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.
QualcommÂ® MSM7201Aâ„¢ 528 MHz
Windows MobileÂ® 6.1 Professional
256 MB ROM, 192 MB DDR SDRAM
4 GB internal storage
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.