HTC Touch Diamond vs. Samsung Instinct vs. Apple iPhone

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Since the photo above (click for larger view) was not done to scale, here’s a quick comparison chart containing the main specs of the newly unveiled HTC Touch Diamond (videos), CTIA-announced Samsung Instinct, and some obscure nearly year-old touchscreen phone they’re most often compared to.

HTC
Touch Diamond
Samsung
Instinct
Apple
iPhone
CPU
528MHz Qualcomm
MSM7201A
Unknown
   
667MHz Samsung
ARM1176JZF
OS
Windows Mobile
6.1 Professional
Unnamed touch
interface
OS X
   
Memory
Flash: 4GB
ROM: 256MB
RAM: 192MB
microSD card slot
(up to 8GB)
   
Flash: 8GB, 16GB
 
   
Size
4.0" x 2.0" x 0.45" 4.6" x 2.2" x 0.49" 4.5" x 2.4" x 0.46"
Weight
3.9 ounces 4.4 ounces 4.8 ounces
Display
2.8" (640 x 480) 3.1" (240 x 432)3.5" (480 x 320)
Network Tri-band GSM
HSDPA/WCDMA
Dual-band CDMA
EV-DO Rev A
Quad-band GSM
EDGE
  WirelessBluetooth 2.0+EDR
GPS/A-GPS ready
802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.0
GPS
   
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
802.11b/g
   
Camera 3.2 megapixels
VGA CMOS
(stills and video)
2 megapixels
(stills and video)
   
2 megapixels
(stills only)

Audio
Jack
HTC ExtUSB
(mini-USB + audio)
3.5mm
(standard)
3.5mm
(recessed)
Battery
Talk time:
  Up to 5.5 hours
Standby:
  Up to 12 days
Talk time:
  Up to 5.75 hours
   
   
Talk time:
  Up to 8 hours
Standby:
  Up to 10.5 days
Photos Gallery (HTC) Gallery (CNET)Gallery (Apple)

Which one would you choose?

Personally, I’m still waiting for the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1‘s possible mid-September release before retiring my AT&T Tilt.

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Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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