Our friends over at PhoneMag.com got a chance to sit down and talk with HTCabout the new HTC Touch Diamond. Representatives from HTC explain some of the ideas behind the Diamond any why it was developed the way it was. They also note that Haptic response was planned for the HTC Touch Diamond, but was never implemented due to their research.
Another day, another announcement. it was rumored last week that O2 would be carrying the HTC Touch Diamond, but now the rumors have changed to reality. O2 will launch the XDA Diamond late next month, beating out T-Mobile UK with their
launch date by about a week. None of the specs have changed from the original HTC Touch Diamond, but O2 Germany may add some additional software to compliment HTC's lineup of TouchFLO 3D, Opera Mobile 9.5, Google Maps, and their YouTube App.
Price of the O2 XDA Diamond will be set at 549.99 Euro for those not willing to sign a contract and 99 Euro for those who don't mind signing their life away for 24 months. Full specs of the XDA Diamond after the break.
The T-Mobile MDA Compact IV was just officially announced yesterday and now we already have a video walk through of the device. You'll notice that not much has changed on HTC's TouchFLO 3d interface except for the colors. T-Mobile UK is planning on launching the MBA Compact IV in early July.
The HTC Touch Diamond release date is set for June along with price of $772, for those not planning on picking the diamond up from their local carrier.
After digging through a few dozen videos on the diamond’s new TouchFLO 3D interface, I finally found one that does a good job at showing off the interface in action. It seems as though the Touch Diamond is more of a secondary player with TouchFLO 3D stealing everyone’s attention.
For those of you who didn’t get a chance to attend HTC’s launch event of the Touch Diamond this week, you can now enjoy a full video of the event. It’s a bit long, but a lot better than sifting though multiple video on different sites and then realizing you just watched 4 videos of the same thing.
gone are the days of using the WM interface to navigate though your pictures and video files on your HTC device. ToucFLO 3D allows you to flick through your pictures and video files with simple finger gestures. With HTC Touch Diamond’s accelerometer, image will automatically rotate when you rotate the device.
HTC’s original TouchFLO Cube offered a page for access to nine of your favorite contacts. With TouchFLO 3D they now offer a “People” interface which allows you to scroll through images of your contacts in a pseudo coverflow manner. HTC has not stated if this is a “contact favotires” feature which you can assign to your contacts or if it automatically appried to your entire address book.