|Featuring an easy-to-use touch screen and user interface, the HTC Touch with TouchFLO gives you unprecedented touch panel experience. Stylish, smart and versatile, HTC Touch opens up a world of media, communication, and social interaction.|
|Family Line||HTC Touch|
|Storage Capacity||128 MB|
|Network Technology||CDMA2000 1X|
|Band||CDMA2000 1X 1900/800|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSD|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||1100 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 210 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 250 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Diagonal Screen Size||2.8 in.|
|Display Resolution||240 x 320 pixels|
|Color Depth||16-bit (65000 colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
Average review score based on 97 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
Wireless carrier US Cellular was reported quite a while ago to plan launching on the market the high-end HTC Touch Pro2 mobile phone, powered by Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, and now the operator already has the device available for purchase. The company made users wait a little for this handset to be put on sale, yet it seems that the wait paid out, as Touch Pro2 sports the latest flavor of Windows Mobile right from the start, unlike the models launched via other carriers in the US, which came with the 6.1 flavor in the beginning.
Another very appealing feature of this phone is the HTC Sense navigation solution from the Taiwanese mobile phone maker, something that, until not too long ago, was only available with the company's Android-based handsets. The price tag for HTC Touch Pro2 on US cellular has been set at $199.95 upon the signing of a two-year contract agreement with the carrier and after a $70.00 mail-in rebate. Compared to the price tag the phone features at other operators, US Cellular's offer looks like a bargain.
However, it should be noted that the carrier asks users to opt for a calling plan at $39.99 or higher and Windows Mobile E-mail & Web Service at $24.95 per month upon the purchase of the phone. The HTC Touch Pro2 comes with CDMA 1X/EVDO REV A connectivity options, but also includes Bluetooth 2.0 with stereo A2DP support, USB port, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) capabilities, built-in GPS receiver, and the possibility to wirelessly sync to e-mail, calendar, and contacts.
The specs list of the phone shows 512 MB ROM / 288 MB RAM, a 3.2-megapixel photo snapper, microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32 GB of additional storage space, Facebook application, a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, and support for a variety of Microsoft applications and services, including Office Mobile, Internet Explorer Mobile, Bing, Windows Marketplace for Mobile, and others more. Head over to US Cellular's website to learn more on the handset.
The Touch is like a sweet little secret that you discover after you stumble into it. It looks innocent enough, but then, hey, where's the keypad? Ooooh, I see, on the screen! And the menu, just press start, just like my computer, cool! Everything I love about my PC is now in the palm of my hand, how can I not love that, right? I can view a Powerpoint presentation on it? Really, does that matter? Well, I found that to be extremely handy when I was working and attending school, both full time(well more than full time at my job) and had to view a Powerpoint lecture for my history class while sitting all night in the emergency room with no access to my laptop. Saved me from failing my final exam....no small thing and not something I was even thinking of when I bought the phone. I can use the Excel for both viewing and all the functions that the desktop version has. Again, not something I was planning for but it's become important. I was really only planning on using Word but the whole Mobile Office has been great. The fact that it syncs with my computer or that I can bluetooth to another phone, printer, or computer is super too. I found the alarms not to be exactly convenient, I need more than it offers but I found a twenty dollar upgrade that more than adequately addressed that. The calendar is not as user friendly as some I've used either but it is full featured and most people don't seem to find it as annoying as I did before I got used to it! You can always find a software company that will offer a different calendar too I suppose, as I did with the alarm. There are a lot of other feature to the phone that I use and love, like the camera, nice pics from a phone, and with the right app, I can edit them in the phone, same with videos. I can edit some things just with what the phone has built in. I downloaded and installed Google maps and it works great to get me around anywhere and saves me a fortune in information calls. VERY helpful, even indispensible when travelling. The YouTube app saves my sanity too, when my grandkids will sit and watch the playlists that I set up for them. How many times can someone laugh at a cat jumping and crashing into a wall? Come to my house and find out! This phone is wonderful for it's functions and it's durability, I can't even imagine not using it anymore, there are too many ways it fits into my life. Mechanically, it's sound, the lack of buttons to get gunky or worn is a benefit. The size and weight are small but not too small. It has substance to it but not "clunk" and the non-slip texture works well although I usually use a pretty, girly cover! It's an oldy but a goodie and I'd recommend it. If you never had a smart phone and don't think you need one, try it anyway and I think you'll see what I mean!
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.
I have nothing against the seller, personally, so this review will be as unbiased as possible...
I have been using PDAs since my first Sharp electronic organizer I bought from Circuit City in Mission Viejo in 1988.
Since then, I have used most of them, Apple Newton, LG Phenom, Philips Velo 1, Hitachi HPW-200, Casio E10, Philips Nino 320, HP Jornada 680, Casio E100, HP Jornada 690, Casio E125, Ericsson R380, Treo 90, Dell Axim X5, Sony Clie NZ90, Palm Tungsten W, T-mobile MDA II, Imate PDA2K, Treo 680, Dell Axim X30i, Palm Tungsten T5, T-mobile SDA, Nokia 9500, Garmin Ique M5, Sony Ericsson P990, T-mobile Dash, Motorola Macau, Treo 680, Asus P527, Samsung Blackjack II and today I received my Franklin Ebookman E911.
I have had GTE, LA Cellular, AT&T, T-Mobile, Cingular, AT&T and now Cricket.
I have never bought an HTC phone, per se, as some of my phones above have been manufactured by HTC.
I got Cricket for my teen daughter as she blew up our AT&T bill with her texting.
I saw this auction for an HTC Diamond, flashed for Cricket.
The seller said it was a GSM/CDMA phone.
I know HTC makes phones that work with both and I figured this one would be great.
Use Cricket when in a dual-band area and switch to AT&T when in a tri-band area like Las Vegas.
I assume the seller is not familiar with this model; I doubt he our-right lied saying it works with both.
I found out, it doesn’t; it is just a CDMA phone.
I needed one that works with both, so I wouldn’t have to carry around two phones.
Now, it looks like I’ll have to.
In closing, don’t trust what a seller tells you; do your own homework as it will bite you in the butt later.