HTC Peaks-Leaks Intro of New Innovations

May 04, 2008 by Mary Anne Simpson weblog
HTC Peaks-Leaks Intro of New Innovations
HTC Touch Diamond. Credit: Engadget/HTC

HTC has created a mystery for its announcement of next generation innovations in London on May 6th. Bloggers and Internet electronic gadget web sites have entered into the fray. Is it an Android supported device? Is it mobile Manila? Is it Touch Diamond? Whatever it is, it better be good after all this hype.

The story begins with an invitation by HTC, "To witness the next generation of HTC innovation." The event is set for 11:30 A.M. in London, UK, according to Vincent Nguyen.

Could it be the first Android supported mobile device, Dream, promised by HTC? With Apple's worldwide conference of developers just one month away, queries Nguyen, could there be a tie in? Could the announcement have anything to do with introducing a new Windows Mobile device utilizing TouchFLO2 "Manila"?

A flurry of blog spots and subsequent leaks reported by Engadget adds a few interesting aspects of this magical mystery unveiling in London on May 6th. According to Engadget, HTC leaked official photos of a new mobile device called, HTC Touch Diamond. This new "Ultra High Density" display device may be part or the whole of all the excitement.

The HTC Touch Diamond is reported to have a dynamic 2.8-inch VGA display. It has 3G connectivity ideal for the European market. It has Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS. Adding to the excitement it has WiFi and Bluetooth built in. A 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus with 4 GB internal memory and a memory slot. It has a an additional VGA camera in front for video telephony. In addition, it has an accelerometer like the Apple iPhone. For fast response it has a Qualcomm 528 MHz CPU.

The various HTC Touch Diamond sightings report divergent takes on whether it has a full QWERTY keyboard or whether it will come with the new TouchFlo2 Manila application. It appears the Touch Diamond does have a FM tuner and eGPS and a full range of Quad-band frequencies.

Whether the announcement hype and speculation is worth it will be abundantly apparent on May 6th. My guess is that HTC has something pretty interesting to present because their long standing reputation for producing outweighs "Big Foot" type tabloid gimmickry.

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thales
not rated yet May 05, 2008
Crap, why isn't there a tricorder phone yet?
Glis
5 / 5 (1) May 05, 2008
Go HTC! i'm loving my TyTN. It's great when a hardware maker actually SUPPORTS THEIR HARDWARE, even though the distributers do everything to cripple it, COUGHverizonCOUGH. Chances are it will hit the market being capable of all this glory and be completely useless when the phone companies are done with it. Ie, charging you for dongles and packages that the phone already has (GPS, tethering...) and you already paid for in buying the phone..... //end rant
jburchel
not rated yet May 07, 2008
I returned my Tilt, it sucked. It would constantly disconnect bluetooth and only connect if bluetooth was already connected before the call was initiated. Windows Mobile sucks too. Give me a simple Motorola L6 any day...