from a unique heritage of innovation and a deep desire to blend design with
simplicity, HTC Corp., a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design,
today unveiled its new flagship phone, the HTC Touch Diamond. Delivering
unmistakable style and meticulous craftsmanship the HTC Touch Diamond is defined
by its compact size, game-changing Internet and its new captivating 3D touch
interface called TouchFLO 3D. The result is an uncompromising mobile phone that
sets a new benchmark for phone sophistication and shapes consumer expectations
for how a phone can be used.
HTC has taken a great leap forward in touch screen innovation with the
introduction of its new 3D touch interface called TouchFLO 3D. TouchFLO 3D
provides animated access to people, messaging, E-Mail, photos, music, weather
and more. In addition, HTC is introducing a new innovative touch-sensitive
control for interacting with Touch Diamond.
With the introduction of the Touch Diamond, HTC delivers an entirely new
mobile Internet experience that utilizes broadband-like speeds with HSDPA 7.2
Mbps and HSUPA wireless connectivity. Committed to improving Web browsing, HTC
provides a new customized mobile Web browser that enables easy viewing and
effortless navigation of Websites in the way they were designed. As part of this
browsing experience users can zoom and pan Websites with one-hand and
automatically view optimized content that has been specially created to fit the
display. Turning the device sideways automatically rotates the web page view
from a portrait to landscape view.
In addition to Web browsing, the Touch Diamond includes a customized new,
HTC-developed, YouTube application for watching a variety of user generated
video content as well as utilizing Google Maps for mobile for mapping and
The Touch Diamond is crafted with precision to fit comfortably in a user’s
hand without compromising on features or functionality. Blending contrasting
design elements of metal and unique geometric facets, the Touch Diamond
complements a user’s personal style.
The Touch Diamond delivers an unrivalled combination of features and
functionality that set a new standard for integrating mobile phone innovation
into a small package. The 2.8 inch display provides near-print quality viewing
that enables beautiful Web browsing and viewing of photographs. The built-in
camera includes an optical auto-focus lens that ensures the photos you take will
be clear and consistent. Advanced wireless and auto sensor screen pivoting are
just a few of the features that make the Touch Diamond experience a stand out.
"Today we mark a new era in mobile phone evolution, an era where beauty and
size integrate with uncompromising innovation at broadband speeds," said Peter
Chou, president and CEO, HTC Corp. "The HTC Touch Diamond will make browsing the
Web and using Web-enabled applications just as practical and easy to use as
The HTC Touch Diamond will be available to customers across all major
European carriers in June. It will be available later this quarter in Asia and
the Middle East. The North American and Latin American versions of the Touch
Diamond will be available in the second half of 2008.
Cheers ~ Arne