HTC Touch Diamond Available in Stores

htc-touch-diamond-front According to, the HTC Touch Diamond is now available in select online stores waiting for the fans to order. I still think it’s a pretty slick phone with a lot of high end features but I am not convinced that it’s worth at least $780. I mean, it doesn’t have a large screen (2.8″) and a very small battery capacity (900 mAh) that is suppose to power up all the built in features. You’ll be lucky to get two full days out of it. Nevertheless, it’s certainly a phone worth looking into and now you can get your hands on it.

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If you have the $780 to $900 admission fee handy, you too can play to your heart’s content in the land of Diamond that HTC built. The HTC Touch Diamond is a bit pricey, but for a high-end smartphone packed with features like a VGA touchscreen display, HSPA (both HSDPA and HSUPA), Opera browser, 3 megapixel camera, and eye-catching UI – powered by Windows Mobile 6.1, the price-point isn’t all that unheard-of.

Grab your own HTC Touch Diamond at one of the following online retailers:


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Cell Phones and Long Names

Why do cell phone manufacturers insist on giving their products long names and sometimes a combination of letters and numbers? For instance, SonyEricsson is calling its latest high end phone SonyEricsson XPERIA X1. HTC is calling its latest touch phone HTC Touch Diamond. And Samsung is calling its latest Windows Mobile phone Samsung SGH-i900

Those manufacturers should start being more creative and start giving their products a short and more friendly name. I say be more like Apple and Garmin. Apple called its only cell phone the iPhone and Garmin is calling its upcoming cell phone Nuvifone. Personally, HTC should have called its latest phone the HTC Diamond. Why bother and add the word “Touch” to a phone that doesn’t even look like the HTC Touch?

Another thing I should mention and it’s about HTC’s new TouchFLO interface for the HTC Diamond. They decided to call the new UI TouchFLO 3D. Is that for the lack of better words? Or does HTC lack creativity when it comes to names? Honestly, a 10 year old could have come up with a better name than TouchFLO 3D.


Microsoft Mediaroom – TV 2.0

Microsoft MediaroomNow this is something worth blogging about! Microsoft Mediaroom is, in many people’s opinion, TV 2.0. Imagine a world where TV is part of the Internet. That will certainly be something exciting and more entertaining that just sitting on your couch watching. The possibilities are endless since it will also support a wide range of applications which you can run while watching your favourite shows.

Here is what to expect from Microsoft Mediaroom:

Microsoft® Mediaroom™ enables a new, personalized television experience. Consumers can easily find and discover TV, video, movies, and digital media at the touch of a remote control. Live programming and video-on-demand in standard-definition and high-definition formats, digital video recording, MultiView picture-in-picture, music, and photos are presented together with an intuitive on-screen interface. With Microsoft Mediaroom, consumers get the best in TV plus all their media in one place.