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GSM Touch Diamond and its hefty CDMA cousin

For your consideration: Above, we have the HTC Touch Diamond and the, well, HTC Touch Diamond.

Static over at HowardForums has posted a series of photos (opens in new tab) showing the GSM version of the Touch Diamond atop its CDMA cousin, currently offered by Canadian carrier Telus.

While the Telus version is obviously thicker, Static notes that with the flat back it's more comfortable to hold, and it's not nearly the fingerprint magnet that Dieter showed us in his hands-on video.

This should give folks here in the U.S. a pretty good look at what's in store in a few weeks, when the "Victorized" (opens in new tab) CDMA version of the Diamond is expected to drop on Sprint.

Check out the rest of the comparison photos (opens in new tab) at HowardForums.

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10 Comments
  • There are some other differences... A slower processor and a microSD card slot. Kind of old news -- it's been circulating for a couple weeks now... Thanks though ;)
  • Nope your are mistaken. It is the same cpu as the GSM and the same integrated 4gig no sd slot. The biggest difference is that is has a 1350mAh battery. You can watch a video review here: http://thetouchblog.com/
  • Sorry I screwd up the link above. It is http://thetouchblog.com/
  • There are some other differences... A slower processor and a microSD card slot. Kind of old news -- it's been circulating for a couple weeks now... Thanks though ;)
    I think you're confusing this with the rumored specs of the Verizon version of the Touch Diamond. By the way, those lower specs have never actually been confirmed. The source document was produced by Sprint as a competitive comparison (to show Sprint's version in a better light compared to Verizon). How would Sprint have knowledge of Verizon's plans for the phone? So I would take it with a grain of salt.
    According to that same spec sheet, the Sprint version's specs are the same as the GSM version (with a larger battery and minus the front-facing camera, since US carriers/operators don't support video calling).
    Obviously there is still a lot of misinformation floating around, and that's why it's all rumor until the device is released.
  • I don't understand why you talk about rumor. The Telus version has already been released. So unless Sprint is getting a whole other device the specs of the Telus are already well known.
  • I would like to post the same thing I did on boy genius about the phones so people are clear on what they are and the differences.
    I took those photos the same evening I brought home my Telus Diamond. It is not the Raphael (pro)
    The battery is indeed 1340mah and does not last any longer then its gsm counter part at 900mah because ev-do rev a sucks that extra juice out pretty quickly. (I can only compare against the gsm edge as 3G north american bands were not available on my Asian Diamond so I would assume had hsdpa been used the gsm Diamond would die faster)
    The CDMA Diamond is 2mm thicker and trully does feel better in hand. The GSM version feels like it is built with a heavier material for the outside metal bevel (where HTC Innovation is etched) but the extra size of the CDMA version makes up the weight in its larger size. Pretty close overall. (in actual weight)
  • [quote=Magnus_Z;1485168]I don't understand why you talk about rumor. The Telus version has already been released. So unless Sprint is getting a whole other device the specs of the Telus are already well known.
    Until a particular carrier/operator releases a phone, comparing the specs of another carrier's version of the phone is a guess at best. I was speaking of the Verizon and Sprint versions of the phone, which purportedly had different specs from one another. Since Sprint and Verizon can (and do) customize the versions of the phone that they put out, it's almost a guarantee that there will be differences from the Telus version. So going by the specs of the Telus version is a gamble and can only give you a general idea of what to expect.
    Thus, any speculation on the specs for the Sprint or Verizon (or any unreleased) version of the phone should be treated as rumor. I think that's common sense.
  • Please let me know if I have this strait.
    The touch diamond is GSM and no keyboard and will come out on AT&T in the near future.
    The Touch pro has a keyboard and is CDMA and will also come out in the near future.
    So for me at AT&T I will not be offered a device with a keyboard in the near future unless I go for the treo pro. Is that correct? My job just switched me to AT&T and I dont even have a phone yet except for a simple cheap non-pda phone. I dont want the old treo 750 or the semi-old Tilt or the old, old treo 680. Thanks for someones help. Sorry to ask newbie questions. I haven't been reading the site much lately.
  • Please let me know if I have this strait.
    The touch diamond is GSM and no keyboard and will come out on AT&T in the near future.
    The Touch pro has a keyboard and is CDMA and will also come out in the near future.
    So for me at AT&T I will not be offered a device with a keyboard in the near future unless I go for the treo pro. Is that correct? My job just switched me to AT&T and I dont even have a phone yet except for a simple cheap non-pda phone. I dont want the old treo 750 or the semi-old Tilt or the old, old treo 680. Thanks for someones help. Sorry to ask newbie questions. I haven't been reading the site much lately.
    The AT&T Fuze is the HTC Touch Pro (with a keyboard) in its GSM version, coming very soon.
    Surur
  • The AT&T Fuze is the HTC Touch Pro (with a keyboard) in its GSM version, coming very soon.
    Surur
    Ow thank goodness,,,,, The new treo didn't seem like much of an upgrade compared to the touchflo 3D.....
    Till then i'm stuck with my