The Windows Mobile enthusiast site named WMPoweruser has learned that HTC Obsession, which we reported about earlier is set to launch later this year on AT&T and T-Mobile US as HTC Diamond3. Their report confirms that the smartphone is scheduled to ship sometime in June this year, however this date is likely to slip to Q3/Q4 launch in 2010.

HTC Diamond3The image shown above is not the actual image of HTC Obsession/Diamond3

Their findings have also been confirmed that Diamond3 will ship with Windows Mobile 7 as the pre-installed OS. Just for the reminder, the specs of the said handset are as follows.

CPU: Qualcomm QSD8250; 1GHz
Network: GSM HSDPA
Device Size: 112 x 56 x 11.7 mm
Memory: (RAM/ROM): 512MB/512MB
Internal Storage: 4GB
External Storage: MicroSD (up to 32GB)
Screen Size/Type: 3.7-inch capacitive AMOLED “Multitouch Supported”
Camera: 5.0 Megapixel AF with flash; HD 720p video@ 25fps
Video Support: Windows Media Video (WMV), MPEG-4 (MP4/M4V) H.264, DVR-MS4
Audio Support: Windows Media Audio (WMA), Advanced Audio Coding (AAC-LC), FairPlay DRM, MP3 (.mp3)
Battery:  Removable 1230 mAh
Talk Time: Up to 10 hours
Standby Time: 240 hours
Internet Use: 6 hours (3G), 7.5 hours (WiFi)
Video Playback: 7 hours
Audio Playback: 24 hours

Unlike the Touch Diamond and Diamond2, the third iteration in HTC’s Diamond series wont be coming in CDMA flavor due to lackluster response of users with the previous-gen Diamond models. The site also notes that “in some ways the branding will be reassuring to HTC HD2 owners, who would prefer not to see their investment superseded so quickly with an HD3”. [via WMPoweruser]

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