HTC Touch Diamond phone now at Telstra stores

The network is fast, but data access scarce

HTC's Touch Diamond smartphone is now available for purchase through Telstra's T Life stores and Telstra shops and dealers for use with the high-speed Next G mobile network.

The Touch Diamond delivers has Internet browsing and one-touch navigation through its new 3D touch user interface and is available on an Telstra $80 phone plan over 24 months.

Telstra's Next G mobile network provides the Touch Diamond with 7.2Mbps of HSPA wireless connectivity, but there is no word of the data allowance Telstra provides with the phone for "viewing of Web sites in the way they were designed".

Telstra's Mobile FOXTEL, BigPond TV and Yellow are available from the MyPlace menu via HTC's TouchFLO interface.

Accoridng to the HTC, TouchFLO allows for one-touch interaction with the Touch Diamond and provides "animated access" to people, messaging, e-mail, photos, music, weather and more.

The Touch Diamond has a 2.8-inch LCD touch screen with VGA resolution.

The Touch Diamond is the second HTC device to become available on Telstra's Next G network, following the launch of the Touch DualTM 850 earlier this year.

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