Rogers Wireless and HTC deliver 3D style and substance with new HTC Touch Diamond
Dec 3, 2008
TORONTO and BELLEVUE, WA, Dec. 3 /CNW/ - Rogers Wireless, Canada's largest wireless provider, and HTC, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today announce the availability of the HTC Touch Diamond, an elegant smartphone that is as powerful as it is beautiful. Engineered to deliver outstanding performance on Rogers Wireless' 3G high-speed network, the HTC Touch Diamond features a one-hand touch-sensitive control experience and a stunning gloss black finish and faceted back for maximum style. Featuring HTC's hallmark TouchFLO 3D interface, the HTC Touch Diamond allows Rogers customers to easily personalize and arrange their favorite contacts, photos, weather, and music in a graphical, intuitive way. The device features include support for personal and work e-mail, an advanced Opera Internet browser for a desktop-like browsing experience and innovative multimedia features such as Mobile TV, wireless video calling for connecting face-to-face with friends and family, access to Rogers MusicStore, and more. "Rogers is thrilled to offer the stylish HTC Touch Diamond smartphone to our customers on our 3G high-speed network," said John Boynton, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Wireless. "Customers are increasingly looking for a smartphone that can offer them not just mobile email and phone features, but personalization components such as music, media and video. The HTC Touch Diamond is a substance-rich device which is sure to appeal to the tech-savvy social communicator." Created to allow people to take advantage of the latest mobile services to stay in touch with the people and information that are most important to them, the HTC Touch Diamond boasts an extensive slate of features including:- Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) enabled - 2.8 inch VGA touch screen - 3.2 megapixel camera with auto-focus - Integrated YouTube application - Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system - GPS enabled"The HTC Touch Diamond combines sleek, cutting-edge design and broadband performance with a simple, yet powerful user experience, resulting in a sophisticated handset that is as capable as it is beautiful," said Francois Gravel, managing director of HTC Canada. "We are pleased to be working with Rogers Wireless to deliver the HTC Touch Diamond to customers in Canada." In addition to game-changing Web browsing, the HTC Touch Diamond includes a customized YouTube application for easy access to user-generated video content and automatic screen orientation that changes the display from portrait to landscape view just by turning the HTC Touch Diamond sideways. For easily accessing a variety of digital content, the TouchFLO 3D interface offers graphical, animated interaction with up to 4GB worth of images, videos and music. The HTC Touch Diamond is now available from $199.99 with activation on any combination of three-year voice and data plan with minimum combined monthly service fee of $45 per month from Rogers. Some conditions apply. The HTC Touch Diamond joins the HTC Touch, HTC TyTN and HTC S621 smartphones in the Rogers Wireless lineup. About Rogers Wireless Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services across Canada to more than 7.7 million customers under both the Rogers Wireless and Fido brands. Proven to operate Canada's most reliable wireless voice and data communications network, Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest wireless provider and the only carrier operating on the global standard GSM and highly advanced HSPA technology platforms. In addition to providing seamless roaming in more than 200 countries/areas with its GSM based services, Rogers Wireless also provides wireless broadband services across Canada utilizing its 2.5GHz fixed wireless spectrum. Rogers Wireless is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For further information, please visit www.rogers.com. About HTC Corporation Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design. Since its establishment, HTC has developed strong R&D capabilities, pioneered many new designs and product innovations and launched state-of-the-art smartphones with mobile operators and distributors around the world. These devices are available as HTC devices and as products customized for operator and device partners. HTC is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile device market. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.
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For further information: Odette Coleman, Rogers Wireless, (416) 935-6441, firstname.lastname@example.org; Ashley Johnson, HTC, email@example.com