We just got the Diamond at work (phone store). First impressions, very sleek, nice edges, and (for the size of the handset) a nice size screen.
For all you iPhone lovers - yes, it's not as responsive as the iPhone. However in its defence it has the ability to do so much more. So you will be sacrficing some responsiveness for functionality.
On the responsiveness issue, I find the Diamond to pick up a lot faster than the Imate Ultimate 9502 (current handset), as well as the HTC 93600i (previous handset).
Battery life, again, most PDA styles handsets do suffer from the plague that is low battery life. However once again it is give and take, doing more = less battery. But in response to this we see (thanks to the lovely guys here at gsmarena) HTC realising a higher 1300maH battery. Ingenious!
All-in-all, my favourite PDA style that we sell at the moment. My only personal agnst is the lack of card slot, I like being able to transfer my memory card, but hey, with a 4gb internal memory, it's something I'll just have to get over!
This phone is great once you flash it with a better rom. Xda-developers is a great place to look at all the available roms that people have built and they drastically improve the performance of the phone. My phone is virtually lag free right now with the new rom. HTC did rush it but they just released a new 1.93 rom that improved the performance and they will release further ones to help address the problems users are facing.
When I'm on the home screen and tap on the People icon, it re-launches the touchflow and sends me right back to the home screen, then I can go to the people icon with no problems. It does that pretty consistently. Is anyone having the same problem? How can that get fixed? Cool phone with too many bugs.
you guy don't know what you are talking about. this is a great phone. beautiful design. great resolution. well battery is a little short. but beside it is a great phone. LOT BETTER THAN THE I POHNE
SIMPLY : dont buy it, its my 3rd HTC phone (qtek 9100, htc tytn II) HTC is terrible, its Slowwwwwwwwwww so slowwwwwwww i own 2 iphone's 8gb and 16 gb nokia n95 first edition P990 SE and trust me HTC sucks, i got this one with my renewal of vodafone and i thought wow this looks nice and it can never be as slow as before and......... ITS slow, if you want it (2days old and give me a good bid) but you will eb sorry for buying it. Still the iphone tops them all. Its has not 3G (yet) and GPS, but for who is GPS in you phone that important????? get real (a faster internet connecting would be more welcome) but if you want a phone which is responsive : IPHONE
ok i have been there dun that! brought this fone had for two weeks you knw what my worst fone ever! and i will compare this to my new samsung omnia which is faster smoother and ok fine htc wins in the that BUT battery life on this is amazing no longer will i suffer in pain missing my calls... Do urself a fava aviod this!
first of all we cant compare it to the iphone because this is a windows mobile and the other is apple . the htc diamond is very more expensive and is very slow in using applications the ram are too small and the screen is not good the iphone screen is much better
omg.. why everybody nowadays compares any mobile with iphone.. ? :/ f*** iphone
I've this phone for 1 week and it's simply amazing, windows enable u to install anything u want on it.. gps is awesome, this mobile is awesome, only battery sucks a little but go purchase the battery pack they will sell soon..
i just have diamond touch about 1 week ago..
can any1 tell me what should i update in this diamond touch..
10 q very much
The major benefit in comparison to the iPhone is that this has the capability to do MMS and camera shooting. iphone cant do that!!!
This phone !!! it feels like HTC rush to get this out B4 the icrap .. With a lil more work this would be a great phone ..And maybe for this money give you a case ...
had enough of this fone cuased me so much problems in just two weeks! \\\goin back gonna wait for sumfing else...
this phone gives a spitting image of the iphone some reason. who agrees??
Reggy, 28 Jul 2008Great phone but battery is make me sick !!!You're not supposed to eat the battery Reggy...
lorenzo, 28 Jul 2008Hi
i want to upgrade my HTC Touch Diamond.
please help me. i do not know how. Please teach... moreHi Lorenzo,
Goto the www.modmydiamond.info. There are very detailed guidelines on flashing a new rom. Screenshots and step by step explanations available here.
go to http://modmydiamond.info
there u'll find step by step instruction to upgrade ur rom..
got it for a week, upgraded rom, no problem with the speed or anykind of it.
the only problem for me is typing on it..
it's very hard to type on full qwerty without stylus..
The phone has very bad battery time, it is slow and the overall impression after a week is bad!
I do not recomend this phone!
i have had this phone for about 10 days admittedly it is the tmobile compact 4 version. it is very slow ring volume is almost not existant. even worse than the iphone. touchflo is messy i found it doesn't help navigation and ended up turning it off and just going back to the windows interface like on the compact 3. sending it back. compact 3 is better. so much for advancement.