It used to be a clear choice on which HTC device to get. If you wanted a sleek thin device, the Touch Diamond was the device for you but if you needed a full keyboard, the Touch Pro could take care of the job, but there was always that compromise of a few extra millimeters of thickness. Now that the Touch HD is on the market, you have a media centric choice added to the mix. Brandon Miniman from pocketnew.com has just put together a comparison video between the Touch Pro and the Touch HD to give you a look at how the devices perform side by side. We hope you enjoy it.
UPDATE: click the read more link to see the youtube vidoe. For some reason the file is crashing IE6 but seems to be working fine for Firefox and IE7 for now. Let us know if you are having any issues.
At&t finally seems 100% committed to the HTC Fuze. We have heard rumors of the device showing up at retail locations over the past few days and now the HTC Fuze has popped up on At&t’s website. As expected, the Fuze can be yours for $299.99 after rebate and a new two year contract. Like the Sprint’s touch Pro, the Fuze will feature Windows Mobile 6.1, a 3.2MP camera, full QWERTY keyboard, 480 x 640 VGA display, and HTC’s TouchFLO 3D. Be sure to check out the Fuze’s webpage for all the other details.
For quite some time, we have known about Windows Mobile 7, but a short while ago, Motorola briefly mentioned the existence of Windows Mobile 6.5. Until then, no one had heard anything about this OS upgrade, but now Steve Ballmer has come out and shared some additional information on the subject. Windows Mobile 6.5 is real and will be launched next year. Original speculation slated WM7 to launch early next year, but those launch plans have been pushed back with no exact time frame given for it’s launch. Unfortunately there are barely any details on what improvements WM 6.5 would bring to WM 6.1.
The HTC Diamond has been available on the Sprint network for a while now, but most people (including Sprint employees) seem to be unaware of it. The reason? Spring has only launched the phone online, not giving potential customers the chance to play with one of the best HTC devices to ever hit the streets. now, Verizon is planning on giving the people what they want. It is rumored that Verizon will be delivering the HTC Diamond to their stores in mid December, right in time for a last minute Christmas purchase.
The last few months have been filled with news about the HTC Touch Pro. Spring just recently launched their CDMA version of the device and now it seems At&t will be getting into the Touch Pro game as well. November 11 seems to be locked down as the launch date for the At&t Fuze. The phone will be on sale for $499.00 with no contract, $424.99 on a 1 year, $374.99 on 1 year with $50.00 rebate, or $349.99 on 2 year without rebate.
There have also been some reports about dummy demo units already hitting At&t retail stores.
Yesterday we told you how the Touch PRO physically stacked up against the Xperia X1. Today we’re letting you know that the HTC Touch PRO will be available on the Sprint network starting next week. It’s always nice to check your e-mail and see a message from our friends at HTC. Here’s a little snippet from them:
"The HTC Touch Pro is priced at $299.99 with a two-year subscriber agreement, after a $100 mail-in-rebate and a $25-or-higher data add-on or Everything plan with data. Customers will be able to purchase the device in select national retailers beginning the week of Oct. 26 and in all Sprint sales channels, including online at www.sprint.com, 1-800-SPRINT1 and Sprint Stores, on Nov. 2. "
If you’ve forgotten some of the features that the Touch PRO offers, here’s a quick reminder. The HTC Touch PRO will feature a full five row QWERTY keyboard, it will be running on Windows Mobile 6.1, TouchFLO 3D interface, 2.8 inch display, 3.2 MP camera/camcorder, EV-DO Rev, stereo Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot.
Unlike the Sprint’s HTC Touch Diamond, the Touch PRO will not feature a burgundy back cover. For full specs of the Touch PRO, be sure to hit the read link.
We have to admit, we’ve been spending a lot of time covering news on the G1 and have seemingly neglected the rest of the HTC lineup. I guess it’s time to get back to business as usual. I’m sure over the next few week we’ll be hearing more and more about the SONY Xperia X1 which is made by our good friends at HTC. A lot of people have been comparing the Xperia X1 to the Touch PRO since they are both running on WM 6.1, feature Opera 9.5, and have a full slide out QWERTY keyboard. Although they sound like they should be identical twins, there’s a clear cut difference between these two devices. We’ll be looking at physical differences for now.
Hit the read more link to see how it turns out.