A news report in China says that the U.S. wireless carrier Sprint will launch the HTC Touch Diamond in August.
At the very end of an article from The China Post about HTC’s financial prospects is the reference that’s most interesting to many in this country: “The company released its Diamond phone in Asia in June and will begin selling the handset through Sprint Nextel Corp. in August.”
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Although Sprint has never said anything official about offering the Diamond, there have been persistent rumors linking these two for months.
A spy shot of this smartphone with the Sprint logo appeared in July, and the FCC gave its approval to the CDMA version of the Diamond at about the same time.
An Overview of the HTC Touch Diamond (CDMA)
The GSM version of the Diamond debuted in June, but the one for CDMA carriers like Sprint will be slightly different.
All the versions will have a VGA display, a 3-megapixel camera, 4 GB of storage, GPS, and Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro.
The CDMA version, though, will have a slightly more curved casing than the GSM equivalent, and carriers will have the option to include a significantly larger battery: 1340 mAh vs. 900 mAh.
Both versions will have 3G, and the CDMA one will have EV-DO Rev. A. It will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.