Summary: The HTC Touch Diamond2 brings some notable improvements over its predecessor and promises to be a powerful touch-screen smartphone when it finally arrives in the U.S.
Pros: The HTC Touch Diamond2 boasts a sleek design with a larger and sharper display than its predecessor. The enhanced TouchFlo interface makes navigation easier. The Windows Mobile smartphone also features Wi-Fi, GPS, a 5-megapixel camera, and good general performance.
Cons: No U.S. 3G support yet. The onscreen keyboard is a bit cramped and the smartphone lacks a standard headphone jack. Call quality could be better.
Summary: The Diamond2 is a little chunkier than the original, but still compact and solid, and the screen is bigger and brighter at 3.2 inches. The programs menu is optimised for touch-screen use, and each contact is given a profile page that is simple to use and helps you keep conversations organised.
Pros: Excellent internet experience, easy syncing and a new communication history that aggregates texts, emails and calls from a single contact.
Summary: HTC's Touch Diamond 2 is a far better smartphone than its predecessor. The lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack is annoying, but a larger display, a professional design and a much improved user interface make this one of the best Windows Mobile smartphones we've reviewed.
Pros: Fast and visually appealing TouchFLO 3D interface, Windows Mobile interface has been pushed into the background, responsive touch screen, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, 5-megapixel camera
Cons: Text input is tedious, no flash on camera, no 3.5mm headphone jack
Summary: The HTC Touch Diamond2 is a vast improvement over the original Touch Diamond. The responsive touchscreen puts usability ratings through the roof without the need for the embedded stylus and the People makes it simple to view all communication with a single contact.
Excerpt: The Diamond was the HTC's best-selling handset to date, with more than two million units sold worldwide in just six months. Now the company is hoping to repeat the success with the first of its sequel phones, the Diamond2 (the Pro2 shortly follows soon afterwards). Can lightning really strike twice?