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HTC Touch Diamond2: TouchFlo and touchscreen

HTC has premiered the Touch Diamond2, complete with improved TouchFlo 3D controls and a bigger, better touchscreen. Coo!

Over in Barcephona, as it's been rechristened for the duration of the phonefest that is Mobile World Congress, HTC has unveiled the Touch Diamond2, sequel to the Touch Diamond.

The new Diamond gets a larger 81mm (3.2-inch) high-resolution widescreen VGA display, which includes a new touch-sensitive zoom bar for swooshing in and out of Web pages, emails, text messages, photos or documents. The body is a scant 13.7mm thick.

The Diamond2 makes use of HTC's latest TouchFLO 3D interface, which has been hammered into a customised version of Windows Mobile 6.1. The idea is that people, messaging, email, photos, music and weather are easier to access, with enlarged touching areas on the screen for the sausage-fingered and ham-fisted.

Also included is a 5-megapixel main camera with autofocus, and a second VGA camera for video calling. Extra memory is available via microSD cards. The HTC Touch Diamond2 will be available in the second quarter of 2009, with prices to be confirmed.