Sprint HTC Touch Diamond Review - HotHardware

Sprint HTC Touch Diamond Review

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First things first: let’s take a general look at the hardware behind this phone. The Touch Diamond is thinner than many Windows Mobile phones, in part because it doesn’t have a hardware keyboard. It’s also narrower than some phones. A smaller size doesn’t mean this phone is lacking in terms of power, however.

Here’s how HTC describes this phone:

The HTC Touch Diamond gives you one-touch access to every aspect of your life and the important people in it with an intuitive 3D interface. The HTC Touch Diamond also places the power of the Internet at your fingertip with an unequaled Web-browsing experience. And all of these dynamic features and powerful capabilities are contained in a small and stylish form. You’ll be amazed when you see how touch can feel with the HTC Touch Diamond.

HTC Touch Diamond
Specifications and Features

  • Qualcomm MSM7501A 528MHz Processor
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • 256MB ROM
  • 288MB DDR RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • 4 x 2.1 x 0.6 inches (HxWxD)
  • 4 ounces (with battery)
  • 2.8-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with VGA resolution
  • Dual-band (800/1900Mhz), CDMA2000 1xEVDO Rev. A, 1xRTT, and IS-95A/B voice or data with up to 1.8Mbps uplink and 3.1Mbps downlink
  • TouchFLO 3D
  • Touch-sensitive navigation control
  • Motion G-sensor (accelerometer)
  • Internal GPS
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for stereo wireless headsets
  • 802.11b/g
  • HTC ExtUSB (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)
  • 3.2MP color CMOS digital camera with auto-focus
  • Speakerphone
  • Ring tone supported formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCELP, MIDI, MPEG-4 formats
  • 40 polyphonic and standard MIDI format 0 and 1 (SMF)/SP MIDI ringtones
  • Rechargeable 1340mAh Lithium-ion battery
  • Up to 250 minutes talk time
  • Up to 350 hours standby time
  • Up to 8 hours media playback time for WMV (video); up to 12 hours for WMA (audio)


In the box: 

  • Standard Lithium Ion battery
  • Battery door
  • AC phone charger
  • Carrying case
  • USB charging cable
  • Additional stylus
  • Mini USB stereo headphones
  • 4-in-1 adapter

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hey you got ti close! Is the touch pro review comign up? doesnt amtter ill be buyign it in march anyway :( I need more moeny!

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 yeah i know what you mean i have the diamond right now and overall its a sweet phone, when sprint got ahold of it they made a lot of changes. they took off the front camera because sprint does not offer video calling on there network, and they redid the back to make the battery bigger, which is still tiny.

the good: awesome autofocus camera, youtube has high quality, and the g axis is very useful

the bad: the 4 gigs of internal memory doesnt carry you that far if you love pics or music, easily filled in like a week. a lot of programs have to come off the main memory and there is no msd slot :(, also the qwerty is small but not horrible, there are a lot of other sip boards that are still useable.

i know how u feel i am getting the pro today and i cant wait :)

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it does the job, i really don't understand what is the whole big deal of comparing every-phone to the I-phone? i guess if you guys could forgive my ignorance in this matter but i really don't get it. My wife has that 3G I-phone and I have a blackberry and is not that different!

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