HTC announced the Touch Diamond yesterday in London and they’ve managed to pack even more features into a cell phone that many are already calling an iPhone-killer. At a minimum, it’s definitely a competitor.
The Diamond sports a 2.8″ VGA touch-screen running HTC’s own TouchFlo 3D interface and it promises some newer touch and gesture mechanism over the iPhone. A quadband phone, the Diamond is a smartphone with a slew of connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, and HSDPA. It also shows off its auto-righting display technology so you can view pages in either landscape or portrait modes. I’m just touching on its many features too.
I know that Chief Gizmateer is looking to replace his current smartphone (a Treo that served him well), and he’s somewhat interested in a 3G iPhone, but that’s not out yet. Unfortunately, I’m sorry to report that the Diamond won’t make it Stateside until the 2nd half of this year, which is code for maybe not until Xmas! While we’re not really focused on cell phones (entirely too many to cover), we’ve certainly featured more than 1 HTC model in the past as they produce some nice little gadgets.