updated 10:50 am EDT, Thu April 9, 2009
HTC Touch Diamond at VZW
Verizon on Thursday became one of the later carriers to pick up the HTC Touch Diamond. The new version has a slightly customized TouchFLO interface but also brings support for the carrier's Visual Voice Mail and using its VZ Navigator service with the built-in GPS mapping. It continues to draw on the same 640x480 touchscreen, 3G and Wi-Fi as the stock CDMA version already in use at Bell, Sprint and Telus in North America.
The Verizon edition of the Windows Mobile 6.1 phone is also priced at an unusually high level and will cost $300 when joined to both a two-year contract and a $70 rebate. Online orders and business buyers will have access to the phone as of tomorrow, with retail arriving at an unspecified future date.