Hands-On HTC's Elegant Touch Diamond

Jun 10 2008 - 10:59am

I know, we're all wrapped up in the iPhone 3G [2] mania, but here's a phone that deserves just as much love as the iPhone — HTC's Touch Diamond [3]. Last month I got to witness the official launch and unveiling of this sleek handset and was very impressed with it's overall design, user interface and performance.

Weeks before it is set to go on sale in Europe (and months before the US), I got my hands on the Diamond to see how well it's features actually function. The most noteworthy (and my favorite) feature about this phone is it's TouchFLO 3D interface which makes basic tasks like emailing, viewing photos or contacts and checking out the weather fully animated. Web browsing is made easy with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, as the Diamond will automatically adjust web pages to perfectly fit the display screen (you can also turn the phone sideways).

To get an idea on size, have a peek at the pics below. No word on US pricing just yet.

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