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HTC Touch Diamond review | Introduction

Published on: Wednesday, September 3rd 2008                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

HTC Diamond review

H TC has been developing successful smartphones for some time now. The HTC mobile phones always come equipped with Windows Mobile Software which makes them ideal for business applications, thanks to the excellent synchronization. At first, mobile phones produced by HTC were sold in a number of countries under various brand names, such as Qtek and Imate. However, since 2006 the last European countries have also adopted the name of the factory itself, HTC, in order to be recognizable worldwide and to establish a strong and recognizable brand. Furthermore, simlock devices are also being produced for the MDA series of T-mobile, among others, and earlier, the SPVs of Orange.

HTC Touch Diamond review

 

HTC Diamond P3700 mobile phone

HTC Diamond P3700 mobile phone

First impression with the HTC Touch Diamond

From the package it is clear that HTC now more than ever aim at the design, with the P3700, better known as the HTC Touch Diamond, in order to conquer a larger crowd. The HTC Diamond is packaged in a box shaped like a pyramid, just like the back of the phone, which is completely covered with triangle shapes, referring to the shape of a diamond. Upon opening the package, a black hard plastic box is visible containing the handset, placed in a gap. Thought and effort have clearly also been invested into the design of this package, and both the device as well as its package carries the text: 'HTC Innovation'. The HTC Diamond is standard delivered with a charger, headset, two stylus pens, a data cable, manual and software.

HTC Touch Diamond test

HTC Touch Diamond test

Touchscreen of the HTC Diamond

The HTC Touch Diamond cell phone features a large full touchscreen, which should mainly be operated with the included stylus pens. The stylus pens, that used to get lost easily, are made magnetic for the Diamond, which ensures they are more likely to stay in the holder. The touchscreen itself works fine. With other HTC phones, you often had to press rather firmly in order to type something in, however, for this model it already works a lot better. The response should come a bit faster and smoother at times, though. It all works, although from this mobile phone, in combination with the TouchFLO 3D, you'd expect more.

 

HTC Diamond battery

HTC Diamond battery

HTC USB cable

HTC USB cable

HTC Diamond power plug

HTC Diamond power plug

 
 
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