Monday, August 3, 2009

HTC Touch Diamond2

The HTC Touch Diamond2 is more of a sensible upgrade over the Touch Diamond rather than brand -spanking new features. The original Diamond was one of the most complete Windows Mobile device ever launched, so just some tweaks here and there is enough for the Diamond2.

The Diamond2 is adorned with a larger and high resolution screen (3.2" at 480x800 WVGA resolution), a vastly superioe camera (5 MP auto focus), and more RAM (288 MB). The TouchFLO 3D UI has also been improved and noow covers the underlying Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS from cover to cover.

Unfortunately, the Diamond2 still uses the resistive touchscreen which means that the Diamond2 will live and die by the stylus while the competetion happily invites you to use your God-given stylus to smudge up those lovely touchscreens of iPhones and others. In short, it lacks multi-touch.

That apart, the Diamond2 is packed with features, including great web-browsing, great out-of-the-box applications including the all-important ability to edit documents right from the word go.

So if you don't mind weilding the tiny wand and you'd happily trade the usability of the iPhone with a phone full of features, then the Diamond2 is a good choice.
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