The ultra-hip HTC Touch Diamond smartphone may look like it is designed for fashionistas, but this feature-packed phone expertly combines innovation and high-tech performance. Integrated with a 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen, it features four times more pixels than any other phone.
The touch-responsive user interface, TouchFLO 3D and ultra-fast HSDPA Internet connectivity makes you feel like you’re using a notebook PC. Get in touch with the world via its Internet browser, connecting to major search engines and infotainment sites such as Google, YouTube, and Wikipedia. It also comes with a 3D graphics processor that lets you see the images clearly.
Internet Access, Built-in Microphone and More
This powerhouse runs on a Qualcomm MSM7201A 528MHz processor and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system. It can connect to HSDPA and WCDMA networks and supports GSM, GPRS and EDGE technology.
WCDMA offers high-speed transmission used in the Japanese FOMA system and in the UMTS system, a third generation follow-up to 2G GSM. EDGE or Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution is a technology that allows faster data transmission rates and improved data transmission reliability.
As a media entertainment gadget, it is equipped with a 3.2-megapixel camera with auto-focus function so you don’t miss a moment with your family and friends. To keep all the files that you need at work while maintaining your personal files, it comes with 4GB internal memory to help you manage your business contacts, audio playlists, videos and photos, and artwork. It has a second camera on its upper left side that takes VGA resolution pictures using a CMOS sensor. Better yet, there’s a built-in microphone, speaker and FM radio with RDS.
Having Bluetooth wireless connectivity and A2DP will allow you to seamlessly transfer and get media files from any electronic gadget like a notebook PC or a PDA. The smartphone’s GPS lets you get to your destination without a hitch. It also has a HTC Weather tool that provides weather updates at home and overseas. Supported by GMS technology, you can call from almost anywhere in the world. Other GSM modes supported include GSM 1900, GSM 1800 and GSM 900.
Powered by a rechargeable Lithium-ion or Lithium-ion polymer battery, it has up to 270 minutes (WCDMA) and 330 minutes (GSM) of talk time, and standby time of up to 396 hours (WCDMA) and up to 285 hours (GSM). Users can do video calls for up to 145 minutes (WCDMA).
The HTC Touch Diamond smartphone is also integrated with a mini-USB port and HTC ExtUSB or a 11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one. Location of the buttons is user-friendly – a stylus tucked on the right side, and volume control on the left side. Also, at the bottom of the phone is a strap holder, a sync connector, microphone connector and earphone jack.
There’s no way you can go wrong with this smartphone. With so many fantastic features to choose from, you’ll always have the Diamond attached to your hip. Enjoy its great connectivity range and other cool bits and pieces today.
Contributed by Rose Raguindin, Product Reviewer