June 24, 2008

HTC Corp. today launched its new flagship phone, the HTC Touch Diamond, in Australia on Telstra’s Next G network – Australia’s largest and fastest 3G network.

Delivering unmistakable style and meticulous craftsmanship, the HTC Touch Diamond is defined by its compact size, superb internet browsing and its new captivating 3D touch interface called TouchFLO 3D. The result is a mobile phone that sets a new benchmark for sophistication and shapes consumer expectations for how a phone can be used.

“Telstra is the market leader in mobiles and we are committed to giving our customers the greatest choice of world leading devices on our flagship Next G network, including the new Touch Diamond from HTC,” said Ross Fielding, Executive Director, Telstra Product Management.

3D Touch

HTC has taken a great leap forward in touch screen innovation with the introduction of its new 3D touch interface called TouchFLO 3D. TouchFLO 3D provides animated access to people, messaging, email, photos, music, weather and more. In addition, HTC is introducing a new innovative touch-sensitive control for interacting with the Touch Diamond.

Easy and fun mobile internet

With the introduction of the Touch Diamond, HTC delivers an entirely new mobile internet experience that utilises broadband speeds with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA wireless connectivity. Committed to improving web browsing, HTC provides a new customised mobile web browser that enables easy viewing and effortless navigation of websites in the way they were designed. As part of this browsing experience users can zoom and pan websites with one hand and automatically view optimised content that has been especially created to fit the display. Turning the device sideways automatically rotates the web page view from a portrait to landscape view.

In addition to web browsing, the HTC Touch Diamond includes a customised new, HTC-developed, YouTube application for watching a variety of user generated video content.