We first spied the Diamond2 way back in February, but now T-Mobile has achieved quite the coup in snagging the handset exclusively in the UK...
One upping its predecessor in virtually every way, Compact V features an enlarged 3.2in resistive touchscreen display with stunning WVGA (480 x 800) native resolution, 7.2Mbit HSDPA, WiFi and aGPS. The camera doesn't let the side down either at five megapixels and equipped with autofocus while a microSD expansion slot makes the rather small 512MB of native memory irrelevant.
Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR and A2DP can be checked off too, while codec support includes WMV, MP4 and AVI for video and AAC, AAC+, WMA, MP3, M4A and WAV for audio. Battery life is decent as well quoted at up to 300 minutes talk time and 500 hours standby with a 3G signal. Naturally an accelerometer and FM tuner also find their way into the package.
All this goodness is crammed into a compact body which measures just 107.85 X 53.1 X 13.7mm and weighs only 117g. In fact, the only major omission is a 3.5mm headphone jack (why oh why?) and whether some will be able to live with the Windows Mobile 6.1 core hidden underneath HTC's TouchFLO 3D interface.
Pricing isn't cheap with the MDA Compact V only going free on price plans from £50pm and upwards, but that still puts in on par with high end BlackBerrys and a certain handset from Cupertino. Snag it from 21 May.