updated 12:35 pm EDT, Wed July 9, 2008
Sprint Diamond on Sept. 2?
HTC's Touch Diamond has finally secured a release date with Sprint, according to reports. A timetable, allegedly leaked from Sprint, mentions the MP6950 -- the Touch Diamond -- as shipping on September 2nd, alongside other phones from Motorola and Samsung. This puts the Sprint phone in a launch schedule similar to that of Telus' version, which is supposed to be the first North American one but only has a "summer" release date.
The Diamond is said to be HTC's first device preloaded with Windows Mobile 6.1, and comes with an updated TouchFLO touchscreen interface, as well as 4GB of internal memory and a 3.2-megapixel camera. Sprint's pricing is unknown, but Telus is expected to sell it for $150 with a three-year contract. Three-year contracts are unlikely in the US.