Touch Diamond 2 & Touch Pro 2 vs. Touch HD

We've never been too shy about expressing our unabashed rage disappointment that the HTC Touch HD never made its way to the United States, at least officially and with U.S. 3G bands on board. So one of the more exciting hardware announcements at Mobile World Congress was HTC and the Touch Diamond 2 and Touch Pro 2, which have the sex appeal of the Touch HD.

Join us inside as we take a side-by-side look at what's under the hood.

Here's the tale of the tape:

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 Touch HDDiamond 2Touch Pro 2
ProcessorQualcomm MSM7201A @ 528 MHzQualcomm MSM7200A @ 528 MHzQualcomm MSM7200A @ 528 MHz
Operating systemWindows Mobile 6.1Windows Mobile 6.1Windows Mobile 6.1
Upgradable to 6.5?Officially? UnknownYesYes
Memory512 ROM/
288 RAM
512 ROM/
288 RAM
512 ROM/
288 RAM
Dimensions115 x 62.8 x
12 mm
107.85 x 53.1 x 13.7 mm116 x 59.2 x 17.25 mm
Weight (with battery)147 grams117.5 grams175 grams
3.6-inch 480x800 w/tilt
3.2MP w/autofocus
Battery1350 mAh1100mAh1500 mAh
Expansion slotMicroSD (2.0 compatible)MicroSD (2.0 compatible)MicroSD (2.0 compatible)
WiFi802.11 b/g802.11 b/g802.11 b/g
Bluetooth2.0 + EDR & A2DP2.0 + EDR & A2DP2.0 + EDR & A2DP
Headphone jackYesUses HTC ExtUSBUses HTC ExtUSB

All in all, nothing too surprising. Spec-wise, everything's pretty much the same. Same processors (Malatesta notes that the slight difference in model numbers is due to the Qualcomm-Broadcom lawsuit and isn't a performance matter). Same memory — though the Touch Diamond 2 now has room for a MicroSD card. Hooray!

The Touch HD wins on screen size, though just barely. The Touch Pro 2 is tops in battery size. And so on and so forth.

Nothing really unexpected. But it's nice to see HTC release hardware revisions that should bring phones with the big-four American carriers in line with the best HTC has offered elsewhere.

So, who's going to upgrade?

Phil Nickinson

Phil is the father of two beautiful girls and is the Dad behind Modern Dad. Before that he spent seven years at the helm of Android Central. Before that he spent a decade in a newsroom of a two-time Pulitzer Prize-finalist newspaper. Before that — well, we don't talk much about those days. Subscribe to the Modern Dad newsletter!