It seems a daily occurrence, somebody somewhere is cooking up an iPhone killer. And everytime they turn it loose it fails miserably. The iPhone broke new ground with it’s touch screen and display interface. Integrating the Apple software it’s a device like no other. Phone manufacturers should stop trying to make an iPhone clone and focus on building a solid touch screen phone to compete with the iPhone. Calling it an “iPhone killer” is simply counter productive.
Taiwan’s High Tech Computer Corp. unveiled Tuesday a mobile phone it said was designed make web-browsing as easy as making phone calls, with the device seen as a rival to Apple’s upcoming iPhone2.
On a 2.8-inch display, users of the Touch Diamond receive animated access to text messaging, email, photos, music, weather and more, the company said.
They can also zoom-in and pan websites with one hand and automatically view optimised content specially created to fit the display. Touch Diamond also includes a YouTube application and Google Maps.
“Thanks to our software team, the Touch Diamond will make browsing the web and using web-enabled applications just as practical and easy to use as making phone calls,” the firm’s chief executive officer, Peter Chou, told reporters. (link)