HTC has been known to make some great phones. Their latest attempt to cash in on the touch market has developed into the HTC Touch Diamond. The HTC Touch diamond was supposed to break the news wires next week. The Wall Street Journal received a treatment to the new phone designed for Sprint.



The phone has a burgundy back to add a touch of class to an already great looking phone. The smartphone is 4 inches tall and 2 inches wide by .6 inch deep, while weighing in at 4.1 ounces. The screen is a 2.8-inch TFT touch screen and can display 262,000 colors.


The phone runs Windows Mobile 6.1, but adds to the interface with what HTC calls TouchFLO 3D. The interface is very slick and works well and much like the iPhone interface. Watch the video above for an example from HTC.


The software included with the phone is Dataviz’s Documents to Go Suite as well as the Opera browser. Other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with A2DP, EV-DO, and GPS with Sprint Navigation. The phone also includes a 3.2 megapixel camera with video recording, 4Gb of internal memory, and a battery with just over 4 hours of talk time. The phone includes a youtube application to watch and save favorites as well.


The price for the HTC Touch Diamond is $249.99 with a two-year contract, after rebates and discounts. The phone does not have a set date, but is set to launch in September.


[via Cnet]