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MWC 2009: HTC polishes its Touch Diamond2

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HTC Touch Diamond2Couldn’t make it to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today? Well here’s a little gem we uncovered for you from HTC’s updated handsets…


The HTC Touch Diamond2 uses the company’s latest TouchFLO 3D interface, which has been more deeply integrated into a customized version of Windows Mobile 6.1.

That’s designed to “deliver more consistency” throughout Windows Mobile applications and menus.

As part of this improved Windows Mobile integration the touch focus areas have been enlarged to be more finger-touch friendly.

The new system also includes a single contact view, which displays the individual conversation history of contacts regardless of whether they spoke to you using voice, text or email.

This can be viewed from the contact card or on the in-call screen during a phone conversation, ensuring the latest communication contact-by-contact is always at hand.

The HTC Touch Diamond2 also introduces HTC’s Push Internet technology.

HTC Push Internet is designed to alleviate slow downloading and rendering of web pages on a mobile phone, as users can preselect their favourite sites to get immediate access to them when needed.

“Crafted to fit perfectly into the hand, the Touch Diamond2 evolves the compact design and iconic style of the original HTC Touch Diamond,” said a HTC spokesperson wearing a mining helmet (probably).

“It incorporates a larger 3.2-inch high-resolution wide-screen VGA display for a greater viewing area in a design just 13.7mm thick. The phone also includes a new touch sensitive zoom bar for even faster zooming of Web pages, emails, text messages, photos or documents.”

It also boasts fifty-percent better battery life, a 5-megapixel auto focus camera, expandable memory, gravity sensor and an ambient light sensor.

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Specs include:
Dimensions (LxWxT): 107.85mm x 53.1mm x 13.7mm
(4.25-inches x 2.09-inches x 0.54-inches)
Weight: 117.5 grams (4.15 ounces) with battery
Operating System: Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Processor: Qualcomm MSM7200A, 528 MHz
Memory: ROM 512MB / RAM 288MB / microSD with SD 2.0 compatibility
Display: 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 480 X 800 WVGA resolution
Internal GPS antenna
802.11b/g Wi-Fi
5-megapixel colour camera with auto focus
Audio supported formats: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV, MIDI, M4A
Video supported formats: WMV, ASF, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, AVI
Battery Talk time (subject to change): Up to 300 minutes for WCDMA / Up to 340 minutes for GSM
Standby time (subject to change): Up to 500 hours for WCDMA / Up to 360 hours for GSM
Video call time: Up to 150 minutes
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