HTC Touch Diamond available August 14th from Telus

Kate O'Brien

August 6, 2008 10:02am

Telus gave us the official word on the HTC Touch Diamond that it will be available August 14th (available for the first time in North America) – and they have a firm belief that all Canadian should have a smartphone by stating “We believe in smartphones for all”. (They have announced new rate plans also)

The device has plans that start at $149.99 with a three-year contract, $349.99 for a 2-year contract, $399.99 for a 1-year contract. If you feel like splurging you can score this gem for $449.99 with no contract. Rate plans vary at $15 for unlimited email and IM or $30 for unlimited email, web browsing and IM).

This is what Telus hopes to be the iPhone “killer” for them. It comes loaded with the TouchFLO 3D interface, Windows Media Player and 4 GB internal memory, 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus, Built-in GPS. The size is 102 x 51 x 11.5mm and weighs 110 grams with a display of 480 x 640 pixels (2.8 inches) and has Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. Battery life has a talk time of up to 4 hours and standby time of up to 300 hours/100 hours with push email.

More info at the Telus website

“Each TELUS client has specific communications needs and by offering a comprehensive selection of smartphones, we believe that they will find the communication tool that best suits their individual lifestyle,” said Tammy Scott, vice-president, Marketing Communications at TELUS. “What better way to
demonstrate our commitment to our TELUS clients than starting our new campaign by introducing the new attractive, fun and affordable HTC Touch Diamond.”

Jason Mackenzie, vice president of HTC America”HTC is thrilled to debut the HTC Touch Diamond for the first time in North America with TELUS. This brings a new dimension to touchscreen smartphones where style and innovation are front and center and customers can easily stay connected to what matters most. Combined with TELUS’ high-speed EVDO Rev A network, customers will enjoy one-touch access to the Internet unlike anything available on the market today.”