The HTC Touch Diamond and Touch Pro are two of the hottest Windows Mobile smartphones of this year, so it’s no surprise many are eager for information on when these devices will debut in the United States.
According to an unconfirmed report by phoneArena, these products are expected to be released by both Sprint and Verizon in the next few months.
Each of these wireless carriers will offer their own modified versions of the original devices, which debuted in Europe this summer.
HTC Touch Diamond
The Diamond is a consumer-oriented smartphone running Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro. It has a 2.8-inch VGA display, Wi-Fi, 4 GB of internal storage, motion detector, and a GPS receiver.
Sprint’s version of this device will supposedly be relatively close to the GSM one, but its code-name of Victor is an indication that it will lack the faceted back panel. This will give it room for a larger 1340 mAh battery.
Otherwise, this version will be relatively close to the original, but with access to Sprint’s CDMA network and EV-DO Rev. A.
Verizon’s version of the Diamond, on the other hand, will reportedly be significant different from either the GSM or Sprint’s versions. It will have a slower processor (400 MHz vs. 528 MHz), half as much RAM (128 MB vs. 256 MB), and drop the 4 GB of storage capacity in favor of a microSD card slot.
In addition, it will reportedly lack the motion detector, and will require a later upgrade to offer EV-DO Rev. A. It will sport the same larger 1340 mAh battery as the Sprint version, though.
HTC Touch Pro
The Touch Pro is similar to the Diamond in many ways, but adds a sliding keyboard and larger 1340 mAh battery, and replaces the internal storage with a microSD memory card slot.
Again, the Sprint version of this smartphone will be relatively close to the original, while the Verizon version will supposedly have the slower processor and reduced RAM from this carrier’s version of the Diamond.
Both will be CDMA phones with EV-DO Rev. A.
An industry insider who must remain unnamed has informed Brighthand that there is no truth to this report’s assertion that Verizon’s versions of the Diamond and Pro will be heavily scaled back.