EAS support. While many await the new EAS-capable, 3G iPhone, and yet many debate on whether it'll make inroads in the enterprise, there's something else on the horizon that's quickly becoming the object of desire for many folks. Yes, I'm talking about HTC's Touch line of Windows Mobile phones, and the HTC Touch Diamond.

Looks like an exciting new version of Windows Mobile? It's actually the current version of WinMo— v6.1. With HTC's own shell on top called HTC TouchFLO™ 3D. Yes, you can touch, swipe, shake, rattle, and roll. :)

A glance at the features:
- 2.8" LCD
- HSDPA connectivity
- 3.2 Megapixel camera
- 4Gb memory
- Integrated GPS

To top it all, the dimensions— it's 11.35 mm thin and weighs all of 110g, with batteries!

More info about the Touch Diamond on the HTC web site.

Engadget reports spotting the Touch Diamond at CompUSA. I'm waiting to get my hands on one of these.

Update: Available on CompUSA.com, unlocked, for $779.

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June 22, 2008 11:50 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a great device, BUT at that price - FORGET IT!

June 22, 2008 12:43 PM
Blogger Bharat Suneja said...

That's for the unlocked device without carrier subsidies and contract. Once it gets to U.S. shores (and subsidized by carriers), it's likely to get a lot cheaper.

New phones are generally more expensive when released but go down in price rapidly as economies of scale and carrier competition kicks in.

July 12, 2008 7:25 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HTC Diamond will be subsidized to below $130 retail at Sprint


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