I want the new HTC Touch Diamond

touch_diamondI want this new device, the Touch Diamond from HTC! 

The fact that this device has VGA resolution, a GPS chipset, and 192MB of DDR SDRAM is absolutely kick-ass!  The 4GB of internal storage infers this product is meant to have a Multimedia capability that should rival the iPhone.  You can see all the details at their new device website, including some YouTube videos that leave me drooling every time.

I copied the specs below, because I find it rather mysterious that several details are left out, or are covered in generic terms.

Specifically, the fact that there appears to be no external memory slots on this device for SD Cards or otherwise…

Additionally, the GPS section says merely "GPS and A-GPS ready", which tells us nothing about the GPS chipset and standard that they are going to be following.   I have a lot of respect for SiRFStar and their SiRFStar III chipset, so I am hoping this will be the chipset that is eventually chosen for this device.


  • Processor Qualcomm® MSM7201A™ 528 MHz
  • Operating System Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
  • Memory
    • ROM: 256 MB
    • RAM: 192 MB DDR SDRAM
    • Internal storage: 4 GB
  • Dimensions
    • 102 mm (L) X 51 mm (W) X 11.35 mm (T)
    • Weight 110 g (with battery)
  • Display 2.8-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with VGA resolution
  • Network HSDPA/WCDMA:
    • Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz
    • Up to 384 kbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds
    • Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
    • Europe/Asia: 900/1800/1900 MHz
      (Band frequency and data speed are operator dependent.)
  • Device Control TouchFLO™ 3D
    • Touch-sensitive navigation control
  • GPS
    • GPS and A-GPS ready
  • Connectivity
    • Bluetooth® 2.0 with EDR
    • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
    • HTC ExtUSB™ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)
    • Camera Main camera: 3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus
    • Second camera: VGA CMOS color camera
    • Audio Built-in microphone, speaker and FM radio with RDS
  • Ring tone
    • supported formats:
      MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WAV, and AMR-NB
      40 polyphonic and Standard MIDI format 0 and 1 (SMF)/SP MIDI
  • Battery
    • Rechargeable Lithium-ion or Lithium-ion polymer battery
      Capacity: 900 mAh
    • Talk time:
      • Up to 270 minutes for WCDMA
      • Up to 330 minutes for GSM
    • Standby time:
      • Up to 396 hours for WCDMA
      • Up to 285 hours for GSM
    • Video call time:
      • Up to 145 minutes for WCDMA (The above are subject to network and phone usage.)
  • AC Adapter
    • Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
    • DC output: 5V and 1A


Thanks to MobilitySite for the heads-up and the picture.

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