Summary: Slap the Touch Diamond down on a table and your mates will fight over its sleek build and expansive TouchFLO interface. Give them ten minutes to struggle with Windows underneath, however, and we don’t suspect you’ll have any trouble getting it back.
Excerpt: The original Touch Diamond was the best selling Windows Mobile device of all time, and for good reason. It was sleek, sexy, and brought a breadth of finger-friendly enhancements that we had yet to see on a device running Windows Mobile. HTC decided to aptly name the next Diamond the Diamond2, and we finally have one to give a full and thorough review. Is this a worthy successor to the legend, or did HTC miss the mark? We’ve got the full review ahead.
Conclusion: If you're a Windows Mobile or more so, an HTC TouchFLO 3D fan who doesn't want a hardware keyboard, the Touch Diamond2 is well worth a look, especially if a US 3G version hits the market. We're impressed and pleased with the high resolution 480 x 800 pixel touch screen, but at 3.2" it doesn't hit the sweet spot as does the Touch Pro2 and the even larger Touch HD. Text is small in the web browser and finger control isn't as smooth since the targets are smaller.
Pros: Responsive 800 x 480 touch screen, TouchFLO 3D.
Cons: No US 3G, display a bit small relative to resolution.
HTC Touch Diamond2
is, like Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way. The form factor is small and thin, the display is gorgeous, and the TouchFlo 3d interface is simply amazing.
The device is powerful and beautiful, with only a couple of disappointments, mainly with the camera.
If you want the ultimate in style, something that sets itself apart from the average cookie cutter black plastic smartphone, the this may be just the gem you're looking for.
PHOTOVIEW: O2 Xda Diamond 2 aka HTC Touch Diamond2 Windows Mobile Smartphone
19 May 2009
Excerpt: O2 Germany's Xda Diamond 2 is based on HTC's original Touch Diamond2 the Taiwanese handset manufacture announced back in February during the Mobile World Congress. It features the same squarish industrial design, unlike T-Mobile's MDA Compact V which was also announced during the Mobile World Congress.
Review of HTC's crown jewel, the Touch Diamond2 touchscreen smartphone
14 May 2009
Excerpt: The Touch Diamond2 is HTC's top end consumer smartphone. It features a wide-VGA touchscreen and a 5 megapixel camera. Russell takes it around town with him and comes up loving it in this review, complete with HD video.
Conclusion: A small note here: The Exchange integration alone is so brilliant, it warrants a review all on its own! If you are serious about using this in a business environment, and want a review, please let us know in the comments section.
PHOTOVIEW: Hands-on with the HTC Touch Diamond2 Windows Mobile Smartphone
28 March 2009
Excerpt: Not only that HTC's new HTC Touch Diamond2 is a design beauty, following HTC's original Touch Diamond design, it's also packed with lots of new features and it's one of the first Windows Phones that features Microsoft's new Windows Mobile 6.5 button requirements which includes, beside the typical call send/end keys, the Windows key. However, the back button (as introduced with earlier HTC Touch smartphones) isn't a Microsoft requirement at all.