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.
TouchFLO 3D will feature in interactive weather application which gives you finger friendly weather updates for your location and other cities across the globe. TouchFLO 3D allows for amazingly beautiful weather forecast animations including a moving clouds, suns, and raindrops which pour onto your screen. Probably the coolest feature in the animation is the windshield wipers that turn on to wipe away the rain.
HTC’s new TouchFLO 3D is a huge improvement on the TouchFLO technology which HTC launched last June on the Touch. TouchFLO 3D (previously code named Manila) offers a touch friendly interface on top of Windows Mobile 6.1 . The interface gives you direct access on the home screen to notification such as appointments, missed calls, and text messages and allows you to slide through to other media functionality including pictures, video, and music. HTC has noted that devices using TouchFLO 3D will be using advanced 3D acceleration to ensure the best user experience through their interface.
Less than 24 hours after HTC revealed the Touch Diamond to the world, T-Mobile UK has taken the cover off of their customized rendition of the Diamond. As expected T-Moble continues their naming legacy of HTC devices and has dubbed the Touch Diamond the MDA Compact IV. Even though we just reported that the Diamond would be relesed in June for European markets, T-Mobile UK has chosen to wait a few more weeks and launch the MDA Compact IV in July instead.
The MDA Compact IV seems to have recevied T-Mobile's signature majenta and white makover on HTC's TouchFLO 3D interface. This gives us hope that we will be able to customize the device's interface colors to our own liking since HTC has done suck a good job at covering up WM6.1
T-Mobile will be offering the Diamond for free to customers who opt for new select service plans. T-Mobile is the first UK service provider to announce their version of the Touch Diamond.
HTC is set to launch the Touch Diamond as early as June. Currently their release schedule indicates that most carriers in Europe (HTC's largest market) will launch the Diamond by mid June. Asian and Middle Eastern markets will have a chance to pick the device up in late June, while western hemisphere markets will have to wait till the third quarter to see the Touch Diamond.
Since North and South America are the smallest HTC markets right now, this launch schedule only seems logical. However we are a bit disappointed since HTC devices have been selling like hot cakes through T-Mobile, Spring, Verizon and At&t. Lets only hope to hear some solid release dates from more carriers in the next few weeks.