HTC Touch Diamond to pass 1 million mark in August, rumors of US CDMA models surface

The HTC Touch Diamond is an outstanding Windows Mobile device and according to an article on Into Mobile HTC will reach the one million device mark by mid-August with plans to ship two million units this year. The one million mark is a nice achievement, especially considering the device is not yet available in the U.S. and has had a limited roll out so far. HTC sold one million original Touch devices in five months and it has only been since June when the Touch Diamond launched in select European countries.

HTC Touch Diamond to pass 1 million mark in August, rumors of US CDMA models surface
The HTC Touch Diamond is an outstanding Windows Mobile device and according to an article on Into Mobile HTC will reach the one million device mark by mid-August with plans to ship two million units this year. The one million mark is a nice achievement, especially considering the device is not yet available in the U.S. and has had a limited roll out so far. HTC sold one million original Touch devices in five months and it has only been since June when the Touch Diamond launched in select European countries. The iPhone 3G sold one million in the first weekend, but it was also launched in 70 countries across the globe so you can't really compare the numbers directly.

I was very happy with the HTC Touch Diamond during the first few weeks of my trials and then the device started acting up with the primary issue being that it would shut down for no apparent reason and then require me to remove the battery to restart it. HTC recently released a ROM update for the device and lots of people were reporting that the device was almost like a new device, in terms of performance and functionality. I performed the ROM update and then loaded up my 25+ apps and was seeing the same loss of signal/shutdown behavior so I put the device aside.

I then decided to perform a hard reset and just install a minimal number of apps that I find essential. I reset it and then loaded up eReader, PocketBible, Evernote, Windows Live Search, Ilium Screen Capture, Resco Explorer, Spb Backup 2.0, Ringo (under review), and some Astraware games (Casino, Board Games, and Solitaire). After a few days I am very happy to report the device has been performing like a champ with push email turned on and I couldn't be happier. My problems definitely seem to be tied to some 3rd party application and my plan is to now add 1 or 2 applications at a time to see who the culprit is. I now cannot wait until a US 3G model is released, especially the Touch Diamond Pro, and the rumors show this may be quite soon.

The latest rumor regarding the HTC Touch Diamond and HTC Diamond Pro show that these two devices may be coming to Sprint and Verizon in the next couple of months. The rumors discuss all sorts of configuration differences, but I don't see HTC performing that much customization for a single U.S. carrier and would take some of these rumored specs with a grain of salt. I haven't seen much in way of a US 3G GSM version, but all that requires in comparison to the current GSM versions is a change out of one radio so I am sure we will see one that works with AT&T. It will be interesting to see if one with support for T-Mobile's odd 1700 MHz frequency will launch, but I am not holding out much hope for that.

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