Passerby, 26 Jun 2008Looking at the information posted on the web, it looks like as if the 1st few HTC Diamonds Tha... moreGreetings Passerby,
I agree with your opinion. Sadly, new products in almost all categories are being shipped out to the consumers, without being fully developed and tested,
partially due to pressures from competitors, and from supposed market indicators, cost and financial accounting practices, etc
products should be tested thoroughly by experts, rather than amateurs, who are beta testers, just for the sake of getting first access to new products,
HTC were already hurting from bad press due to graphics chip and video playback drivers in the recent past, this product will only add to that stigma.
the company should listen to comments and suggestions from experts / power users before releasing new products,
i also would like to point out that in the initial previews of an obviously under developed product, several websites have given GREAT comments and positive feedback to the diamond, i think that internet / magazine reviewers have a greater collective responsibility to gauge products objectively, rather to follow the middle of the road scenario, thereby ensuring a good continual rapport with equipment manufacturers,
Looking at the information posted on the web, it looks like as if the 1st few HTC Diamonds That Were Shipped, Sim-Free Were All The One That Suffered The Sluggish Interface But The Brand New One That Are Being Shipped Seemedf To Have All Those Problems Solved By A Change In The ROM Module And A Software Update, Why HTC Couldnt Do This At The Beginning So That Its Popularity Could Go Up I Do Not Know, Maybe They Were Asking A Couple Of Crack Addicts When They Did The Market Research I Dont Know But Certainly The Newer Versions Of The Phones Seem To Working Perfectly - Just How The Company Intended It To Work In The First Place But The Ones That Are Being Shipped To The Major Netwroks In The Uk .. Are They Going To Be The Older Versions Or The Newer Ones .. ? .. Because They Usually Make Them Like Months In Advance And They Dont Release Them Until Much Later On .. Can Anyone Answer This And Does ANyone Know Of A Release Date For The Uk .. ? ..
Ok people lets gets some facts... Box version of the phone is not good at all.. but it can be improvment by the ROM update... Is that so? what's got ROM to battery life.. it's still 900mAh xD Is there any official information about new ROM from HTC or similiar developers? Because HTC is hymmmm so quaiet about all the things what is going on with this diamond...
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2008Ok, I'm really getting frustrated and disappointed here. The disappointing part is that the t... moreyou can get hold of the ROM update form XDA developers ;) and it drastically improves both the smoothness of the UI and the battery life!!! its now a real iPhone challenger, because of its better size, animated UI, good looks, better specs and gr8 Opera browser.
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2008Very Impressive for an average phone
BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARDS HTC
iphone Rules!Greetings Anonymous,
Yes, as far as the GUI and overall user experience is concerned, the Iphone does rule, sadly, the Iphone is not a true business phone, so it can be lived with as a fashion statement (its really very good at that) , but not as a business phone , which is expected to double its chores as a full laptop replacement, almost at all junctures
Very Impressive for an average phone
BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARDS HTC
Ok, I'm really getting frustrated and disappointed here. The disappointing part is that the touch UI is indeed sluggish. The frustrating part is that there's word of a ROM upgrade but it is not legitimately available to those who bought this phone when it came out. And when you do your own research on upgrading from some developers, they use language that seems to be english, yet does not mean anything to me. I wish there's an easier and more accessible way of upgrading the ROM of early Diamond buyers.
i have installed opera 9.5 on my touch cruise from wwwh1800pocketpc.com and its really working fine about replying to emails in the writing box just hold the stylus for few seconds then you can write its working fine for me ,
why the hell do you lie man ?6 days ago you said you bought diamond and cruise is better and now you are saying you just bought diamond people maybe want to buy this mobiles dont bull**t any more enough please ,
Review *NEW* HTC Diamond ...
" I’m now using the latest shipping ROM on the HTC Touch Diamond and am happy to report that HTC has fixed a number of the issues I detailed in my earlier review... "
What is the difference between HTC Diamond's GPS and HTC Touch Cruise's GPS? Please explain
frank, 25 Jun 2008i just want to share my experience after few days using touch diamond: i am trying to get rid ... moreGood on ya Frank all true , just bought this phone and Im having the same problems and what is with the phone screen goin dark three seconds into your call and I have actually reset mine like 10 time now .... this phone isnt worth the 5oo pds ... I won,t recomend this phone , just wait for the iphone ... Cm n HTC !!
hmmm just cant belive that the producer release such of bugged phone... so many negatives... how this phone get pass the tests? The HTC will have a bad name because of that phone i think... or maybe it's just a case of subfeelings of owners... i was think i wanna this phone... but now i don't xD
i just want to share my experience after few days using touch diamond: i am trying to get rid of the phone because there are too many things not working!
-no sound alert when you receive an SMS with the device in sleeping mode: this means you always have to keep the device with screen on! Battery will last only few hours and whenever you touch the screen you will activate some functions so you cant carry it in your pocket for example!
-no alarm when the device is off
-already 1 unit replaced because there are not spare parts in the service center in singapore
-so many other functions are not working and too many bugs (i should write for hours...)
PLEASE AVOID TO BUY THIS MOBILE!
" Ditching Internet Explorer for the Opera Mobile browser the browsing experience on both Wi-Fi and HSDPA is, to put it plainly, beautiful. It is the first device we've seen that gets anywhere close to Apple's iPhone browsing experience and the increased speed capabilities if you are in coverage make surfing very quick... "
And as others have reported, its very slow. The lag between pressing buttons and something happening is huge.
The screen and keypad disappear when on a call, which is totally useless if calling automated answering machine numbers, even when calling voicemail.
Quite disappointing all up
Had the phone 3 weeks. The Battery life is very poor. Less than 12 hours most days. The screen is good. Great resolution. The internal memory battery doesnt work. The 4GB internal memory gets completely wiped blank when the phone battery runs out (which is often)