I just viewed several videos of this phone in youtube, and this phone is really, really cool & quite promising. It does have an accelerometer, so it automatically switches the screen to landscape mode just by positioning the phone to landscape. Its touch UI is comparable to that of the iphone, but the animation when you browse through applications are visually much better and entertaining than the iphone's, which makes this phone more fun to use. Although I still believe that the iphone's UI is still faster than this phone, but not by much. Though the display only supports 64K colors, its topnotch resolution & VGA screen is enough to compensate and even beat those phones with 16M colors w/ QVGA displays. That means watching videos, viewing pictures, and browsing the web would be a much more wonderful experience with this phone. It is hard to avoid comparing this phone with the iphone because their touch UI is so much similar. This phone though is a smartphone, iphone is not. Full touchscreen phones are just more convenient to use when they have displays 3.0 up, especially when you will be mainly using you're fingers to navigate. 2.8 display does not quite suffice, but not that bad either. Personally, even with its disappointing display size, I'd still prefer this phone over the iphone, for it does offer so much more than just a fun touch UI. It's tough competitor would be the N95 8gb. Although the N95 does'nt have a touch UI. Their features are comparable. The Touch Diamond would beat the N95 with its design & ease of use, but would be significantly behind the N95's camera features. The Diamond's 3.15mp camera is enough, but only if they would add a xenon flash and 30fps video recording, would it be able to compete w/ the N95 on the camera capabilities. Either way, both the N95 & the Diamond are very good choices. The Diamond has the looks with decent features, while the N95 has the features w/ decent looks. I wonder which phonemaker can mix those two factors together well enough?
This phone can definitely back up my N82. I was thinking about a 3G iPhone or Xperia X1, but this one might be cheaper and I like the form factor. My only complaint is the smaller screen size and lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack. 4GB w/o expandable memory isn't a big deal since I have a N82. If it goes to an American carrier, I am hoping AT&T since it has 850 and I can get it at a subsidized price. my key decision between the Diamond vs X1 is the price. But if Apple brings on 32GB for $499, I might get that instead even it seems like I see an iPhone user everyday now.
This actually looks really good. It has everything that I want in a phone. Its also thanks to its 4gb memory that won't make the phone's price skyrocket because I think anything over that isn't really needed at all. Overall nice phone!
Although I'm still iffy about Windows Mobile...
why do phone makers always omit something that shouldn't have been omitted, and would've made their phone so complete? Like, why not include a xenon flash on this beauty? Why not make its camera 5 megapixels instead of just 3.5? Why not make the screen 3.2 inches rather than 2.8? A 3.2 inch display would make it much more convenient to type on the touchscreen qwerty. This phone would've been the most complete phone, but as usual, they omitted features that would've made it complete. Bummer.
Is nobody bothered about the lack of camera flash? Is this not a huge failing? Is the camera efficient enough to work in low light conditions or what?
scary,maybe lagg like earlier htc touch....or any other hidden problems.I dont trust HTC anymore..
Battery is not good and not a quad-band phone. Besides that, everything else is good.
it has e-GPS not a-GPS which is different and its first one come with e-GPS
well, its realy a nice phone and a good competitor to iphone!
its better than iphone in :
1) more functionality "3g,has mms, video recording, gps and fm radio"
2) better disply resolution" 640*480 vga" on a 2.8 in. secreen will look more sharpe than iphone`s one " but only 65k colors when iphone support 16mil. color like nokia`s"
3) over all better camera than iphone" depending on the latest htc touch cruise camera"
4) smaller and sleeker than iphone
5) better support and applications than iphone.
Iphone is better in:
1) bigger display and better image color" but
may be not that different coz the htc has
better resolution and, this effect will
multiply the 65k color several times to the
human eye and the overall experience will be
better than a 16 mil. color with much lower
resolution the iphone has" i.e the resolution
is what realy matters the most not the color.
2) overall touch interface is better in the
iphone, but htc is realy coming close.
bottom of the line, htc diamond is for high
tech people who use every little bit of the
device and cant live without functionalities!
but the iphone is still the most fun to use
touch phone even it needs a serious boost
coz the competion has never been so high
befor the announcement of the htc diamond.
finally a windows pocket pc device that not only looks good but also fits in ur pocket.
Can anyone tell me what's the difference in the software between the HTC TyTN II and this the Touch Diamond please..... Cause first i was going to buy the TyTN first due it is a PDA and now i found that the Diamond is very interesting. Can the Touch Diamond do the same functions as the TyTN II?? Thanks!!
i have been a htc fan for a very long time and this phone looks the business....
This phone looks really promising. Unbelievable design, unusual for HTC in my opinion. Kind of resembles a Zune I think. I hope that theres support for a more powerful battery. Everything else seems great on paper, but people say the iPhone keypad is cramped and its a 3.5" screen, wonder how many will complain about this one? I also feel the screen could be atleast 3.5" being its all touch. Call me a fanboy but I'm spoiled by the iPhones bigger screen, and I hope that windows mobile will run adequately. 4GB should be enough for me considering ive only used a about 3GB on my iPhone.
1. how is this device diffrent or superior than apple iphone.
2. build in gps with a-gps
3. when will this be avalable in india
Checked no camera flash! How can this be justified. Surely a MAJOR deficiency?
dedicated camera button
check out pics on below link