How To: Install Windows Mobile 6.5 Right Now

The bad news: Windows Mobile 6.5 won't be coming out for a while, and you'll be expected to buy a whole new phone to get it. The good: You can actually install it today, on your HTC phone. Here's how. » 6/06/09 2:30pm 6/06/09 2:30pm

Touch Diamond2 Apps Ripped for Original Touch Diamond, Touch Pro

As pretty as HTCs are, they're nothing without their custom skins and apps. And as with seemingly every other new Windows Mobile product, the new Diamond2 assets have been ripped and made available online. » 3/09/09 6:55am 3/09/09 6:55am

HTC Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 Feature Bigger Screens, Better…

HTC's Touch Diamond, and its QWERTY'd doppelganger the Touch Pro, have formally passed into their second generation, with bigger screens, higher (WVGA) resolution, better battery life, and deeper interface changes. » 2/16/09 5:30am 2/16/09 5:30am

HTC Touch Diamond Backlights Permanently Dying, No Fix Yet

At Giz Gallery, Tom alerted us to a serious problem with HTC Touch Diamonds: After a few minutes, the backlight becomes permanently dim, making the phone unusable, and there is no fix yet.Updated 9:15AM » 12/08/08 11:40am 12/08/08 11:40am

Dealzmodo Hack: Cooked Software Revives HTC Phones

HTC has always known their biggest weakness: Windows Mobile. They've done their best to hide the aged interface in glossy costumes and bolster performance, but they can only do so much—the OS is slow, buggy and can drain battery life on certain hardware. Luckily, Windows Mobile responds well to per-device… » 11/06/08 2:00pm 11/06/08 2:00pm

Leaked HTC T8290 Has Touch HD Resolution, WiMax, Sharp Corners

These images of a new HTC handset from Nedge2k » 10/10/08 6:47am 10/10/08 6:47am reveal a surprising addition to the Taiwanese company's line: a half Touch HD, half Touch Diamond handset for which WiMax — of all things — is the most salient feature. Such a product might not make sense in most places, but Russia already has more than 20 million people…

HTC Touch HD Pretty Much Never Coming to the US

No amount of oohing » 10/07/08 7:00am 10/07/08 7:00am, or can convince HTC to bring this 480x800 monster to American shores, according to the Taiwanese company. That's a shame, because it was . The company passed the news on through Twitter, which is the corporate equivalent of breaking up with your girlfriend with a text message: The G1 is…

HTC Touch Diamond Pops Up in Seven Colors

We were surprised to see the HTC Diamond just coming in white » 10/06/08 8:43am 10/06/08 8:43am, but those in France now have the opportunity to pick up the Diamond in one of seven colors: White, blue, brown, fuchsia, yellow, purple or rose. Unless you're packing up to move abroad, chances are you'll never see most, if any of these Skittlesfied…

Family Portrait: HTC Touch Phones

From left to right » 9/22/08 8:15am 9/22/08 8:15am: HTC Touch HD, HTC Touch Diamond, and HTC Touch Pro. Note that while the Touch HD's footprint isn't much bigger, the screen appears ginormous. []

Sprint HTC Touch Diamond Now Available Online

True to their word, the folks at Sprint came through and put the HTC Touch Diamond up for sale today at, just as we said they would. » 9/14/08 2:00pm 9/14/08 2:00pm Nothing's changed since we confirmed the September 14 release date 10 days ago, and that includes the $250 price tag, with a two-year contract, and $100 mail-in rebate. The…

Sprint to Get HTC Touch Pro in October for $300

Sprint already confirmed some HTC goodness » 9/10/08 10:23am 9/10/08 10:23am recently with the Touch Diamond, which drops in September, and today added the to their official lineup, available on October 19th for $300 with contract, deliciously compared to the phone expected to hit Verizon.

HTC Opal Leaks, The Sequel to the HTC Touch

We've already seen phones like the HTC Touch Diamond and Touch Pro » 9/09/08 8:56am 9/09/08 8:56am, but according to some legit-looking internal documentation, the HTC Opal is the official sequel to the original HTC Touch. Word has it that the Opal will ship with the 3D TouchFLO interface we've seen in the latest HTC products (which makes sense),…

Sprint HTC Touch Diamond Out on Sept. 14 for $250

Now that the WSJ has had their run with it » 9/04/08 5:40pm 9/04/08 5:40pm, Sprint has confirmed that the will be out on Sept. 14 for $250 with a two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate. Cheaper than we'd heard, but it would've been nice to hit the $199 mark. []

Sprint's HTC Touch Diamond Groped Ahead of Release by WSJ

We've been keeping you up to date on the CDMA version » 9/04/08 8:30am 9/04/08 8:30am of , coming soon to Sprint, but the lucky buggers over at the Wall St Journal got their mitts on one ahead of its launch. It's fatness turns out to be 0.6-inches in size, partly due to that 1,350 mAh battery good for 4.2 hours of talk time. It comes with Windows…

Media Sync: iTunes Syncing on HTC, Nokia, Sony, and Sony Ericsson…

Obviously, if you love iTunes but do not own an iPhone, syncing your music can be frustrating. Salling Software has developed a solution to this problem with Media Sync—an app that transfers playlists, music and podcasts to a wide array of Nokia, Sony, and Sony Ericsson phones (also works in a limited fashion with the » 9/03/08 5:50pm 9/03/08 5:50pm

CDMA HTC Touch Diamond Has Release Date, Price, Fatness-Highlighting…

We suggested the CDMA version of the Touch Diamond had eaten all the pies » 8/26/08 10:11am 8/26/08 10:11am last week: Now word is out on its release and Sprint and HTC have chosen not to disguise it. Oh no... they've dolled that large rear-end up in a striking red color. Bizarre, though I guess its in the "if you can't hide it, make a feature of it"…

Details on Touch Diamond and Touch Pro For Verizon/Sprint Show Slight…

Phone Arena got some leaked documents on the HTC Touch Diamond and HTC Touch Pro for Sprint and Verizon, and it looks like Verizon's going to be slightly gimping their version of the Diamond. The general gist is the same with both having a 2.8-inch screen, EV-DO Rev. A, 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera, 802.11b/g,… » 8/05/08 11:28am 8/05/08 11:28am

HTC Touch Diamond Shows Up on FCC With US 3G Specs

Like the sun rising or your prostate swelling to grapefruit sizes, the HTC Touch Diamond showing up on the FCC site was an inevitability. It's not like we didn't know it was coming, but seeing for ourselves that it exists and has the proper US-based 3G HSDPA capabilities is always good. Now all that's left is to wait… » 7/29/08 12:19pm 7/29/08 12:19pm

HTC Touch Diamond ROM Gives Faster TouchFLO and 850MHz Support

A ROM update from Hong Kong for the HTC Touch Diamond released yesterday adds some fantastic functionality such as the use of the 850MHz GSM band (used by AT&T here in the US) and the improved TouchFLO 3D performance. (For the record, the performance update is great.) There are also a few bug fixes like the "no signal… » 7/24/08 1:20pm 7/24/08 1:20pm

HTC Touch Diamond Hands-on Update

I'm still working on the full review, but I wanted to give everyone an update on that performance fix that was released last week for the HTC Touch Diamond. I installed the new ROM (it was easy, just run the executable on your PC), and now TouchFLO is noticeably faster. It's still not instant, but it's definitely… » 6/25/08 4:20pm 6/25/08 4:20pm