We suggested the CDMA version of the Touch Diamond had eaten all the pies 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" school of thinking. We can at least partly forgive its 0.55-inch depth, though, which is due to a 1350mAh battery. It's due out August 28th on Sprint, costing $549 for the bare phone, and $299 on a two-year contract. [Unwiredview via NewLaunches]
Well, Sprint did release the Motorola Q9c with a fudgetastically humongous battery, so it doesn't surprise me that they altered the spec from 900mah (or was it 1100mah) to this larger version. I bet internal or external studies showed that a huge part of customer satisfaction indicated battery life experience was a big ole chunk, or moreso than a mm or two of thickness would deter.
Hopefully the sluggishness with the UI is fixed. I also wonder if the qualcomm chipset has the dualcore proc that the 7500a should have. This would be interesting. Of course the proof is in the pudding, so hands on will negate what technical stats it seems to have.