updated 04:15 pm EDT, Mon October 20, 2008
Rogers gets Touch Diamond
A scan of a few pages from a brochure Rogers sends out to its subscribers reveals that the Canadian wireless provider will be getting its own GSM version of the new handset, thanks to a Monday report. With a unique design that takes cues from the original Touch Diamond, including the edgy styling on the rear panel of the phone, which differs from the straight back of the CDMA Sprint/Telus version. The Rogers handset also has HSPA data network support as opposed to the EVDO network.
According to the Rogers brochure, the HTC Touch Diamond will be offered with a $30 per month data plan that allows users to download 500MB of data. Once they go over that amount, Rogers will automatically upgrade them to the next tier, which include $35 for 1GB, $50 for 2GB and $65 for 3GB.
The scans also reveal the Rogers HTC Touch Diamond will cost nearly $600 CAD (about $502) without a contract, though a release date is not known.