Alternate back for the Touch Diamond 2

We love our shiny phones. But, oh, do we hate the fingerprints that come with a glossy finish.

But apparently there's a matte back available for the Touch Diamond 2 that should eliminate the telltales signs that you've had your grubby mitts on the phone.

Above is the new back cover, which appeared in a Taiwanese forum. Slashgear says it can be had for about $35 US and would be sold as an accessory. At right is the original glossy back as seen by Dieter at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

And, no, we still don't have any release dates for the Touch Diamond 2 in the United States, so we'll all just have to keep thinking good thoughts.

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  • HTC is really starting to take the mick, $35 for a piece of plastic? They continually make their devices very poor value for money and thats not going to attract consumers to their phones.
  • Send me over your existing back. For only $30, I'll sand it down and send it back to you...
  • $35 for something that should be standard is a bit rich. i've personally avoided buying phones if they have glossy surfaces. that tends to knock-out a lot of devices. i wish samsung, moto or htc took a look at how smart the blackberry bold looks. that leather-like back is smart and ergonomic.. i'd pay for that.
  • does any1 of you know where to get this D2 backplate?