New HTC Touch Diamond to star Windows, not Android

Several Asian and European online news sources have reported that Windows Smartphone manufacturer HTC will have a huge product release on the 6th of May which will include the HTC Touch Diamond and the Touch Pro.

While HTC is a partner of Google for the Android platform, Taipei Times has reported that the Touch Diamond, which is the heir to the Touch Cruise, which will be the main attraction of the event.

In an interview, HTC financial executive Cheng Hui-ming told investors that the new Touch phones will be the most important products of the year for HTC and it also expects more high priced 3G models to be sold.

The Diamond will come with the new Windows Mobile 6.1 OS, 7.2mbps HSDPA connectivity, a 528MHz Qualcomm MSM 7201A CPU, 128MB RAM with 256MB onboard storage plus 4GB secondary storage, a 2.8inch VGA touchscreen - with enhanced touchflo technology, Wi-Fi connectivity, E-GPS, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, a 3.1MP camera with flash, a secondary facial camera, a FM radio and the possibility of adding 8GB microSD card.

In effect, The Diamond will be the exact replica, albeit miniaturised, of a 10-year old Pentium 3 computer.