Aside from the grey market, the only way that Canadians can get their hands on an HTC Touch Diamond is through Telus Mobility. That’s set to change next month when fellow CDMA provider Bell Mobility jumps in on the Diamond touchscreen action.
Just as you have the option of buying the Samsung Instinct from either Telus or Bell, the same option will soon present itself with the similarly touchscreen-equipped HTC Touch Diamond. MobileSyrup is reporting that Diamond will launch with Bell around the middle of next month and you’ll be able to get one for $149.95 with a qualifying three-year contract.
The qualifying contract part of the equation factors in as a minimum $45/month voice and data plan. That places the Diamond at $50 less than the iPhone and $20 more than the Instinct. If you don’t like contracts, the Diamond can also be had for $449.95 sans agreement.