The HTC Touch Diamond is one of the first Windows Mobile 6.1 devices to hit Australia and its exclusive to Telstra. The first thing you notice is the nice size of the device, its really slim and light! As you start it up you will notice the 2.8” VGA 640×480 Screen. You are greeted with the HTC TouchFlo 3D interface which is actually quite slick.
TouchFlo 3D Interface is Slick
I was surprised to learn how much the Diamond packs in features, it supports HSDPA (7.2Mbps) data speeds, Wi-Fi, GPS, A2DP Bluetooth, FM Radio, Mobile Office Applications, 3.2MP Camera and an accelerometer.
The Diamond uses a modified version of the Opera Web Browser and it renders web pages really well. I’m use to viewing “mobile” version of web pages but now its good to see I can actually view full sites from my mobile.
The Cricinfo website
There is no slot for external storage but the Diamond has 4GB of internal storage which is quite sufficient. It plays MP4 and WMV video files and a variety of unprotected audio formats. Although it doesn’t have a standard headphone jack, you can use the supplied headset which has a mini-USB connection. You can get yourself a headphone adapter if you want to use your own headphones.
Music on the go
Im using the Direct Push Technology for my email, contacts, calendar and tasks over the air with Exchange Server. It also supports POP3 and IMAP accounts so you can configure your other email accounts with the phone.
The following is a picture I took at the recent Australian Motorshow with the Diamond. It has up to 4x zoom and you can also record videos. There are 6 capture modes – photo, video, panorama, MMS video, contacts pic and picture theme.
The 3.2MP Camera takes some decent shots. This is the new Ferrari California.
Although it is a Touch Phone I am still using the Stylus for a few things but I’ve always been a bit of a stylus guy. HTC has done a great job with this phone and if you would like to get your hands on one check out Telstra’s offer on the phone.