Excerpt: The Good Exceptional 640x480 screen; more responsive than the original Touch. Much better media player and overall TouchFLO interface. Opera Mobile a clear edge over other Windows Mobile phones. Above average battery and call quality in its category. EVDO Rev A and Wi-Fi support.
Pros: Exceptional 640x480 screen; more responsive than the original Touch., Much better media player and overall TouchFLO interface., Opera Mobile a clear edge over other Windows Mobile phones., Above average battery and call quality in its category., EVDO Rev A and Wi-Fi support., Better 3.2MP camera;...
Cons: Still a "confused" UI: requires switches between d-pad, finger, and stylus input., Removable storage dropped from previous design., Just one expansion port with no 3.5mm earphone jack., Camera is just a resolution upgrade, still has mediocre image quality.
Summary: It’s hard to avoid making comparisons to Apple’s iPhone when you mention the HTC Touch Diamond. Although they are very different phones running on different operating systems, the Touch Diamond is arguably one of the closest competitors in the U.S.
Conclusion: The third time around we still like this smartphone. In fact, it beats the original Euro Diamond and fixes our complaints with that firstborn. The Diamond is certainly the wave of the future, with its innovative and pleasurable user interface with the power of Windows Mobile underneath.
Pros: Beautiful design, fast CPU with a good amount of memory and graphics acceleration. TouchFLO 3D is a pleasure to look at day-in an day out, and it's responsive enough on the US version. The camera is quite good, and only the Samsung Omnia competes among Windows Mobile devices (at least for now!). ...
Cons: Speakerphone is anemic. No expansion card slot means living with 4 gigs forever. Landscape mode isn't supported in all applications as it normally is in Windows Mobile Professional (a hack remedies this but we really want to see HTC open it up themselves).
Conclusion: We'll say that HTC and Sprint have got it right! This is the best Windows Mobile phone that Sprint has ever released, assuming you can live without a hardware keyboard. It's fast, it's cool, attractive and packed with an excellent set of features and specs.
Summary: HTC is asking a premium for this unlocked phone--$779 is a lot of money given that you could buy nearly four iPhone 3Gs for the same price. However, in return, you're getting a unique and fairly versatile device that can be used the world over for business as well as personal use.
Conclusion: We applaud the HTC Touch Diamond for its ambition and promise. With the Sony Ericsson Xperia coming and the Samsung Omnia i900 now on the market as an import, offering their own customizations of Windows Mobile 6.1's UI and widescreen displays, the competition will be getting a little fierce.
Pros: TouchFLO 3D is gorgeous to behold and mostly very functional. It may not always be the fastest way to navigate the phone's functions, but it makes doing it fun. Fantastic feature set in a small, thin and light phone. Awesome good looks (just keep that microfiber cloth handy). VGA display is sharp...
Cons: For US users, the lack of US 3G bands is limiting. No usual landscape support in Windows Mobile, Office mobile or anywhere else except the supported applications like the photo album, video player and Opera. TouchFLO 3D needs a few tweaks to improve usability (though we're impressed overall). Ope...
Summary: T he HTC Touch Diamond P3700 clearly shows that HTC have gone in a different direction. Design and user's ease are key words to describe the HTC Diamond. The package, as well as the phone itself carries 'HTC Innovation' written on them.
Excerpt: The Touch brand from the HTC stable has certainly evolved. From the Touch to the Dual and now the Touch Diamond, it feels like a planned strategy. All these phones were launched in a short span of time, while adopting significant design and feature-list changes.