is the first North American carrier which confirmed to release the
Diamond later this summer. While neither
confirmed an upcoming launch yet, a Canadian carrier is again the first to
launch another Windows Mobile smartphone first. Since Telus Mobility is a
CDMA carrier, Telus
Mobility's Touch Diamond is for sure the CDMA version, featuring
EVDO Rev. A high-speed
Internet access. Other confirmed features are Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional,
inbuilt GPS, the 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera on the back, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi and inbuilt 4
GB memory. However, the FM radio, which the WCDMA version also includes, isn't
mentioned by Telus Mobility.
Interesting is the design, either Telus Mobility has chosen or which is the
standard design of the CDMA version anyway because it's not the typical HTC
Touch Diamond design with a diamond shaped battery cover but it's the same as
T-Mobile uses exclusively for its
MDA compact IV.
However, unlike T-Mobile's design, which flipped the call, Home and Back keys,
Telus' version is sporting the original button layout with the Home and Back
keys in the upper row and the call send/end keys in the lower row.
Telus Mobility's HTC Touch Diamond will be available for CAD$ 149.99 with a
three-year contract. Without a contract, Telus will charge CAD$ 449.99.
Cheers ~ Arne