mark2jag, 16 Jul 2008I'd like to start by saying this is a personal opInion and you are quite within your rights to... morei would like to response mark2jag's comment on my personal behalf, since i don't have that experience with my diamond (ROM ver. 1.37.707.1 wwe ; radio : 1.00.25.05 ; protocol : 220.127.116.11u).
1. initial startup, i don't think it's correct to use the word "extreme" coz it's not (at least not on mine). maybe it's slow, but it slowness is reasonable.
2. speed : yes, it is slow, all review from the website say it's slow from the box. BUT NOT after u upgrade the firmware and do a little tweak on it.
3. responsiveness : it's much better after you upgrade the firmware and do a little tweak on it.
4. bluetooth : sorry i don't understand the "parrot" thing, so no comment on it, but at least it worked fine, so no problem on bluetooth.
5. i can't agree with that completely even sometimes i exp it too, but it's just because u're not used to it yet.
and the last, u said u just have it for one day (correct ?) , so i assume u have not upgrade the firmware yet..
in the other word, you haven't polish ur diamond yet.
it have stylus because it's hard to type on it with your thumbs (i'm not getting used to it yet), also for the handwriting recog maybe?
it's up to you whether you want it or not, but in my opinions, it's worth to buy.
many feature in it.
so i won't tell you to avoid it nor will i tell you to buy it. i just want to share my opinion after taste it for 2 days only (after upgrade the firmware and do a little tweak on it).
Panos, 16 Jul 2008what do u mean by saying upgrade. is there any update or upgrade being released for the phone ... morehere u can find all the thing that ur diamond needs to shine.
this is the guide to upgrade ur firmware :
I'm really surprised how a review site like gsmarena could still grade the phone at such high ratings. You people try to use it for atleast four days before posting your reviews. I purchased this phone just six days back and really upset as I took it on contract and it was from website e2save. When I called them up asking for cancellation of the contract as the phone is utterly useless, they say they cannot cancel as I switched on the mobile and used it. How can I know how the phone is if I don't use it. My advise to all my friends who go through this site is never to deal with e2save and never even imagine even by mistake to get a HTC Touch Diamond. THE PHONE IS FILTHY RUBBISH PACKED IN A VERY ATTRACTIVE BOX.
HTC Diamond did nt meet the expectations which made customers unsatisfy. I'm a dealer for all providers and this phone is not worth it for the price its running in the market right now ! Bottom line is HTC Diamond is expensive and really sucks !!!
mark2jag, 16 Jul 2008I'd like to start by saying this is a personal opInion and you are quite within your rights to... morewhat do u mean by saying upgrade. is there any update or upgrade being released for the phone yet and where?
so I decided to purchase the htc diamond... ive had it for about a week and so far so good. It takes getting a little use to but all in all very good. the only down fall or negative thing ive had is that the pain is chipping on the stainless steel frame that it has, for it being this expensive i would expect higher quality.
I'd like to start by saying this is a personal opInion and you are quite within your rights to ignore completely any of the comments im about to make regarding the HTC TOUCH DIAMOND.
lets start at the beginning.
1. Initial startup.
This was extremely slow and took what seemed forever to sort its life out.
I found this phone to be extremely slow from the box (even after the version upgrade!!) With no applications running i was surprised at how sloooooow it really is.
It is a touch screen and as such i expected to be able to finger scroll and for it to stop on the icon of my choice so that I could then go deeper into the chosen menu and do what i needed to do.
Sorry to say this is not the case. You scroll across the screen and the menus zoom off into the distance and stop on the last menu, so you realise you've scrolled too far and try to go back again. Sometimes this works and sometimes it definitely doesnt. If you persist with it then you will eventually get to what you want, but if you want it to be 100% acurate then I'm sorry to say you're looking at the wrong phone.
4. Bluetooth compatibility with Parrot Bluetooth devices. THERE ISNT ANY SO IF YOU INTEND BUYING THIS PHONE AND INTEND TO USE IT WITH A PARROT CAR KIT (IN MY CASE AN MK6100)THEN YOU CAN'T!!! (vodafone knew about this all along but did not see fit to tell new purchasers about it, how nice, and thank you VODAFONE!!!!.....
5. Transition from Touch Flo3D to normal windows icons. TouchFlo is a brilliant idea, but I'm somewhat dissapointed that when you do get into some of the menus having used Touchflo, it then reverts to the TINY icons which are very user unfriendly and definitely not something you could select simply by using your finger, unless you have very tiny digits or dont mind making several attempts to hit the proper key required.
I will freely admit that I have only had this phone for one day but it doesn't make any difference. It's hardly gonna improve with age is it (It's not a bottle of wine after all!!) The phone is due to be collected by Vodafone tomorrow and frankly I will not be sad to see the back of it. If you want a fast responsive phone that you don't have to use the stylus on then I would sum up with just 3 words.....
AVOID AVOID AVOID
ksra, 16 Jul 2008absolutely agree with k. just bought it yesterday, and go to xda-dev forum right away to upgr... moreWhat is a point of producing a phone that must be fixed before it is used? Why doesn't the manafacturer fix it before selling it?
is there any micro sd card slot in the phone cause 4gb is not so much.
absolutely agree with k.
just bought it yesterday, and go to xda-dev forum right away to upgrade the rom, cool stuff, etc.
touchflo3D become a real crack..
wake up guys,
after you polish it, htc touch DIAMOND will absolutely SHINE ur day.
use your brain ,ur diamond need to be polished to reveal it's true beauty..
don't just throw a bad comment on it before tasted the unleashed potential of this diamond..
Matt, 15 Jul 2008I don't get why everyone is complaining about this phone. I upgraded to the Diamond from a Nok... moreCan we use 3g speedy network in pc as dial up connection?Just like we can use nokia as dial up connection in pc.
Samsung Omnia is better tahn this phone in so many ways, much better,
I don't get why everyone is complaining about this phone. I upgraded to the Diamond from a Nokia N95 and I love it.
Ok, it can be a little slow, but its no where near as bad as people are making out, I think GSM Arena also say in their review. Compared to the N95, the camera is obviously not as good or is the speaker or phone call quality, but everything else is superior.
The only thing I've had trouble with is using the gesture system on the touch screen, but this is getting better as I get use to it.
The screen on this device is brilliant. I was unsure whether having VGA on a 2.8' screen was such a good idea, but it really looks amazing.
anybody already worked with Diamond GPS?
it works like a car GPS?
like GARMIN, MEGAFORCE, others