Whenever the U.S. launch of the HTC Touch Diamond is being talked about, often the first name that comes up is Sprint. Rumors that this wireless carrier will be offering this Windows Mobile smartphone date back to April.
But pictures of the Diamond with a Sprint logo on it haven’t leaked out… until now.
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A user in the PPCGeeks forums has posted a couple of typical blurry spy shots that supposedly show HTC’s latest emblazoned with Sprint’s branding.
While pre-release photos are notoriously unreliable, the fact that the device in these images isn’t an exact copy of the GSM version of the Diamond with a corporate logo pasted on them gives it some credibility.
If these pictures aren’t part of a hoax, Sprint’s version of this smartphone will have curved top and and bottom edges, while the GSM version is rigidly angular.
In addition, the version of HTC’s TouchFLO 3D looks slightly different from the standard one. The clock has been changed and so have the icons.
This carrier’s logo appears where the front-facing camera is on the European version of this phone, but few Windows Mobile models with dual cameras have been released in the U.S.
The source of these images, who claims to be a Sprint employee, says the Touch Diamond is currently undergoing carrier testing. He did not say when this model will be released.
According to a separate unconfirmed report, Verizon also has its eye on the Diamond.
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