HTC today (re-)unveiled its two new flagship devices, the Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2. They were originally unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2009 (our own Matthew Miller went hands-on), but now they've got price tags.
A quick reminder about what's new with these devices:
The Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 utilize the company's TouchFLO 3D interface on top of, sadly, Windows Mobile 6.1. Both phones feature HTC's Push Internet technology, in which users can preselect Websites to get immediate access to them as necessary.
The Touch Diamond2 incorporates a larger 3.2-inch high-resolution wide-screen VGA display for a greater viewing area in a design 13.7mm thick. The phone also includes a new touch sensitive zoom bar for viewing content. HTC says the handset has 20 percent larger battery capacity. The device also has a five megapixel autofocus camera, expandable memory, gravity sensor and an ambient light sensor.
The Touch Pro2 is intended for business professionals, and features a high-resolution 3.6-inch widescreen VGA display and a QWERTY keyboard. It has "improved" battery life, expandable memory, a touch-sensitive zoom bar as well as gravity, proximity and ambient light sensors. HTC says it's good for heavy e-mailers.
Along with the Touch Pro2 comes "Straight Talk," a Sen. John McCain-sounding technology that allows users to transition from e-mail to single or multi-party conference calls. It's intended to kick up the notch of the speakerphone aspect of the device, "enhanced by asymmetric speakers and advanced noise suppression with full duplex acoustics." When the Touch Pro2 is flipped over it automatically turns into a conference room speakerphone system, which is a neat trick.
Both smartphones will be available "from mid-May and end of June 2009" at a suggested retail price of SGD (that's Singapore) $1,088 and $1,328, or roughly $726 and $887, respectively.
Of course, we'll see what happens when the unlocked phones arrive Stateside and are rolled up into T-Mobile contracts.