I was one of the lucky bloggers who was invited by The Right Spin to attend the launch event of HTC Touch Diamond. I love the tag they did for me. We bloggers are the media, new media to be exact.
The event was held at Shangri-La hotel, in a very posh ballroom. The event was hosted by Claire Jedrek. Didn’t get a chance to talk to her after the event. Sigh.
After the official launch, we went for a live Demo of the HTC Touch Diamond. The live demo was conducted in a small room in a up close and personal manner. Chief Marketing Officer of HTC, Mr John Wang, did a good job introducing the device.
The HTC Touch Diamond comes with impressive specs and features. Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro, 4GB storage, 2.8inch screen with VGA resolution, HSDPA for up to 7.2 Mbps download, GPS with google maps, Bluetooth 2.0, WIFI, 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus, and a whole list of applications. WOW… Did I miss out anything? I’m sure I did. There are just too many features on this phone! And it’s only 110g.
The screen resolution is fantastic. You got to see it yourself. Even the photos doesn’t do justice to the great screen resolution. Most of you should know that I’m not a fan of Window Mobile, but HTC customised it so well that I don’t have the “I’m-a-loyal-PalmOS-user-and-I-hate-your-Window-Mobile” feeling. So much so that I think the HTC Touch Diamond is going to be the only Window Mobile device that you will ever see me using. (OK, sorry, i digress)
This small phone really packs lots of features. So much that even the launch and live demo is not enough to cover ever feature. The bloggers managed to get hold of 2 HTC staff after the live demo to do a event more personal demo. We just didn’t get enough of this great device. We found out that the HTC Touch Diamond is quite durable and able to take a couple of knocks. (Although not recommended) You can take a photo of a namecard and it will recongnise the text and store it in your contact list. The web browser is also great. When you zoom in to a text, the browser actually wrap the text to fit into the screen so that you don’t need to scroll left and right. A very thoughtful feature!
The HTC Touch Diamond is a great device. Small, light weight but feature packed. Comes with a SGD$1098 price tag.
Thanks to Gina and Eugene from The Right Spin for inviting me to the launch event. Also thanks to Melvin and Jessica from HTC who gave the bloggers a personal demo on the capabilities of this wonderful device.
PS: I love the media kit that HTC gave me. It comes in a thumbdrive that is shaped like a credit card. It has become a growing trend for companies to give out thumb drive as press release. I got quite a few lying around.