Taiwanese handset manufacturer HTC has been customising Microsoft’s Windows Mobile platform again, unveiling two new flagship devices sporting the operating system.

The Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 use the latest implementation of HTC’s TouchFLO 3D interface, which has been more deeply integrated into a customised version of Windows Mobile 6.1, delivering more consistency throughout the platform’s applications and menus.

HTC said the focus has been on making navigation easier and more intuitive through quick access to people, messaging, email, photos, music and weather, with enlarged touch focus areas to be more finger-touch friendly.

Both devices feature a people-centric communication approach, providing a single contact view that displays the individual conversation history of contacts regardless of whether voice, text or email were used.

The Touch Diamond2 continues the style of the original Touch Diamond, but incorporates a larger 3.2-inch high-resolution wide-screen VGA display for a greater viewing area, a 50 per cent better battery life, a 5 mega-pixel auto focus camera, expandable memory, gravity sensor and an ambient light sensor.

The Touch Pro2 features a high-resolution 3.6-inch widescreen VGA display for an expanded viewing area and large QWERTY keyboard, expandable memory, a touch-sensitive zoom bar as well as gravity, proximity and ambient light sensors.

The Touch Diamond2 will be available to customers across major European and Asian markets in the second quarter. The Touch Pro2 will be available across major global markets beginning in early summer.