addition to the HTC Touch Diamond information for Sprint and Verizon,
phoneArena.com also received information about an upcoming North American
HTC Touch Pro
launch. According to these information, both, Sprint and Verizon, will release a
CDMA version of HTC's upcoming HTC Touch Pro and like the GSM/UMTS version, the
North American versions will also feature the 5-rows slide-out keyboard which
Sprint's internal code-name is "HTC Herman" while Verizon calls it "HTC
Raphael". This speaks for the fact that Sprint's Touch Pro
will have the same design as the upcoming
T-Mobile MDA Vario
IV while Verizon's version will most likely
look like the original
HTC Touch Pro.
And while Sprint's HTC Herman also runs on the original HTC Touch Diamond
Qualcomm 7501A chipset at 528 MHz, Verizon's HTC Rapahel only runs on a Qualcomm
7500 chipset with 400 MHz processor. Other differences are the memory: While the
Sprint's Herman is expected to feature 512 MB ROM and 256 MB RAM, Verizon's
Raphael is expected to feature 512 MB of ROM but 128 MB of RAM only while both
smartphones support memory expansion through microSD cards:
Last but not least, Sprint's Herman will have the accelerometer while Verizon's
Raphael lacks it, even if the original HTC Touch Pro has it onboard as well.
Nevertheless, both devices share HTC Touch Pro features like WiFi b/G,
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and the 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with photo light.
It's expected that the Sprint HTC Herman will be
available with Sprint early October while the Verizon HTC Raphael will follow
30 days after.
Cheers ~ Arne