New improved Comm Manager for Diamond:
I had the diamond for 5 days and I find it to be a very decent phone. There are a whole bunch of customizations you can do to it to improve the performance such as updating the rom and tweaking some areas. Also the battery is really not all that bad, mine holds the charge for a full day with medium usage with wi-fi off of course. Also you guys should turn off the beam to your phones to always being on to being off. The only down side to this phone is the screen going black during a phone call but I'm sure future rom updates will address the issue.
ram c, are you sure it's not a network thing?
So far I have had none of the problems you have mentioned. Youtube plays fine with no glitches.
Do you keep WiFi and bluetooth always on? It might have something to do with your poor battery performance.
Do you guys know if the North American version of the phone ( 850 / 1800 / 1900 ) is out and available in the market?
I brought this TouchDiamond just three days back and had enough of it. I had been using mobiles for last 9 years and this is my worst mobile ever. Even after overnight charging, the battery goes flat by noon. Youtube is simply useless as the phone gets hanged while streaming of videos. With Orange as service provider, this phone is a nightmare. Had enough, I request GSMARENA to please give ratings after hands on testing.
Just a hint for all Diamond users:
SKKV Software has released a software called GSEN which allows a wider use of the accelerometer (auto-rotation in more apps, widescreen keyboard for mails,...)
Philippos, 14 Jul 2008I have this phone for a week (six days actually) and I can say it's so much better than any ot... morein reply to Philippos i agree about the modem trouble.. try to disconnect at intervals to aviod it heting up... and dont carry on using it if the battery is on low as it wil crash!
I have this phone for a week (six days actually) and I can say it's so much better than any other Windows Phone I have ever used (and I have used quite a few). The battery is not as dreadfull as people say, the screen is bright and very responsive. The HSDPA speed is OK too.
The only worry I have is that everytime I use this phone as a modem for my laptop, it heats up quite more than I expect it too.
Otherwise it's probably the best windows phone in the market today.
Great design & nice sleek phone. But very poor battery life & the Touch screen is sluggish. The software/user interface needs huge improvement.
But I believe this will be a winner & star for HTC.
Alkali, 11 Jul 2008Go to settings > Home> and select Touch Flo it will remove the Home screen you have.thanks alkali.the issue is solved now after i was advised to do a soft reset by the Htc team. There is still no touch flo icon in the settings menu.
Pj, 12 Jul 2008I just got the HTC Diamond today via UK carrier Orange and I must say it is'nt a very good pho... morein reply to pj... sounds like you need to update the rom m8 and as far as the headset thing yes thats true but well how many of us talk on a handfree will charging a fone lol...
lol.. i luv the way every1 jus likes to have a gud old cussing match.. "this fone is crap or my fone is better then this." lol u knw wat no gives a .... we want to knw how the fones are adv n dis adv... or news n gossip about it... as for the rest of you if u have none of this create your own blog or sumfin cuas ur highly annoying and no1 cares about ur opinion... lmao
I love the look of this phone and really fancy getting one. I almost purchased it today but when I mentioned I was going to put a 3 UK network sim in I was told it wouldn't be compatble? Can anyone confirm or deny this? 3 cannot confirm if it will be compatible with all their services or not as they haven't checked the spec/tested it yet.
loki, 11 Jul 2008I also wanted to know if you could use it as a modem for your laptop. anybody have any feedbackyes you can its have intrnet sharing
How to disassemble the Diamond video:
I just got the HTC Diamond today via UK carrier Orange and I must say it is'nt a very good phone, the loud speaker is'nt so loud, the ringer is'nt loud, and also when you make a call for example to your voicemail you need to listen to the automated message first then press 1 etc etc well after a few seconds the screen goes black and to resolve this to press for the keyboard you have press the power button so that is a pain, texting on the on screen is easy and quick and no problems their another thing is you cannot charge your phone and use the supplied headset at the same time as there is only one port and both charger and headset need to use to this, so a way around it get a bluetooth headset, I would actually send the phone back to Orange as you have 14 days to change your mind but there really is'nt another phone I really like, am using a nokia E90 which apart from the weight is brillant