Nerdiness abounds!!

Today HTC announced a new device called the “Touch Diamond.”

While I wouldn’t mind touching some real diamonds, the phone itself is pretty amazing, but does have some possible flaws. The first is the battery. The second is only 4GB of storage with no SD slot. The third is the fact it’s triband and the North American version isn’t supposed to be available until the second half of this year while the European version is pushed out next month.

Still, it is a very attractive device and has probably the best user interface I’ve ever seen on a phone, which considering it’s Windows Mobile, is saying a great deal.

I think I’m going to get it, unless something else catches my eye between now and then. 😛

* LK salivates

Full specs for those as nerdy as me after the break.

2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 for Europe/Asia
GSM 850 / 1800 / 1900 for Americas
3G Network HSDPA 2100 / 900 for Europe/Asia
HSDPA 850 / 1900 for Americas
Expected release release 2008, 2Q
Size Dimensions 102 x 51 x 11.5 mm
Weight 110 g
Display Type TFT touchscreen, 65K colors
Size 480 x 640 pixels, 2.8 inches
– TouchFLO 3D finger swipe navigation
– Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
– Touch-sensitive navigation control
– Handwriting recognition
Ringtones Type Polyphonic (40 channels), MP3, WAV, WMA
Customization Download
Memory Phonebook, Photocall
Call records
Card slot: No
– 4 GB user available memory
– 192 MB DDR SDRAM, 256 MB ROM
– Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 Mhz processor
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, miniUSB
Features OS Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Games
Camera 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus, video; secondary VGA videocall camera
– Built-in GPS with A-GPS
– Stereo FM radio with RDS
– Pocket Office(Word, Excel, Outlook, PDF viewer)
– Java MIDP 2.0
– Voice memo
– MP3 player
– Built-in handsfree
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 900 mAh
Stand-by Up to 285 h
Talk time Up to 5 h 30 min

Specs courtesy of gsmarena.com

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6 Responses

  1. […] ActiveWin.com – The Most Activated Windows Resource wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt Today HTC announced a new device called the “Touch Diamond.” While I wouldn’t mind touching some real diamonds, the phone itself is pretty amazing, but does have some possible flaws.  The first is the battery.  The second is only 4GB of storage with no SD slot.  The third is the fact it’s triband and the North American version isn’t supposed to be available until the second half of this year while the European version is pushed out next month. Still, it is a very attractive device and has pr […]

  2. Eyes.glazed.over. Does.not.compute.

    If you would like to make a call, please hang up and try your call again….

  3. 😀

    Basically, this all boils down to: EPIC WIN.

  4. The HTC Crystal Touch.. or what I call it… seems interesting.

    Right now, I am using the HTC Kaiser 2, or the AT&T Tilt. Its a pretty good phone, and it serves my purpose. I could probablly never do the HTC Touch myself, seeing as I have a visual impairment. The Tilt works well though, all thanks to talking software. Its fast, and really responsive.

    If you want a beast of a phone, try the HTC Advantage. Even that is stretching it though, since its more of a portable laptop.

    Be well

  5. Ah, yes, the Tilt/8925/Tytn II/Kaiser. 😛

    Good phone.

    The upgrade to that device is codenamed the HTC Raphael (it’s real name will be the Touch Pro). Essentially it is identical to the Diamond but it has a sliding keyboard and replaces the 4GB of internal memory for a card slot. I don’t know when it will be available, though, as it hasn’t been officially announced.

  6. HTC Raphael? Whoah.. Big Ralf eh?

    I just had to lol at that name…

    Hopefully it will be amazing. I didn’t like the regular Touch phone, but if it has a sliding keyboard attached to it.. erm.. I must have that device.

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