HTC Announces Touch Diamond2, Touch Pro2 and Android Based Magic Smartphones

Submitted by lalit on February 17, 2009 - 7:02pm.

At Mobile World Congress, HTC updated its Touch Diamond and Touch Pro handsets and introduced the second Android based smartphone called Magic. The Touch Diamond2 now features a bigger 3.2-inch touchscreen with touch sensitive zoom bar below the screen. HTC has also updated the TouchFLO 3D user interface designed to hide Windows Mobile OS’s shortcomings. The Diamond2 has fifty-percent better battery life, 5-megapixel autofocus camera, microSD card slot, gravity sensor and ambient light sensor.  The phone is 0.53-inch thick and will be available to customers across European and Asian markets in early Q2 2009 with broader global release later this year.
The second HTC handset Touch Pro2 features a high-resolution 3.6-inch widescreen VGA display, 3.2 megapixel camera and slide-out QWERTY keyboard like the one found on TyTN II. The features that it shares with Diamond2 include updated TouchFLO 3D interface, quad-band GSM, tri-band HSPA, improved battery life, microSD card slot, touch-sensitive zoom bar, gravity sensor and ambient light sensor. The Touch Pro2 will ship by summer of 2009.
The last phone that HTC showcased at Mobile World Congress is the Android based Magic. This is the second Android based device from the company after T-Mobile G1. The handset loses the slide-out QWERTY keyboard found on G1 and as a result is slightly slimmer than G1. The Magic features 3.2-inch touchscreen, 3.2-megapixel camera, quad-band GSM, dual-band HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth and microSD card slot. As you would have guessed by dual-band 3G the phone is aimed for European market and Vodafone will have exclusive rights to sell it in Germany, Spain and UK.  No word on when it will actually ship, but we believe it will be very soon.