HTC unveils Touch Pro2 And Touch Diamond2

HTC unveiled two of its latest smartphones, the HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2 at the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona. HTC Touch Diamond2 is targeted towards broad consumer audience looking for the professional benefits of a smartphone without sacrificing size, looks or functionality, while the HTC Touch Pro2 is targeted towards business consumers.

The new phones simplify information access with

  • HTC's Push-Internet technology to pre-deliver favorite web pages to phone, so that users don't have to wait for the sites to download
  • Single-view contact integration - All the dialogues and data related to a contact will appear in one screen, including contact history related to a person's calls, emails, sms

Both HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2 come with

  • Enhanced TouchFLO 3D which runs the touchscreen and other features on top of the OS
  • Qualcomm MSM7200A, 528 MHz Processor
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 OS, Windows Mobile 6.5 Ready
  • 512 MB ROM, 288 MB RAM
  • VGA CMOS color camera
  • microSD expansion slot
  • Bluetooth 2.0 & A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • Touch-sensitive Zoom bar to zoom in or out when viewing images, web pages or Google Maps

HTC Touch Diamond2

Highlights of HTC Touch Diamond2 include:

  • 3.2" touch-sensitive screen with 480*800 WVGA resolution (Screen size in Touch Diamond - 2.8")
  • 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus
  • Talk time up to 300 minutes for WCDMA, up to 340 minutes for GSM
  • Standby time up to 500 hours for WCDMA, up to 360 hours for GSM. 50% more battery life compared to HTC Touch Diamond
  • Weighs 117.5 grams (with battery)
  • High resolution wide-screen display

HTC Touch Pro2

Highlights of HTC Touch Pro2 include:

  • Slide-out 5-row QWERTY keyboard with spacious lettering
  • 3.6" touch-sensitive adjustable tilt screen with WVGA (480 X 800 pixel) resolution
  • 3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus
  • Dual microphone/speaker (with woofer and a tweeter) for conference calls which automatically goes into speaker-phone mode when laid face down
  • Straight Talk integrates email, voice and speakerphone to allow users to move from email to conference calls easily
  • Talk time up to 270 minutes for WCDMA, up to 419 minutes for GSM
  • Standby time up to 454 hours for WCDMA, up to 348 hours for GSM
  • gravity, proximity and ambient light sensors
  • Weighs 175 grams with battery
  • Easy Conference Start, Break away from the conference for a one-on-one talk and tap to get back to the group
  • Conference Bridging with integrated calendar, email and dialer

HTC Touch Diamond2 will be available in Europe and Asia early in Q2, 2009, with North America to be included later in 2009 whereas HTC Touch Pro2 will be available globally beginning early in the summer. Eventhough they dont come with Windows Mobile 6.5 yet, they are Windows Mobile 6.5 ready. Windows Mobile 6.5 will be available in the second half of 2009 and both the HTC Windows Phones come with a free upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5

Pricing of both the devices is not yet known

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im gunna wait to see if these devices will have the same driver issues as the last versions before i even think of buying this time.

Man, that looks great. I've been so tempted to upgrade my TYTN II, but after looking at those phones, these ARE the only upgrades i'd choose now

Raa said,
Man, that looks great. I've been so tempted to upgrade my TYTN II, but after looking at those phones, these ARE the only upgrades i'd choose now ;)

I second this!

I think the Touch Pro 2 is what will replace my TyTN II. Go HTC!

Zoom7000 said,
Hopefully the Diamond2 will have a microSD card slot this time round! If so, I'm getting it!


Both HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2 come with

Enhanced TouchFLO 3D which runs the touchscreen and other features on top of the OS
Qualcomm MSM7200A, 528 MHz Processor
Windows Mobile 6.1 OS, Windows Mobile 6.5 Ready
512 MB ROM, 288 MB RAM
VGA CMOS color camera
microSD expansion slot
Bluetooth 2.0 & A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
Touch-sensitive Zoom bar to zoom in or out when viewing images, web pages or Google Maps

Ah... Missed that one! Thanks!

1 disadvantage though, "Audio output is via the HTC ExtUSB port rather than a standard audio jack."

I would much rather they standardised to allow for more choice and cheaper accessories than forcing the ExtUSB slot. Hopefully it comes with an adapter that allows you to use standard 3.5" headphones.

I've been a great supporter for HTC devices since long before they started using their brand openly. The best phones I've ever had have all been HTCs. Can't wait until I get a new phone, I know I want one of these babies!

Both devices looking great , HTC continues to bring good products in market. Hope microsoft learn something from them in developing Windows 6.5 or 7