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We have heard rumors for the mythical white HTC Touch Diamond, but until now all we have seen are computer generated renderings. It seems HTC has finally chosen to reveal the white version of the Diamond at a trade show in China. Speculation has concluded that the white Diamond has the same specifications as the original black version. As you can see the picture, the front of the device is still finished off with a black glossy surface but is wrapped in white on all other sides. Is it just me or does this color scheme make the Diamond look just a little taller?
And we’re back. Sorry for the delay, but we had a busy holiday weekend with family in town and a whole lot of chores to do around the house. As most tech savvy people know, today is Cyber Monday. Since we all like to save some cash on out gadgets, American Express is offering a sweet deal to their cardholders. Their My Wishlist page is currently offering the T-mobile G1 for the incredible price of $125. We’ve heard that supplies of the G1 are extremely limited and that this offer is only good for today. Let us know if you’re able to pick one up, but you better hurry, I’d imagine the G1 is selling fast at this price.
I guess Alltel didn’t want to be left out. They now join the ranks with At&t and Sprint in offering the HTC Touch PRO on their network. Alltel’s version of the Touch PRO has a few more smooth edges and refembles Sprint’s CDMA version a little more than the original GSM model. It also offers EV-DO Rev A support for Alltel’s high-speed network, full 4 row QWERTY keyboard, Windows Mobile 6.1, HTC’s TouchFLO 3D user interface, and a 3.2MP camera. The Alltel Touch PRO went on sale yesterday for $279.99 after a 2-year contract and mail-in rebate.
HTC’s latest Touch 3G comes with a light version of their TouchFLO 3D which gives the device a slick new interface. Now, HTC is offering the same TouchFLO 2D for those who purchased the 128MB HTC Touch from last year. All you need to do is head over to www.htc.com, log into your account and download the firmware upgrade. Unfortunately HTC will not be releasing the interface for the original 64MB Touch since the firmware upgrade would consume too much of the limited memory on the device. But if you are willing to give it a try, head over to xda-developers. I have had TouchFLO 2D installed on my original 64MB Touch for a few months now and it runs just fine. You’ll just have to give up installing other apps since memory is quite limited.
UPDATE: A few readers have pointed out that they were not able to find the download page on HTC’s site. I have updated the link above withthe direct link to the site, or you can click here.
Today marks an important step in bringing mobile internet one step closer to the desktop experience. Adobe has just unveiled their plans on bringing Flash Player 10 to Windows Mobile, Google’s Android, and Nokia’s Symbian operating systems. Note for the record that Apple’s iPhone is currently not included in their plans. Adobe has seen the error of their ways and has realized how much potential the current generation of smart phones have. Andy Rubin, from Google, made an appearance at Adobe’s press event to show off the Flash Player 10 capabilities on the t-mobile G1.
Adobe did note that Flash Lite is still going to be supported since not all current devices will be able to use the Flash 10 Player. Kevin Lynch (Adobe) boasted: "Our goal (was to make) a billion phones Flash-enabled by 2010," Lynch said. "We’re actually going to get 1 billion Flash-enabled phones by 2009."
Last week we got the first official confirmation from Steve Ballmer that Microsoft is working on Windows Mobile 6.5 after Motorola had hinted that they would be releasing devices running WM 6.5 early next year. Above are two images which are thought to be the new GUI for the new Microsoft OS. The interface does resemble that of Microsoft’s Zune a little, but we still don’t have any news that can confirm that they will be including their Zune media software on Windows Mobile 6.5
The past month has revelaed some details on the HTC MAX 4G, as well as some spy shots of the device. Today HTC has officially announced the MAX 4G, the world’s first integrated GSM/WiMAX handset. The HTC MAX 4G will be available onnly from Russia’s Scartel WiMAX network (Yota). At the moment, HTC has no plans on introducing the device into the U.S. market. The HTC MAX 4G was designed for video on demand, full track music downloads, online gaming, file exchange and a host of Internet content at true broadband speeds.
HTC MAX 4G Specs
Processor: Qualcomm® ESM7206A™ 528 MHz
Platform: Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
Memory: ROM: 256MB / RAM: 288MB / Flash: 8 GB
Dimensions: 113.5mm X 63.1mm X 13.9mm
Weight: 151 grams (with battery)
Display: 3.8-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen
with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution
Network: Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:900/1800/1900 MHz
Yota Mobile WiMAX 2,5-2.7 GHz
Device Control: TouchFLO™ 3D
GPS: Inbuilt GPS
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth® 2.0 with EDR
Main camera: High-resolution with autofocus
Additional: Motion G-sensor (automatically rotating picture)
Proximity sensor (saving energy while talking due to the switching the display off)
Audio: Ring tone formats:
AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV
40 polyphonic and standard MIDI format 0 and 1 (SMF)/SP MIDI
Battery: Li-Pol, 1500 mAh
Talk time: GSM: up to 420 minutes
VoIP: up to 230 minutes
Standby time: GSM: up to 350 hours
VoIP: up to 50 hours
Be sure to check out the "read more" link. We’ve posted the full press release from HTC and Scarlet along with a new more pictures of the HTC MAX 4G. We hope you enjoy them.