Thursday, May 8, 2008

HTC launches the Diamond

The HTC Diamond was launched at the Soho Hotel in London. The device has some pretty nice interface tech that they're calling TouchFLO 3D that heavily emphasizes one-touch browsing and single-finger dialing. They emphasized web accessibility, zoom-in navigation with "just one hand" and not too many fingers.

The specs of the device are

· Windows Mobile 6.1
· VGA Screen Quad-band HSDPA 7.2
· One-touch navigation, including single-finger dialing
· An accelerometer that rotates pictures as you rotate the phone One-touch music playback with an animated music browser
· A heavily-animated weather forecast app Full-featured desktop-like web browser (Opera) with zoom-in tech that actually reformats to fit the screen upon zoom, although Microsoft promises IE 6 coming soon for it
· Youtube app and content playback Available in June in Europe via Orange and the "rest of the world" sometime later Orange music store, games, wallpapers, and ringtone downloads
· Orange mobile TV with up to 61 channels
· No normal headphone jack - gotta use HTC's proprietary USB dongle
· "Better battery life" than their other devices (although it uses a smaller battery than the Touch - we'll keep our eye on this) -- will offer a bigger battery at a later time for those who are experiencing battery life issues
· No pricing info just yet

Interface and more product shots in the gallery below.

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