HTC teamed up with network operator Taiwan Mobile to launch the Touch HD next month, and the retail price suggested by HTC is NT$25,900 (US$776, or approx Rs. 38,500). HTC representatives at the launch also could not give a time frame on when the Touch HD will launch in other parts of the world. Reports say the U.K. and Singapore will see the handset shortly.
The Touch HD was quicker and more responsive than the Touch Diamond, and more closely matched the touchscreen on HTC's latest development, the T-Mobile G1 (also known as the Google phone).
The Touch HD also sports a better onboard digital camera, with 5-megapixel resolution, than the Diamond.
The HD has on board GPS (global positioning system) and works with Google Maps. The 3G handset allows users to video chat, download information over mobile networks or via Wi-Fi 802.11b/g. The smartphone works on WCDMA 900/2100MHz signals and supports quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE.