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HTC Touch Diamond released in the Philippines




Yesterday, HTC officially launched their newest line of smart phones named HTC Touch Diamond. I totally missed the media launch yesterday noon at the Renaissance Hotel (I have a record of 80% probability to miss an event if it’s earlier than 1pm) but was able to check out the unit last week.

Aside from the press release that HTC will be putting up and office in the country, the new HTC Touch Diamond is the Taiwanese company’s attempt to crack into the iPhone market.

htc touch diamond

Qualcomm® MSM7201A™ 528 MHz
Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
256 MB ROM, 192 MB DDR SDRAM
4 GB internal storage
2.8-inch
TouchFLO 3D
HSDPA
GPS and A-GPS ready
Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g
3.2 megapixel camera + 2nd front-facing VGA camera
FM radio with RDS

It’s small and thin — only 11.35 mm thin — and very light too (110g). Manila Bulletin Tech Editor Art Samaniego showed me his HTC Diamond unit about 2 weeks ago and he says he liked it. The behavior of the UI is very iPhone-like too.

I was supposed to review this one instead of the HTC Touch Dual several weeks ago but the newspaper guys got first dibs.

The only caveat is really just the price — a whooping Php42,000.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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27 Responses

  1. Good for my image but bad for my pocket… tsk tsk tsk…

    Celphones with Windows Mobile on them seems to be always priced way too high.

  2. jhay says:

    Way too priced indeed! No wonder it’s called a diamond.

  3. Yoe says:

    Not shocked about the price…HTC = overpriced phones

  4. noemi says:

    I was at the launch yesterday. Not my kind of thing.

  5. yuga says:

    @Noems, don’t like touch screen phones?

    @Yoe & Jhay – some phones are made from diamonds. :D

  6. World of Elegance says:

    The N95 started out like that too last year :)

  7. yuga says:

    I think the Nokia N95 was going for Php35,000 in GreenHills when it first came out.

  8. catgurl says:

    Retail price in Singapore is SGD1100, about PHP35K+. If I get a unit from Singapore, will there be problems using it here?

  9. Farhan says:

    I don’t see you having any problems using it in the Philippines. I have one bought in Dubai and it works quite well with a Globe SIM.

  10. edmond says:

    im trying to buy the other version of the htc diamon. which is called the htc diamond sprint. would i able to use it here in the philippines? thanks

  11. elmo says:

    im using it now and find it not so good, windows mobile os is just to slow.

  12. jem says:

    my boyfriend’s phone.. it’s fantastic.:)

  13. Chris says:

    I had this phone for over a year now sadly, I bought this phone right before HTC Touch HD came out and, yes indeed its overpriced here in the Philippines. The phone is great after you made some tweaking to utilize its full 528mhz processor potential.I can even pickup HSDPA signal in my location where other mainstream phones can’t. People say its a slow phone but IMO hey, its a phone with PC. This phone is not for everyone especially for people who got used to the click,click,click system, where you can press menu and there you can find everything.But the bottom-line is that everyone have their own preferences, be it with the ease of use, or having a phone with extra features built in to it.

  14. Pia says:

    Im selling this kind of phone brand new (complete package) for only P16,000
    let me know if inrstd

  15. Ajig says:

    @ Pia,

    How can i let you know when you didn’t left any contact details..

  16. Joe says:

    Im using this mobile for the last 3 weeks,,, fully satisfy ako,,, sa bilis ng wifi connectivity at daming free downladable programs sa internet,,,

  17. ricky balais says:

    im selling my htc diamond for 15k only..i need money for personal emergency use..09236035871-sun,09292591467-smart..

  18. Dennison Uy says:

    I’m selling mine for 12T only, almost new at naka Invisible Shield na po. Contact me at 0908-973-1210.

    For more details visit http://www.tipidcp.com/viewitem.php?iid=1354061

  19. frances says:

    i had one before but i used it for one week only cox its board was burned! fuck! and it cost 12k to have it repair! 12 + 38 = 50k shit!

  20. reslid says:

    mga kuya,.at ate,.baka gusto nyu ng htc ku,..95%smooth
    100%good condition
    10k ku po sa binebenta,..negotiable po,..
    txt nyu na lang po aku 09228729773

  21. reslid says:

    buy nyu po e2 complete
    mga kuya,.at ate,.baka gusto nyu ng htc ku,..95%smooth
    100%good condition
    10k ku po sa binebenta,..negotiable po,..
    txt nyu na lang po aku 09228729773
    sayng kaylangan ku lang talga ng pera,…haixt,..

  22. jed says:

    kuya reslid nabenta npo ba?

  23. joey cris asia says:

    id like to buy one for P7k

    please call or text me at 09158959986 for negotiations. thanks

  24. aiesalas says:

    im selling my htc touch diamond for 7k, no hidden defects, or issues, everything work well. minor scratches due to everyday use, overall works very well, very good condition. lady used. contact me at 09053033523 for inquiries or send me an email [email protected] or you may leave a comment or contact on my blog http://www.aiesalas.com

    :)

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