HTC unveiled its new flagship phone, the HTC Touch Diamond with 3g AND 3D touch interface called TouchFLO 3D. TouchFLO 3D provides animated access to people, messaging, email, photos, music, weather and more. In addition, HTC is introducing a new innovative touch-sensitive control for interacting with Touch Diamond.
With the introduction of the Touch Diamond, HTC delivers an entirely new mobile Internet experience that utilizes broadband-like speeds with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA wireless connectivity. Committed to improving Web browsing, HTC provides a new customized mobile web browser that enables easy viewing and effortless navigation of websites in the way they were designed. As part of this browsing experience users can zoom and pan websites with one-hand and automatically view optimized content that has been specially created to fit the display. Turning the device sideways automatically rotates the web page view from a portrait to landscape view.
It also has an HTC-developed, YouTube application for watching a variety of user generated video content as well as utilizing Google Maps for mobile for mapping and traffic data.
The 2.8 inch display provides near-print quality viewing that enables beautiful web browsing and viewing of photographs. The built-in camera includes an optical auto-focus lens that ensures the photos you take will be clear and consistent. Advanced wireless and auto sensor screen pivoting are just a few of the features that make the Touch Diamond experience a stand out.
Availability The HTC Touch Diamond will be available to customers across all major European carriers in June. It will be available later this quarter in Asia and the Middle East. The North American and Latin American versions of the Touch Diamond will be available in the second half of 2008.
“Our long-standing relationship with HTC meant they shared their phone concept and worked with us from the earliest stage. This early collaboration is important to us because at Orange, we know that the right multimedia experience is about more than just the phone,” said Olaf Swantee, EVP of Orange’s global mobile operations.
“Our approach is to select and test the best phones and integrate our applications, combining them with access to the Orange World portal, the best tariffs, integrated billing, a user-friendly interface and excellent customer support. With the Touch Diamond from Orange we have created a unique phone which has taken advantage of our latest service innovation to build upon the consistently rich experience customers expect from Orange.”
HTC Touch Diamond Key Specifications: • Size: 102 x 51 x 11.33mm • Weight: 110 g • Connectivity: WCDMA / HSPA: 900/2100MHz. HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA • Operating system: Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional • Display: 2.8-inch VGA touch screen • Camera: 3.2MP, with video calling • Internal memory: 4 GB Internal Storage, 256 MB flash, 192 MB RAM • Bluetooth: 2.0 with EDR • Wireless: WiFi 802.11b/g • GPS: GPS/AGPS • Interface: HTC ExtUSB (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed) • Battery: 900 mAh • Talk time: GSM: up to 4 hours • Standby time: GSM: up to 300 hours/100 hours with push email • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM 7201A 528MHz