updated 12:20 pm EDT, Mon September 15, 2008
HTC Touch 3G and Viva
Following its low-key posting of the Touch HD, HTC today has also tipped its hand regarding two more conventional touchscreen phones. The Touch 3G is a direct sequel to the original Touch with a slightly slimmer design and its namesake 3G Internet access over HSDPA. It also brings a sharper 3.2-megapixel camera and GPS but is separated from the Touch Diamond by its lower-resolution 240x320 screen, the absence of Wi-Fi and a dependence on microSDHC cards.
The Diamond's newer TouchFLO interface appears intact but with less detail, reflecting the simpler display.
Black, blue, brown and gold versions of the Touch 3G will be available in October and will primarily land in Europe. It's not known whether the device fully supports North America, though the Diamond and past examples have often launched with only 2G in the US and Canada but later released with full network access.
The Touch Viva is considered the budget entry and is functionally closer to the first Touch with the absence of HSDPA and a lower-resolution two-megapixel camera. It sports GPS and Wi-Fi and uses microSDHC for content. HTC is prepping the Viva for October and ships it in a solitary gray color scheme. [via Pocket-lint]