HTC has always been real fast in releasing their devices, almost every 6 months or so. Their innovative updates are far from being rumours, meaning once you see any leaked out pictures of any of their upcoming devices, it mean’s it’s gonna be released pretty soon.
This time round, HTC announced in the recent Mobile World Congress 2009 that new versions of the current Diamond and Touch Pro will emerge, respectively naming them Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2. The designs look very high-tech (it’s HTC, duh!) and business-like.
Below are links to their specs:
Right now, I can only say that HTC is pushing for wide-screen devices, which is a trend started by the iPhone and Samsung Omnia. This is a good thing, as more software providers will have to consider wide-screen resolutions for their products.
Other than that, I would say that these devices aren’t that phenomenal. Besides the wide-screen, the rest of the specs are very similar to their predecessors. One new innovation to take note is the zoom slider. Since the “invisible scroll wheel” on the older devices is not there anymore, HTC has a touch sensitive slider below the screen which assists the user in zooming functions in certain applications like Google maps and photo album. Nice and simple touch (no pun intended!).
Would I upgrade to any of these devices? Not just yet. My Diamond has been very comfortable, especially with 3rd party applications which makes use of all the sensors, and also the wonderful ROM updates from HTC and friends at XDA-Dev which speeds up the device.
I would however instantly upgrade to anything with the new Qualcomm’s SnapDragon (1Ghz) processor and/or WM7. That would be at end 2009