We first heard about the HTC Diamond a few months ago when we learned from our contact at Orange that a new HTC product had appeared in the ‘coming soon’ section of the Orange price list.
Initial enquiries didn’t reveal much about the origins of the HTC Diamond – my initial thoughts were that this would be an existing HTC device that had been renamed for the Orange market. Our contacts as HTC even said that they had never heard of the HTC Diamond before.
However, we now know a little more about the HTC Diamond and can reveal the following:
The HTC Diamond will be HTC’s top-end device, it has been designed to compete directly with the Apple iPhone. Specs are said to include: 2.8″ VGA screen, 4GB Flash Memory, Multi-touch, new touchflo (TouchFlo II), Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, Qualcomm MSM 7201A @ 528MHz, 256MB ROM / 128MB RAM, 7.2MB HSDPA / HSUPA (rev A EVDO for Sprint versions), WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, eGPS, 3.1MP Camera with flash, Forward facing camera, TV out (Raphael only), Orientation sensor, FM Radio, microSD expansion, Diamond: 51x99x10.7mm – Raphael: 51x99x17mm
You can expect to see an annoucement from HTC in the very near future and this is something that we are going to be very involved with so watch this space for updates over the next few weeks. We suspect that the Diamond will be revealed at the press converence on the 6th May.
The suggested release date is June 2008.
Posted by: Matt