Feeds

HTC launches updated Touch Diamond and Pro

Both pretty similar

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

MWC HTC today announced updates to two of its flagship touchscreen mobile phones, unveiling the Touch Diamond 2 and the Touch Pro 2.

HTC_Touch_diamond_2

HTC's Touch Diamond 2:

Distinguishing between the two is actuallu pretty difficult, since both handsets mirror one another on features at almost every turn. Only looks truly separate them.

HTC’s equipped both with what it called “Push Internet”. The technology’s designed to alleviate the “slow downloading and rendering” of web pages by allowing users to pre-select - and pre-load - their favourite sites.

The Diamond 2 has the smaller of screen of the duo, at 3.2in, while its sibling – the Pro 2 – has a 3.6in display. The Pro 2’s screen also has the advantage of being able to tilt Xperia X1-fashion.

Both Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional devices are based on 528MHz Qualcomm chips, with 288MB of on-board memory. HTC’s quipped both phones with its existing TouchFLO 3D UI that, apparently, “brings important information to the top-level UI, including quick access to people, messaging, email, photos, music and weather”.

HTC_Touch_pro_2_02

The Touch Pro 2: for fans of physical typing

Both devices sport 7.2Mb/s HSDPA 3G connectivity and quad-band GSM/GPRS/Edge. However, texting and surfing the web could be slightly easier on the Pro 2 because of its slide-out, five-row Qwerty keyboard.

One area where the phones do differ is photography. You’ll get a 3.2Mp shooter on the Pro 2, but a 5Mp camera on the Diamond 2. Both include autofocus, but there’s no mention of smile or facial recognition for either device.

A second, user-facing VGA camera for making video calls features on both devices.

Integrated GPS and Wi-Fi are present on the duo, as is Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP.

Audio support is, again, pretty identical on each phone. Both support AAC, WMA and MP3 – to name just a few formats. Video compatibility ranges from WMV and MP4, to AVI and 3GP.

HTC_Touch_pro_2_01

GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are all included onthe Touch Pro 2 (above), and also on the Diamond 2

Avid talkers will prefer the Pro 2’s claimed 419 minutes of talk-time over GSM, but then the Diamond 2 will happily stand-by awaiting orders for up to 360 hours over GSM – the Pro 2 runs for 348 hours in standby. Video call-time on both handsets is 150 minutes.

HTC’s Touch Pro 2 won’t be available globally until early summer, but the firm will ship its Touch Diamond 2 out to Europe during Q2. Prices haven’t been announced yet. ®

Application security programs and practises

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.