HTC Touch Diamond: hands-on Video & Photos

Chris Davies - May 6, 2008

Over at PHONE Magazine we’ve got more hands-on footage and photos of the new HTC Touch Diamond than you could shake a stick at.  After the smartphone’s launch today in London, Vincent had some playtime with the device and came away decidedly impressed.  Watching the video, it’s hard not to see why: HTC have done a fantastic job creating a slick, nicely animated and very usable interface.

HTC Touch Diamond

To recap, the Touch Diamond is a Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone with a VGA touchscreen, 7.2Mbps HSDPA/HSUPA, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 and GPS.  Instead of the standard Microsoft interface, HTC have slapped their latest TouchFLO 3D GUI in place.  That offers CoverFlow-style graphical browsing of contacts, video, images and audio.  The whole phone is full of neat animations and transitions.

HTC Touch Diamond

In the video demo, you can also see the Opera 9 browser being put through it paces.  It looks particularly fantastic on this high-res, 640 x 480 display.  We’ll have more fresh content from the London event later on today, so make sure to bookmark PHONE Magazine!

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