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

Verizon Training Doc Shows BlackBerry Storm, Touch Diamond Release…

A friendly tipster sent us this training to-do list for Verizon employees, which yields a couple of tidbits. First, training on the BlackBerry Storm has to be finished by Nov. 2, which our tipster says "guarantees" it'll be launched by early November, as we've heard » 9/26/08 12:15pm 9/26/08 12:15pm. can be expected by late December, based on its…

New HTC Touch Diamond Is White Like the Color White

We know, there are other, more exciting HTC touchscreen phones » 9/16/08 11:20am 9/16/08 11:20am on their way. But you shouldn't forget about the good old just yet. Why? Because, it's coming to stores (somewhere) in white this October. Though in a similar fashion to the iPhone 3G, the back may have a new coat, but the front panel still comes in black…

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.

Qik Video Streaming Comes to HTC Phones

Good news for HTC phone owners, Qik » 9/04/08 6:20pm 9/04/08 6:20pm is bringing its popular video streaming service to the , and the TyTn-II. They are also adding two other Windows Mobile phones to the list: The AT&T Tilt, and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1. All you need to do is set up a free account on the Qik website and you will be streaming video…

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"…

Leaked Shot Of HTC Touch Diamond Shows CDMA Version Ate All the Pies

Over at BoyGeniusReports » 8/21/08 8:15am 8/21/08 8:15am is this leaked shot of what's allegedly the version of HTC's fabby cellphone. And oh boy, oh boy... that's one phone that's not been on a diet: compared to the GSM version sitting on top of it it's one big ugly fat fellow. Apparently it's actually "more comfortable to hold," but you've got…

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

Sprint's HTC Touch Diamond Gets Photographed By Digital Camera From 1998

Nothing confirms that Sprint is indeed getting the HTC Touch Diamond like a blurry picture of the phone posted in some forum. You can't tell much, but you can see that TouchFLO 3D is still there, and that there's a big yellow Sprint sticker on the top right where the, uh, front camera is supposed to be. Either there's… » 7/01/08 7:41pm 7/01/08 7:41pm

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

HTC's Performance Fix for Touch Diamond's TouchFLO 3D

HTC's installing an updated ROM on all the Touch Diamonds they're shiping out in Europe now, which hopefully will fix the sluggish TouchFLO 3D issues we noticed in our preliminary hands on. We're trying to track down some kinda download link so current owners can get in on the slightly-less-slow action, and we'll… » 6/20/08 2:52pm 6/20/08 2:52pm

HTC Touch Diamond Impressions (Verdict: It's Kinda Slow)

Addy fiddled with the HTC Touch at the official unveiling about a month ago, but we've just got our own units delivered to us for extensive in-home testing. The exterior looks as nice as we've already seen in unboxing shots, and the TouchFlo is much more refined than the previous incarnations in HTC's ever-expanding… » 6/07/08 5:01pm 6/07/08 5:01pm

HTC Touch Diamond Release Delayed in Europe Until June 23

Anyone hoping to get their hands on the Touch Diamond this month in Europe will have to hold their horses. HTC looks to be delaying the launch of its touchy-touchy titchy phone until the end of the month. » 6/06/08 10:15am 6/06/08 10:15am

HTC Touch Diamond Available Online Now

European users who want to get their HTC Touch Diamond slightly earlier than the June release date can hop online and buy them for a slightly exhorbitant price right now. DechoWireless, PopularElect and Welectronics have them in stock anywhere between $780 to $850 (you'll probably want to go with the $780 one) ready… » 5/29/08 5:36pm 5/29/08 5:36pm