I got my new phone – the HTC Touch Diamond
Back in June Dave posted about which phone I was going to be getting, as my upgrade was due on our Orange Business Contract. It was a good time of year to be ready for an upgrade with some great phones being released. Running Bronco, (and Dave!) requires me to be in touch with whats going on 24/7 near enough, so I need to have Windows Mobile on as a priority, also for the phone to be easy to use.
We got the HTC Touch Diamond on Saturday afternoon… the last one in the Orange shop. Dave spent the next 4 – 5 hours playing on it saying how great it was and how he wanted it. When I finally got my hands on the HTC Diamond I was a little out of my depth as the controls were all new to me, having previously had an Orange SPV E650. I was unsure whether I was going to keep it which was really disappointing as no matter how I touched the screen or moved my thumb / finger over the screen I couldn’t seem to get control. (All the harder when a now expert on the TouchFLO is peering over your shoulder)
Now a few days on and I really love it. They say that the HTC Touch Diamond is a rival, if not better than the IPhone which I can well believe. The whole interface on the phone is not only gorgeous but so simple to use, once you get used to it. Browsing on the web is great with the ability to be able to zoom in to certain points on a page and move around, you barely ever need to use the stylus. The only slight downside is that you find yourself rubbing finger prints off it a lot to keep it looking immaculate, like a real black diamond does. I would definitely recommend this phone, or to wait for the HTC Diamond Pro to come out that has a slide out keyboard.