text by Josh Rubin for coolhunting
Mobile phone manufacturer HTC unveiled the Touch Diamond, a new Windows Mobile Device that looks great! Yes, I did just say "Windows Mobile" and "great" in the same sentence. Focusing on delivering a killer experience, the device features a highly customized version of Windows Mobile called TouchFLO 3D. All the most important functions are accessible from the home screen using a simple gesture based touch interface; the graphics and animation are gorgeous. While the faceted physical design is innovative, its little nuances, like turning the phone over to silence an incoming call, that make this a device worth noting. As Horace Luke, Chief Innovation Officer, noted, "We think about touch including the full movement of the device, not just a tap on the screen."
The sexy and full-featured device will be available in Europe and Asia this June and the rest of the world later in the year.