|HTC XV6950 Touch Diamond Sprint Network CDMA Smart Phone Cell Windows Mobile -A|
Burnsville, MN, USA
|HTC TOUCH DIAMOND 6950 - 4GB - BLACK (SPRINT) SMARTPHONE CELL PHONE|
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Monroe, NY, USA
|HTC Touch Diamond Sprint Camera QWERTY Bluetooth Touch Screen|
Jacksonville, FL, USA
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|The HTC Touch Diamond (Sprint) smartphone, with a 2.8-inch TFT LCD touchscreen, displays crisp images in VGA resolution. The HSDPA internet connectivity of this HTC smartphone enables you to browse and download content from the Web. The 3.2 MP camera of this HTC TouchFLO 3D phone lets you capture memorable moments in clear stills. Featuring the GPS technology, this HTC smartphone helps you navigate routes safely and easily. Store your files, data and photos in this HTC TouchFLO 3D phone, which comes with a memory space of 4 GB. You can have long chats over the phone as the HTC Touch Diamond (Sprint) mobile has a battery runtime of up to 330 minutes.|
|Family Line||HTC Touch|
|Storage Capacity||4 GB|
|Network Technology||CDMA / EVDO Rev. A, HSDPA|
|Band||CDMA2000 1X 1900/800|
Average review score based on 413 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
The best thing about this phone is definitely the display. It's extremely high-resolution for the size. The touch screen is pretty good for resistive technology (as opposed to capacitive screens like the iPhone or Pre). The only other resistive screen phones I've used are the LG Versa and Voyager, and it feels like HTC has just done it better somehow, especially with sliding/scrolling.
HTC also did a spectacular job of making Windows Mobile usable with your finger by way of the TouchFLO 3D interface. There is a stylus included that slides nicely into the bottom of the phone, but I've found that I rarely need to pull it out. It's pretty, but it's also very functional as well. They did a great job on the different text input methods that are available as well. The full QWERTY is probably not practical for anyone but those with the tiniest of fingers, but I find the compact QWERTY setup pretty usable. If that doesn't work for you, you can switch to the phone keypad style and T9 it.
The text messaging interface does have a few quirks. When I tap on a message in the TouchFLO interface and it goes into the messaging screen, the keyboard pops up but doesn't want to type in the text box until you hit it. When you do hit it, sometimes you get a little dance where the keyboard isn't sure that it wants to stay up or not. I can usually tap the text box again before the keyboard goes away and then everything is fine, so it is a minor annoyance.
The camera seems to work fine; I've seen a lot of reviews that say it sucks but the performance seems pretty standard as far as most phone cameras go.
Overall, performance-wise, it is not as bad as I was expecting. I've experienced a few versions of Windows Mobile on different devices, and I know how sluggish it can get, but aside from a few isolated incidents where the device just seemed to lock up altogether (prompting me to perform a soft reset), the performance was actually better than other WinMo phones I've used. It's got a decent processor and plenty of memory. It's no 3GS but I wasn't expecting that.
Will be looking forward to my next upgrade so I can experience a newer HTC model, but until then I will be enjoying myself with the Diamond, especially with how cheap I got it without contract incentives.
This is my first smart phone so I can't really compare it to another cell phone. The phone operates on windows mobile 6.1 that has been visually enhanced by the HTC 3D flow interface. Overall I like it because of it's capabilities and what I was looking for in a smart phone (3G and WiFi capable). I upgraded the htc firmware which enhanced most things but the blue tooth sometimes don't sinc with my car and I must redial again this was not a issue with the previous firmware. If you try doing to many functions quickly it sometimes slows up and you need to be patient for it to perform those functions. But overall I'm sure all smart phones have some type of issue. After using the phone for a few weeks some people might want a bigger screen if they spend a lot of their time on the internet. It's about perfect for me considering how I use it. Note my battery life has been very good compared to other people complaints about smart phones.
Honestly I'm not sure if I would recommend it though. For the playas if you try various things you might be surprise how you can mask things like incoming text and phone calls. If the phone is laying on its face its hard to see if a call is incoming and on silent!!! The bright screen doesn't really show thru which I think is great and there are apps that let you route incoming text to specific folders incognito style!!! The diamond is probably not in the class of a iPhone thought.
With windows 6 and so many cool features such as wifi, bluetooth, and gps! The HTC Touch Diamond for Sprint offers better performance and supports Sprint's EV-DO Rev. A network and multimedia services. The Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone also features the cool TouchFlo interface. It's best suited for first-time smartphone buyers or light users.
I absolutely love the design, the small size, the touch-flo 3d interface and the ease of use. Other than the small querty touch screen keyboard, which takes some time to get used to, this phone is a joy. Plus, having prior experience with Windows-based phones, it makes it even easier for me to use.
One notable flaw: the battery life is garbage...
Never before has Windows Mobile looked this sharp, nor has it been as feature-loaded. Gem-inspired design, VGA screen, GPS and a built-in accelerometer might just be enough to get WinMo fans exited but the HTC Touch Diamond reaches beyond. A usable 3 megapixel camera and the latest edition of the TouchFLO UI are running on the brand new 6.1 version of the Windows Mobile Professional OS. And all that is packed into a package that's as compact as they get.
* 2.8" 65K-color VGA display
* TouchFLO 3D Home screen and gesture controls
* 4 GB of internal storage
* Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 Mhz CPU and 192 MB DDR SDRAM
* Dedicated graphics chip (64MB RAM reserved for graphics)
* HSDPA 7.2Mbps
* Built-in GPS receiver
* Standout design
* Compact and lightweight
* Stereo FM radio with RDS
* 3.15 MP auto focus camera
* Active magnetic stylus
* Touch-sensitive scroll wheel
* MS Office Mobile document editor
* Opera 9.5 web browser
* Standard miniUSB slot and Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
* Comes with the amusing Teeter game
* YouTube client
* Excellent video playback performance
* Poor battery life
* Fingerprint nightmare
* Average sunlight legibility
* No memory card slot
* Questionable build quality
* Tri-band GSM support only
* No TV out port
* No standard 3.5mm audio jack
* Back panel design has negative impact on usability and camera image quality
* Back panel finish started to wear off in a few weeks of usage
* Limited scroll wheel usage
It's rather hard to find a Windows mobile device to boast the same extras as the Diamond and be just as pocket-friendly. The compact size of the HTC Touch Diamond and the VGA screen are its best ammo.
The Touch Diamond has revolutionary size and design, topped with unsurpassed touch functionality among Windows Mobile devices. The VGA display, the rich communications package and the excellent software bundle make the Touch Diamond a real gem. The unique magnetic stylus and the generous 4GB of built-in storage do add to the allure of this compact fella.
The Diamond we're dealing with is not perfect. We expected better sunlight legibility of the VGA display. The edges of the impractical back panel started to wear off in two weeks or so. And finally, the lack of a memory card simply takes the allure away. We would have gladly traded the 4 gigs worth of storage for a simple hot-swappable microSD card slot.
A 3.5 mm audio jack would have also been welcome, as the supplied stereo headset simply doesn't cut it for music on-the-go. The camera also suffers from the back panel design, which ruins sharpness, contrast and resolution.
As you see, in diamond terms this handset is a delicate balance of high carat and imperfections. The Touch Diamond is a crossover product that will most probably convert new believers to Windows Mobile, but would probably fail to raise itself in the demanding eyes of hard-core PocketPC devotees. Most of them will probably go for the HTC Touch Pro, for its hardware five-row QWERTY keyboard, TV-out port, beefier battery and, of course, a microSD card slot.