Have the MDA compact 4, love the phone - find the virtual keypadeasy touse in T9 and qwerty format. Phone canbea littlelaggy and it takes a while to make a call, wish it had the black background of diamond rather than the dreadful O2setup.
I've had my diamond for 2 months now and i have not had those problems? the battery life is dissapointing but my browser is speedy and on spot my phone has never dialed a number by its self and i dont care about the camera and barley use it except for the occasional on the spot pic. hmmm....? i'm surprised everyone has such bad things to say about this phone i finaly found a phone i like more than black berrys and the iphone
Check out the mother of all Diamond and Pro tips and tweaks site here http://www.pocketnow.com/mobile.php?a=portal_detail&t=reviews&id=1105. If you just got your Diamond or Pro, this is a webpage you cannot afford not to bookmark.
I've owned one of these for a few months, and when I got it, I thought it was the bees knees.
Now, I can't wait to throw into the nearest bin. Heres why:
- The camera quality is poor for a supposed "3.2 megapixel" camera
- The phone also throws the occasional (almost eceryday actually) hissy fits which cause it to automatically dial random numbers (and before you ask I have had it checked, the phone is in A1 order!!)
- The battery life is crap. I've had to charge mine at least twice a day with normal use. EG normal voice calls, occasional text.
- The iPhone look-alike browser, which is nowhere near as good as the actual thing.
There are a few good points to the HTC Diamond, but honestly in this man's opinion the bad far outweights the good.
Had it for one month. Nice design but very poor battery life. Needs to be charged two times a day if you talk more than 30 minutes, having bluetooth and 3g disconencted. I had previusoly HTC touch and HTC tocuh dual and it's common in all three models. Now I'm looking for a new smartphone running Windows mobile, but won't buy an htc anymore. Any suggestions?
David, 14 Oct 2008The one time I got my hands on this phone, the only drawback I could see was Text Messaging. ... moreThe typing on the diamond is fine the the keyboard actualy is easy to hit cause the letters kind of enlarge though i use the phone keypad the t9 actually predicts correctly and there is a third party app that allows you to activate the accelometer in the text and email mode which is ok i prefer the upright text but i did just come from a bb curve
New remote desktop software for Diamond:
the sound quality from the speaker... is othign you like to know, I dont like it at all, and the camera is even worse!
but I love the product altogether
Many people complain the "slow" of TF3D and compare with iPhone.
The difference is that with TouchFlo 3D, it is switching through applications NOT, icons like with the iphone.
Each area is a seperate application which has its own individual functionalilty. On an iphone all you are doing is switching between icons then launching them when you click on the icon.
The iphone home screen is basically a large version of the Diamond program list which easily scrolls through just as fast.
And with the ROM 1.93 the diamond just shines and is very quick too...
please guys can someone tell how do you increase the ear pierce volume during calls, i recently purchased the touch diamond. loving it
Pros: The HTC Diamond is a remarkably complete smartphone, with all the
features I could think of. After software update (ROM update of 31/7/2008, AFTER
your reviews) the phone performance has greatly improved.
Cons: The stylo is still a pain, and I dislike MS drop-down menus. Also, it lacks shortcut-buttons, for instance to connect to wi-fi (the Treo Pro has that) , which
would bypass the cumbersome drop-down menus.
Summary: This is an excellent phone, way ahead of the pack, and vastly superior to the much.-touted iPhone. A fair part of my enthusiasm is due to the release of the new
ROM software (which for me in Europe came as an Internet download, but most
of you folks will likely get it from the outset); this update removed completely
the phone sluggishness (slow? NO way Josč) . Also, i suspect call quality may
depend on operator: in Europe (and I visited all major countries in the last two
months, i.e. since I bought the phone) there is no trace of such poor performance
as related by your reviewers.
One can hardly be completely satisfied with a Windows OS, of course; still, the
phone operates through 2-3.5G connections, has wi-fi, bluetooth, GPS,
connection to a fast GPS location system, Google Maps, Opera browser
(thank God for sparing me the humiliation of using IE),; I would have found
it useful to have a short-cut button to link to a wi-fi connection (like the
treo Pro has), and it would be nice to have Skype already downloaded on the
system (but that surely would be asking too much, wouldn't it?) ; also, it is
disgraceful that the MS OS does not come with a version of Active Sync that
works on Linux systems too, but then again I might be now asking too much.
In short, the very best phone I set my eyes on so far, while waiting for the HTC dream, of course.
The one time I got my hands on this phone, the only drawback I could see was Text Messaging. It appears it can't go landscape - and therefore could not get a one character per button format in large enough font to use without a stylus. Did I miss an option - is it possible? The two character button qwerty format is a hybrid I'm not real fond of. Thoughts?
Dear Friends, how is the Touch Diamond now compared when it was first released? Is it still slow or now the Touch Flow 3D is okay? Is it the same speed as Touch Pro? Thanx...
FD, 11 Oct 2008Okay, this is how you do it. On the homescreen, touch programs( the one on the bottom of the s... morethank u for helping with setting my mp3 as ringtone.i followed ur instructions step by stepand it worked brilliantly after one month of battling.thanks again!