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May 6, 2008, 6:10 AM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome
updated May 6, 2008, 1:18 PM

In depth and hands-on with HTC's new flagship phone, the Touch Diamond.

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At an event in London today, HTC announced the Touch Diamond, the company's new flagship phone for 2008. The Touch Diamond has impressive specs and hardware, although the new user interface - TouchFlo 3D - might be the most important feature.

The hardware starts with a flat black slab that's quite thin, but houses impressive features such as HSDPA 7.2, HSUPA, and a VGA display. It's hard not to compare it to the iPhone. The iPhone lacks such fast data, but of course that's rumored to be changing soon. The form factor is roughly the same, though, and it's designed to be used the same way: with your fingers. The screen even rotates automatically just like the iPhone.

The software is where it gets really interesting. It's based on Windows Mobile 6.1, but that's not obvious at first. You can run Windows Mobile applications, of course, but for the most part HTC has gone to great lengths to replace the Windows Mobile menus with their own interface that's both prettier and easier to use.

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attanonymous

May 6, 2008, 2:40 PM

Carrier?

Any word on carriers. It looks europe only with the 900/1800/1900 MHz.
every carrier will get its own Version...

T-Mobile- HTC Forcea(p5000) pronounced For-see-yuh
Verizon-htc (XV7100)
Sprint-HTC Mongral
AT&T- 9225/9200

Gsmarena.com- had it posted earlier today
This is from the article here on PhoneScoop.

"The phone will come in multiple radio configurations. The first one is for Europe and Asia, where it will launch in June. That version doesn't have GSM 850, nor is it 3G compatible with US networks. How...
(continues)
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3boos

May 7, 2008, 3:24 PM

Any word on the Raphael?!!

I thought they were suppose to announce on the Raphael too in that event!!!
The what? Huh? That sounds AWESOME. What IS it?
...
Nope. They're just announcing the first one in this series. There will be others, but they're not ready to talk about them yet.
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d1hamby

May 6, 2008, 7:02 AM

HTC Diamond

😲 Like to some specs on this.
Yes very much would to some specs on this.
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