Conclusion: With its 3G support and much lower (subsidized) price, Sprint's version of the Touch Diamond makes more sense than the unlocked version, but its poor battery life and assorted software-related issues remain drawbacks.
Conclusion: Despite warm initial impressions of both the phone and its TouchFLO interface, extended use proved that the hardware inside wasn’t ready to handle such a graphically heavy system running on a dated architecture like Windows Mobile 6.1.
Summary: The much-hyped Touch Diamond had plenty of potential, but ultimately it is a hugely frustrating phone to use. A great display, stylish design and reasonable browser are let down by a sluggish and slow user interface.
Pros: Design, TouchFLO design and interface, HSDPA 7.2, 4GB internal storage, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Opera browser
Cons: Interface is sluggish and slow, text entry is tedious, still requires stylus for more complex operations, no 3.5mm headphone jack, no memory card slot
Excerpt: Somewhere up in the rarified air, where Arabica coffee beans are grown, I think, there is a short list of highly anticipated phones that drift down, one by one, to us mere mortals. One of them is the HTC Touch Diamond (TD).
Summary: A true Diamond in the rough. The latest HTC device has some great features and some real thought has been put into its interface but there’s no doubt that it more hamstrung than helped by its Windows Mobile background.
Summary: Mobile tactile au design superbe, le Touch Diamond mérite bien son nom. À l’usage, il se révèle un peu juste par la taille de son écran. Cependant, les applications sont particulièrement bien servies par le principe de la « couche » 3D.
Pros: Le design, L’interface, La qualité d’écoute, Wi-Fi et 3G+, L’autonomie, Le navigateur Internet mobile Opera, Mode "silence" en retournant le mobile, Orientation automatique des images
Cons: La taille de l’écran, N’accepte pas les cartes mémoires, La sensibilité GPS, Pas de housse fournie