HTC Touch Diamond Technical Specifications

HTC Touch Diamond Technical Specifications

Officially presented to the world on the 6th of May, in London, HTC Touch Diamond is a stylish smartphone that combines an exclusive design and advanced features with the latest 3D    Full-touch user interface. Called TouchFlo 3D, Diamond’s unique finger-touch interface together with the 2.8 inch VGA display (640 x 480 pixels) will offer users a “mobile adventure” never experienced before.

HTC Touch Diamond comes with both GSM and 3G connectivity, but in India it works only on the GSM frequencies, since neither Airtel nor any other carrier have deployed 3G networks yet. Anyway, Airtel’s GSM / EDGE services should still provide decent data transfer speeds to the future owners of the Diamond.

Besides the features already mentioned in my previous post on [cref htc-touch-diamond-in-india HTC Touch Diamond], HTC’s new flagship device also comes with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, GPS and A-GPS navigation, Google Maps, a 3.2 Megapixel camera with auto-focus and video recording, 4GB of internal memory, Media player, easy YouTube access, FM radio with RDS, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, Opera browser, email, Office Mobile and so on – all in a slim case that measures only 102 x 51 x 11,5 millimeters and weighs 110 grams.

Peter Chou, President and CEO of HTC Corp., said about the release of the high-end device: “The Touch Diamond is a breakthrough in innovation that packs the functionalities of a complete phone and offers an entirely new Touchscreen and mobile Internet and browsing experience for consumers. The launch of the Touch Diamond in India marks a new era in mobile phone evolution which will further catalyze the growth of Internet on mobile in the fastest growing Telecom market in the world.”

Key features

  • 2.8″ 65K-color VGA display
  • TouchFLO 3D Home screen and gesture controls
  • 4 GB of internal storage
  • Wi-Fi
  • Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 Mhz CPU and 192 MB DDR SDRAM
  • Dedicated graphics chip (64MB RAM reserved for graphics)
  • HSDPA 7.2Mbps
  • Built-in GPS receiver
  • Standout design
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • 3.15 MP auto focus camera
  • Active magnetic stylus
  • Touch-sensitive scroll wheel
  • MS Office Mobile document editor
  • Opera 9.5 web browser
  • Standard miniUSB slot and Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
  • Comes with the amusing Teeter game
  • YouTube client
  • Excellent video playback performance


Main disadvantages:

  • Poor battery life
  • Fingerprint nightmare
  • Average sunlight legibility
  • No memory card slot
  • Questionable build quality
  • Tri-band GSM support only
  • No TV out port
  • No standard 3.5mm audio jack
  • Back panel design has negative impact on usability and camera image quality
  • Back panel finish started to wear off in a few weeks of usage
  • Limited scroll wheel usage

Complete technical specs of HTC Touch Diamond phone:

General 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 
  GSM 850 / 1800 / 1900 – American version
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 
  HSDPA 850 / 1900 – American version
Announced 2008, May
Status Available. Released 2008, May
Size Dimensions 102 x 51 x 11.5 mm 
Weight 110 g
Display Type TFT touchscreen, 65K colors
Size 480 x 640 pixels, 2.8 inches
  – TouchFLO 3D finger swipe navigation
  – Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
  – Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
  – Touch-sensitive navigation controls
  – Handwriting recognition
Ringtones Type Polyphonic (40 channels), MP3, WAV, WMA
Vibration  Yes
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Card slot No
  – 4 GB user available memory
  – 192 MB DDR SDRAM, 256 MB ROM
  – Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 Mhz processor
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, miniUSB
Features OS Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Games Yes
Colors Black
Camera 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus, video(CIF@30fps); secondary VGA videocall camera
  – Built-in GPS with A-GPS
  – Stereo FM radio with RDS
  – Pocket Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, PDF viewer)
  – Java MIDP 2.0
  – Voice memo
  – MP3 player
  – Motion-based games
  – Built-in handsfree
Battery   Standard battery, Li-Ion 900 mAh
Stand-by Up to 285 h
Talk time Up to 5 h 30 min

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Imroz Baig wrote 95 articles for Techstarz.

He is one of the founder members of Techstarz. He holds an engineering degree in computer science and an mba in systems. Imroz is based in mumbai and works for a privately owned software development firm. He blogs at techstarz and his personal blog at

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