HTC Corporation, a global designer of mobile phones, announced the launch of the HTC Touch Diamond2 which is the next step in the evolution of the highly successful Touch Diamond. Integrating innovative simplicity with style and an intuitive interface, the device balances function, form and cutting-edge technology to personalise the communication and mobile Internet experience.
Crafted to fit perfectly into the hand, it incorporates a larger 3.2-inch high-resolution wide-screen VGA display for a greater viewing area in a design just 13.7mm thick. The phone also includes a new touch sensitive zoom bar for even faster zooming of web pages, emails, text messages, photos or documents.
The HTC Touch Diamond2 utilises HTC’s latest TouchFLO 3D interface. TouchFLO 3D has been more deeply integrated into a customised version of Windows Mobile 6.1 to deliver more consistency throughout Windows Mobile applications and menus. Focused on making navigation easier and more intuitive, TouchFLO 3D brings important information to the top-level user interface, including quick access to people, messaging, email, photos, music and weather. As part of this improved Windows Mobile integration the touch focus areas have been enlarged to be more finger-touch friendly.
With the HTC Touch Diamond2, HTC is introducing a new people-centric communication approach, providing a single contact view that displays the individual conversation history of contacts regardless of whether voice, text or email were used. This can be viewed from the contact card or the in-call screen during a phone conversation, ensuring the latest communication contact-by-contact is always at hand.
The HTC Touch Diamond2 introduces HTC’s Push Internet technology, which alleviates slow downloading and rendering of Web pages on a mobile phone. Users can preselect their favorite Websites to get immediate access to them when needed.
Kevin Chen, General Manager, HTC Middle East and Africa and CIS, said, “The HTC Touch Diamond2 like its predecessor the acclaimed Touch Diamond, offers a range of features to enhance the overall user experience, particularly the incorporation of the people-centric communication. HTC is delivering the latest, cutting-edge sophistication in a broad portfolio of mobile phones that improve how people live, work and communicate. The new Touch Diamond 2 clearly defines the future of mobility which is information at the tip of your fingers.”
In addition, the Touch Diamond2 is the first HTC device which can be easily upgraded to Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional. With fifty-percent better battery life, faster processor, a five mega-pixel auto focus camera , expandable memory, gravity sensor and an ambient light sensor, the Touch Diamond2 brings the most sophisticated capabilities to a broad consumer audience looking for the benefits of a smartphone  without sacrificing size, looks or functionality. The device also includes FM Radio and G-sensor.  
The new Touch Diamond2 is distributed in the UAE by SIT Distribution, and is available through all the major retail outlets at a retail price of US$708 (AED 2599).
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Operating System: Windows Mobile'

Ketaki Banga

Ten years of content creation, strategising and managing the big picture. I write across various subjects and media including print, online, documentaries, television, advertising and marketing-communication. Currently, as the editor of SME Advisor Middle East – a magazine for small and medium enterprises – I handle print, online initiatives, magazine events and business development. Prior to this, I worked with ZK McCann Tanzania, handling brand strategy and campaigns in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Malawi for clients such as Celtel (telecom), CRDB (bank), TANESCO (electricity), TTCL (telecom), PSI (Population Services International—an NGO), TCC (Tanzania Cigarette Company), TBL (Tanzania Breweries Limited), Mwananchi and The Citizen newspapers, Coke, Gapco (petrol), Hitachi, and more. In India, besides working with various publications, I was also a lead content developer with Tata Interactive Systems, an e-learning company that caters to top international clients. My job involved understanding instructional design fundamentals to design and develop educational and training content ranging across K-12, university, corporate and government lines of businesses.