HTC announces HTC Touch Diamond

HTC Touch Diamond

HTC formally announced the HTC Touch Diamond today at a press event in London. The event kicked off with the news that HTC has now sold more than 3 million HTC Touch. And today, the HTC Touch family is growing with the addition of the HTC Touch Diamond, the successor to the original HTC Touch.

On the hardware side, the HTC Diamond will use a Qualcomm MSM7201A 528MHz processor and will come with tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band HSDPA/WCDMA (900/2100 MHz in Europe/Asia) connectivity, a 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen display, 192MB RAM and 256MB ROM, an additional 4GB of internal memory, a built-in accelerometer to control screen orientation, integrated GPS and A-GPS, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, a 3.2MP camera, front facing VGA camera, an FM radio with RDS, and a 900mAh battery. It will measure 102x51x11.5mmm and weigh 110 grams.

On the software side, the HTC Touch Diamond will run Windows Mobile 6.1 with the new TouchFLO 3D, a 3D animated touchscreen interface. It will use Opera 9 as its default Internet browser and comes with a one-touch YouTube application developed with Google.

The HTC Touch Diamond will be available starting in June in June and Asia with the rest of the world to follow later in the year. Pricing information to follow closer to the street dates. Operators will also be able to bundle their own services and features into their specific versions.

Unfortunately, neither the HTC Raphael (rumoured Diamond-variant with slide-out QWERTY keyboard) nor the HTC Titanium (rumoured HTC Touch Dual successor) made an appearance today.

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