HTC readying two new CDMA, 3G, slick-looking handsets

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Though we can’t say we’re friends with the interface (we’re looking at you, Windows Mobile), we love what HTC does. They make high-end, usually OEM smartphones for the business crowd, and lately they’ve been paying a lot more attention to design, something it’s never been known for before.

HTC has a pair of new phones coming to replace the Mogul and TyTN series as well as the popular Touch. So far they’re called the Diamond and the Raphael, and they’re expected to hit the CDMA vendors this holiday season, likely with Sprint being first.

Both devices offer slide-out QWERTY keyboards, 3G, GPS, and the Raphael rocks the WiFi. What’s really notable is they both also feature full VGA resolution screens, something that could maybe — maybe — make WinMo usable.