O2 have finally settled on a name for their own HTC Touch Diamond – say hello to the O2 XDA Ignito. Having in mind the warm relations between HTC and O2, it's no wonder that one of the hottest names on the market arrived in the carrier’s portfolio.
In terms of functionality the O2 XDA Ignito will be identical to the HTC Touch Diamond. The HTC Diamond 100 platform has been used for the XDA Ignito instead of HTC Victor (used for T-Mobile MDA Compact IV). This means the Ignito will get the full 192 MB of RAM. On the other hand it also suggests that the XDA Ignito will also feature the design-over-practicality diamond-styled back of the original Touch Diamond.
The O2’s touch to the device is most obvious in the TouchFLO 3D UI which is now colored in the company’s traditional blue and white colors. The O2 XDA Ignito is expected to start retailing as soon as August 12th, which is less than a week away. As of now however there is no word on its pricing.
You can check out our HTC Touch Diamond review, which should give you an idea of the Ignito performance. A head-to-head comparison between the Diamond and its bitterest rival - the Samsung i900 Omnia can be found here.