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Opers Mobile 9.5 is one of the many highlights of the HTC Touch Diamond. Opera first announced the broswer this past winter, right around the same time the skyfire browser was first spotted. Opera 9.5 has quite a few advantages over the current standard WM browser which include: Context-sensitive zooming, Quick page rendering, Flash Lite 3 support, Tabbed browsing, and a whole lot more.
Opera 9.5 offers a unique advantage over Skyfire since the webpages are not rendered on a server and then streamed to your device. This allows for a more traditional web user experience with the capability to select, copy, and paste text from inside the browser.
For those of you who are planning on picking up the HTC Touch Diamond when it launches, you will be the first to get your hands on the new Opera browser. Unfortunately, Opera still has not released a launch schedule for the software. Lets hope Opera 9.5 will launch by mid July and like previous versions of the software, it should cost around $28.
It seems HTC will be hiring a a slew of new managers for their offices in Australia. Just a few days after HTC announced the Touch Diamond which the company expects to be their best sellign device in history, a handfull of senior managers in Australia either stepped down or were nudged out. HTC is already in the process of filling the empty management positions and released a short statement about the situation which didn't really give any details. “Australia continues to be a key market for HTC. We are actively recruiting for a new country manager and building the local team.”
Orange is the latest carrier to pick up the HTC Touch Diamond. It seems they have some exclisive features that they will be offering on their version of the Diamond. Orange announced that they have worked closely with HTC in order to integrate some of their best network services into the Diamond (most likly integrating them into touchFLO 3D). Orange will be offering Orange Photo, Orange Music, Orange Downloads, and Orange TV.
Users will be able to share their pictures online, download music on the go, download 3D games and apps directly to their Diamond, and stream live TV. The HTC Touch Diamond release date has not yet been set by Orange, but we can expect somethign around the middle of July like most other European carriers.
At a press conference HTC just help in Tiawan, HTC revealed that you will not have to wait too much longer to get your hand on the Diamond with all its TouchFLO 3D goodness. The HTC Touch Diamond release date is set for shipping in mid June. The innitial launch market may only be limited to Taiwan, but then would quickly expand to otehr markets. HTC stated that prices for thTouch Diamond will vary from region to region, but the Diamond should set you back $772 at launch (without a contract).
About a month ago, HTC told us that they would start selling the HTC Touch Dual in the U.S. through Best Buy. After successfully passing through the FCC a few weeks ago, now the Touch Dual has appeared on Best Buys website. The Touch Dial is not for sale quite yet, but Best Buy is letting customers pre-order the device for $549.99 ($60 cheaper than popular cell phone importer www.expansys.com). Even though $549.99 seems like its a high price, U.S. customers will most likely enjoy this model a lot more than the HTC touch Duals they have been importing since lanst year due to the quad-band GSM radio this device sports. Best Buy's website does not indicate when the touch Dual will be available. kepp in mind that the HTC Touch Diamond is only a few months from being released on Sprint (and hopfully T-Mobile).
Many of you have already seen the official press shot of the HTC Touch Diamond's cradle. Now a few more details have surfaced. thew cradle will alow you to sync and charge your Touch Diamond through mini usb while you listen to your music. No the cradle does not have its own speakers like those other iPhone and iPod docks do, but it does feature a 3.5MM back which will allow you to connect it to your home media system. For $50, the dock will be launching at the same time as the Touch Diamond. This is exciting simply because HTC has never really has an accessory category for their phones over the years. Lets just home this will spark interest from other companies to add on to the line and give us some amazing accessories that will be worthy of the Diamond's design.
The HTC Touch Diamond release date is set for June along with price of $772