HTC Touch Diamond

iPhone, Mobile

HTC Touch Diamond was unveiled in London 2 weeks back and even India is part of the global launch of the handset.

As with the case of HTC Touch, HTC Diamond will also be available via Bharti Airtel, which means that the device will be locked onto Airtel Network.

I am confident that the intelligent folks at XDA will come up with an unlock mechanism for HTC Diamond as they did for HTC Touch.

HTC Touch Diamond

The specifications of HTC Diamond looks way better than HTC Touch. It has a much faster processor, more memory and a better camera. Its 3G enabled and also has GPS. The new 3D TouchFlo also looks good.

There is also a custom YouTube Application, however I am not sure if the video experience is same as in iPhone.

Processor Qualcomm® MSM7201A™ 528 MHz
Operating System 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 11.35 mm (T)
Weight 110 g (with battery)
Display 2.8-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with VGA resolution
Network

HSDPA/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

(Band frequency and data speed are operator dependent.)

GPS GPS and A-GPS ready
Connectivity Bluetooth® 2.0 with EDR
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
HTC ExtUSB™ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)
Camera Main camera: 3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus
Second camera: VGA CMOS color camera
Audio

Built-in microphone, speaker and FM radio with RDS
Ring tone supported formats:

  • MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WAV, and AMR-NB

  • 40 polyphonic and Standard MIDI format 0 and 1 (SMF)/SP MIDI

Official HTC Touch Diamond Video

The phone is being priced at 27500 INR (670$) which in my opinion is way too high. Hopefully the price will come down over the period of time in which case it will be a worthy alternative to HTC Touch.

4 comments… add one

  • iphone Jun 1, 2008

    It looks good but it doesn’t look as good as the Apple iPhone. I wonder how the software compares. It seems the iphone is a lot faster.

    John

  • Miguel Aug 28, 2008

    Any idea if there’s a way to unlock it?

  • Suman Aug 29, 2008

    Hi Venu,

    I picked up HTC diamond in India and I had to travel to US on reaching here I came to know that my phone is Airtel locked, which is bad because in India you pay upfront for the handset and I paid 28k for it. Is there any way to unlock this phone. I am not able to download the ROM upgrade which available on the HTC worldwide site.

    Can you please help me out with this?

    -Suman

  • yashu narang Feb 8, 2010

    for htc touch diamond mobile i want bsnl gprs settings,i am from rajasthan,india

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