very good design!!!!
BUT still missing some very important features and hardware for example a flash for the camera should have been added to the phone, secondly better display more than 65k.
Apart the resolution & other small things I really don't see any improvements compared to the "old" brother HTC Diamond (one)
I bet that, as its brother, it will be really slow... in fact the CPU is the same & the poor graphic chipset/driver too (for ex gps lag)
In few words till now a wast of money at all, htc should seriously think something "new" at least speaking about CPU (such as Asus), design isn't sufficient anymore & above all many users are a bit disappointed about poor performance of last htc mobiles (Dia,BS,HD,Raph) & I'm almost sure that many wont buy anymore htc till they change something deep
This is great phone...i mean specwise, designwise....almost perfect but gad damn htc again...miss out stereo speaker and 3.5 mm audio jack. I dont know why they miss out these two small things in this great phone. Other thing i dont care. I dont care about camera, tv out etc.
All I want is ..smart phone with good sound system. I am tired of carrying mp3 player and phone. There are few music phones but they are not win mobile. HTC is my fav but they dont give a damn about music part. So sad.
I Think if they add, Flash and OLED screen the Touch Diamond 2 is " THE PHONE ", HTC people please note this.
Very good, but:
- Needs a 3.5mm audio out.
- TV-out would be useful - it would work using the 3.5mm audio jack so no more jacks would be needed.
- Camera flash would be good too.
Otherwise, the specs are great, especially the screen resolution.
Great phone! What I'd like to see more here: Camera flash, TV out, 3.5mm audio jack, standard miniUSB port. Why? The flash makes a BIG difference in making photos. TV out is extremly usefull for presentations on beamer(no need to carry a laptop around) and to watch photos and films on a big screen. 3.5mm audio jack is a must if you hate all those non-standard port extentions and want to use your high quality Sennheisers. standard miniUSB port allows to use 1 standard cable for many other devices. For the rest, this is a good step forward for HTC.
I love the touch-flo, its my favorite feature. I'm getting it already unlocked from http://www.puremobile.com/HTC/HTC-Touch-Diamond2-Black-GSM-Phone/ as soon as its in stock.
Adis, 06 Mar 2009very very nice phone three things missing
1.camera should be more than 5 megapixel!!
2.no f... moreI can only agree with your second point...
1) A 5.0 mpix camera is more than OKAY,
2) No flash: Big mistake, i agree on that one!
3) 65K display... WM limitation! nothing to do with hardware...
But nevertheless, impressive phone with a very important upgrade in RAM & ROM.
192 to 288 in RAM, and
256 to 512 in ROM..
That in my opinion, makes a big difference in performance and responsiveness.. all around!
I think it's a serious contender! Then again, i might be wrong :))
very very nice phone three things missing
1.camera should be more than 5 megapixel!!
2.no flash for the camera unforgivable!!!!
3.only 65K colors display unforgivable!!!!
Will be overpriced for not much of hardware upgrade..
For now i advise everyone to hold on to their devices, or rather get the Touch HD, better battery, Bigger Screen (3.8"), 3.5mm Headphone audio jack and Get the new features and software in the Diamond 2..
I'm selling my Diamond for either the SonyEricsson X1
or definitely the Touch HD.. =)
Couldn't agree with you more Fernando, I think its bad design if they try and squeeze so many pixels into such a small sensor, just to give it a fancy name with the biggest number they can find. Besides the sensor being to small to handle it, I dont know where they're getting the technology to make such sharp lenses. Does anyone know if this phone can be used with a bluetooth keyboard?
Yes Fernando you got it right, the best way to improve a cameraphone is to give it a much better flash, more than 5 MPX is just a gimmickfor the ignorant
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2009This zoom bar is unnecessary!!!if you brows on your phone , than zoom tab is very importent.
mubarak manasiya, 28 Feb 2009it is very nice phine but all htc 5mp phone hase no tv out, i like hatc phone and find in it's... morewhy do you need tv output ? i mean dont u have a dish reciever or wutever wutever ? like me i have 40 inch plasma , hd dish reciever , blue ray dvd player , dell xps notebook ( which i dont even connect to tv ) than y wud i need i to have tv output in my phone ? plz explain , no offense
Just one thing:
When the developers will notice that we DONT´t NEED a camera with more than 3.2 megapixel, what WE DO NEED IS A GOOD FLASH on the camera...