HTC’s Best Yet! Touch Diamond

I would have been very disappointed had it been any other event where only one product was launched. But I’ve gotta hand it to HTC for making me excited yet again for their newest device, the HTC Touch Diamond. HTC has been in the market for many years now manufacturing devices for various companies including iMate and QTek; but only recently did they enter the retail market themselves and noone can argue they have done a brilliant job at it. All the devices they distribute themselves are manufactured to the highest quality, first examples that come to mind is the TyTn II and the Touch. The Touch Diamond is no different.

The specs are as follows:
Processor: Qualcomm® MSM7201A™ 528 MHz
OS: Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
Memory ROM: 256 MB
RAM: 192 MB DDR SDRAM
Internal storage: 4 GB
Dimensions 102 mm (L) X 51 mm (W) X 11.5 mm (T)
Weight 110 g (with battery)
Display 2.8-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with VGA resolution
Network SDPA/WCDMA:
* Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz
* Up to 384 kbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds
Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
* Europe/Asia: 900/1800/1900 MHz
GPS GPS and A-GPS ready
Connectivity Bluetooth® 2.0 with EDR & 802.11 b/g
Camera Main camera: 3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus
Second camera: VGA CMOS color camera
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion or Lithium-ion polymer battery
Capacity: 900 mAh

Quite honestly I couldn’t ask for better specifications in a phone. This one sounds like a beast and has near damn everything and at 11.5mm, it’s pretty damn slim. However the main winner is the User Interface here. See the video linked below and you will see what I mean. HTC has added a superior overlay of it’s own to bring up the user interface standards to the already high productivity standards offered by Microsoft. While some may argue that this shows MS was incapable of doing this on their own, the reality is that MS has always let the 3rd party developers work their magic on their software; MS just provides the foundation.

UI Demo:

More Diamond Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/htc

Photo Gallery: http://www.htc.com/www/product.aspx?id=46280

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