Here I was thinking that the HTC Touch Diamond would be the successor to the original HTC Touch. It turns out that HTC has a truer follow-up to that first TouchFLO phone and it’s going by the name of the HTC Opal. Here is a leaked image of the new smartphone and, as you can tell, the form factor and overall appearance are much closer to the original HTC Touch.
I find it a bit odd to see HTC going back to this design route, seeing how they have largely adhered to the prism-inspired design of the HTC Touch Diamond and the HTC Touch Pro. I guess not everyone likes the rigid edges and sharp corners. Some people prefer smooth, flowing lines.
Keeping with the same budget-minded approach as the original HTC Touch, the HTC Opal doesn’t exactly have stellar features. You get a 200MHz processor, WiFi, microSD, Bluetooth 2.0, and a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen. The main upgrade over the HTC Touch is that the HTC Opal will have the new TouchFLO 3D user interface.