HTC Diamond new hacked radio ROM unlocks 850 EDGE band for US, makes it QUADBAND. More info and downloads here:
My opinion on Touch Diamond, purely personal of course:
+ ideal proportins and weight
+ excellent stylus implementation
+ Touch FLO
+ good camera
+ GPS, Wifi
+ rich feature pack
+ MS Office docs editor
- weak battery
- poor design (fingerprint magnet)
- poor music player (no 3.5mm jack, can't use quality headphones)
- paint starts to wear off quickly (on the back panel)
- no memory card slot
- no trackball
I have been reading this site for ages whilst considering buying a Diamond. (I did the same for my HTC TyTn II). It is available as an upgrade from Vodafone in the UK. I'm an every day business user - not a tech kind of guy. I was very nearly put off by all the comments on here - so many negatives but I decided to give it a punt.
At first I hated the phone, took a few hours to get used to but later in the day, the phone, it's functions and how to use became second nature and it is the best phone I have ever used, by a country mile. I would imagine that someone who has never used Windows Mobile might struggle with it for a bit longer.
I love the look and feel of the device, the software and the lack of the keyboard that i enjoyed with the TyTn II. OK, touchflo is a tad slow but it adds to the smoothness of it, a very nice way to work generally. Data imput by on screen full qwerty is great even using fingers and not the stylus.
The only real disapointment is the battery however I went into this eyes open know that would be an issue so how can one complain about it? I understand there is an extended battery which will increase the depth of the device, so I will be looking at buying one.
As an everyday business user that wants a very smart device and easy connectivity to exchange server, this is a great great device!
Can someone tell me if the rom ver1.37.707.1 wwe ; radio : 1.00.25.05 ; protocol : 126.96.36.199u).is compatible for the Dutch(NL)
Does anyone know if the HTC Touch Diamond works well with Apples iCal and addressbook and mail (I am a mac user)?
goddamn what a nice phone. My friend bought it a couple days ago. As soon as you increased the cache size it goes smooth as a babys butt!
see the phone i found it very sloa on the vodafone network but it looked beauitful . it has a better screen than the i phone and camera but its has the same problem as the i phone no flash im waiting for the touch pro duee septmber save your money for that. it will have a flash a keyboard and a roo for a sd card.
Hg, 20 Jul 2008I got the phone a few days back. The screen looks excellent. Touchscreen works flawlessly usin... moreyes, go to the forum to get the available rom and it's donload link..
and go to
http://modmydiamond.info/ to get the instruction..
this handy is the best ( after 3 days using it)
what is good
+the best screen resolution ever seen (better than the iphone) I owe both !
+You tube has a super quality better than the one iphone has
+TomTom7 and Navigon both are working super !
+Google earth is so good
+Video resolution can not compare it with any other handy (Super quality)
what is negative
+ bad battery life (but not that bad as some wrote before)
+ a little bit slow
+sound is not so loud (ringtones or video) but with the headset is awsome quality
+you feel is getting hot when recharging it or when using it for a long time but during calls is not !
Finally i want to say that i love this handy and i am not getting sad selling my iphone because of it (The best handy i ever had)
I got the phone a few days back. The screen looks excellent. Touchscreen works flawlessly using only my thumb. It's eye-candy + functionality in a WM6.1 device. I got no complaints yet.
Those of you who want to upgrade their rom can go to www.xda-developers.com
thinking of whether to buy this Touch Diamond.
bt unsure of how to polish it up.
anyone care to teach here.?
ashi, 19 Jul 2008hi guys
i am planning to buy htc diamond
how is the phone i read almost all the comments bu... morei also unsure whether to buy it or not, coz me too have read all the bad comment on it..
but there's a solution on it..
so if u don't mind to give ur time to polish the diamond (by upgrading the rom and radio), then it's worth your money.
trust me, upgrading the rom is easy.
i've bought it, and polish it right away.
no problem on mine..
choice is yours fella.
the corner of the phone keeps chipping, on the stainlesssteel frame part. it looks like it will continue, is this happening to anyone elses, i never dropped it but it just started to chip away and its getting worse. Is there any type of way to fix this??? thanks
ashi, 19 Jul 2008hi guys i am planning to buy htc diamond how is the phone i read almost all the comments bu... moreMan, i tell you with its awesome design it is an awesome phone to use but, if at first it is a bit confusing but you will get used to it and adapt pretty fast. Top of the line this one.
ill be honest, when i first got this i was very unsure about it. it crashed ALOT and was so stupidly slow it annoyed the hell out of me so i just kept using my 6300. last night i went onto xda-dev forums and flashed the ROM. now i cant stop playing with it, definately well worth the money. its all about polishing this gem up, my only problem with it is the battery life. lets just say its not brilliant.
I want to buy new touch screen phone. Which is the best one without having complain?Needed features - window suport, WLAN, EDGE or 3G. Please mail me if you can recommend any models. Really thanks to GSM Areana. My mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
i am planning to buy htc diamond
how is the phone i read almost all the comments but i am bit tensed about it
weathe to buy it or not???
Hi, well to start the phone is brill. got mine on the release of vodafone uk and loved it until.i felt a burning sensation on the palm of my hand and the phone over heated and fried itself. on the phone to Vodafone they advised yes they where aware of the fault and they would replace it as they sent a faulty batch