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Our beloved HTC has just release their sales predictions for Q3 of this year. They are expecting nearly a 30 percent sale growth over the same time period as last year. HTC also stated that their profit margin should also grow to 34-35 percent. HTC’s Android powered device is still scheduled for a Q4 release date as well. For those of you keeping track of dates, Q4 starts in 61 days. Lets hope HTC brings a little information on their Android device in the coming weeks.
Customers in the U.S. have been able to get their hand on GSM Touch Diamonds since it was first launched. Only problem was that GSM support here was lacking since HTC shipped the device with little network compatibility for the U.S. market. that may all change in the coming weeks or months. The FCC has just released their reports on an HSPDA GSM variant of the Diamond which seems destined to land on a U.S. cellular carrier. HTC has finally chosen to release the device with the 850 MHz and 1900 MHz bands for those itching to get faster data on their device. There’s still no word on what carrier will be picking up the Diamond here in the U.S. but I’m sure there will be some news on that front within the coming weeks.
It seems that all the talk these days is about HTC’s Touch Pro. Late last week, the first reports went out that the Touch Pro has recevied the FCC’s stamp of approval. This is the second time we’ve seen the Touch Pro go through this process. The first time was for a CDMA variant of the device which we all know will end up on Sprint’s network. But now we are seeing that HTC want to bring the GSM equipped device to the U.S. as well. Speculation indicated that T-Mobile might be the lucky carrier to launch the Touch Pro. T-Mobile’s new 3G network is scheduled to go live on most of their major markets by October 1st. But don’t forget that HTC’s been playing their own game for a while now. Best buy is currently carrying the Touch Dual. What’s to stop them from adding the Touch Pro to their lineup?
As you may have heard last week, a leaked cooked ROM magically enabled the 850 MHz connectivity for the Touch Diamond. Many people were perplexed with this news since HTC said that the Diamon was not shipping with 850 MHz. It’s almost a week later now and it seems HTC is changing it’s mind. They have just released a ROM update in Hong Honk for the Touch Diamond which gives users access to the 850 MHz spectrum. This is great news for all those who have imported the Diamond into the U.S. since it gives them much better connectivity for making calls. This new ROM upgrade also fixes some other connectivity issues, audio quality, device performance, TouchFLO 3D tab scrollsing, and more. No word on when the ROM will be released on HTC’s site for all other regions, but at least we know they have this out there.
Just after the release of the sprint touch ROM upgrade, HTC and Sprint thought it might be a nice touch to give their Mogul customers a breath of fresh air with their won WM 6.1 upgrade. Like the Touch ROM, the Mogul’s ROM also included a few extras. Mogul users will now be able to make use of Sprint TV, EVDO Rev. A, and have been given a nice little task manager to better help manage those pesky apps that you can never seem to close.
Sprint and HTC finally for their act together and have released a WM 6.1 ROM upgrade for the Touch. They actually went a few steps further since Sprint chose to add in a few extra goodies. Sprint added support for EVDO Rev. A, threw in the Opera web browser, and added a new QWERTY keyboad. It seems that there may als obe some GSP navigation enhanvements in there as well.
It seems Expansys is goign to get their hands of the HTC Touch Pro some time in August. No word on the their site indicates that the phone will go on sale on August 4th for the sweet price of £524.95 . We’ll have to wait another week or so to see if this really comes to pass. So have many of you waited on the sidelines and watched the Diamond pass by while waiting to get your hands of the Touch Pro?