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HTC's crown jewel, the Touch Diamond2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 485 reviews of HTC's crown jewel, the Touch Diamond2. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the text input and reception, while the durability and reliability get mixed views.

portability, usability, size, design, screen

battery, performance, reception, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC's crown jewel, the Touch Diamond2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC's crown jewel, the Touch Diamond2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of HTC's crown jewel, the Touch Diamond2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The size and usability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the reception and durability, while opinions are divided on the battery.

portability, usability, size, design, screen

performance, reliability, durability, reception

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Diamond2 Sim-Free Windows Mobile Touchscreen Phone HTC Diamond2 Sim-Free Windows Mobile Touchscreen Phone HTC Diamond II Sim Free Sim Free Windows Mobile Touchscreen Phone

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC's crown jewel, the Touch Diamond2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of HTC's crown jewel, the Touch Diamond2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and screen. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the performance.

portability, usability, design, screen, reliability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Touch Diamond 4 GB Unlocked Phone with 3G, 3.2 MP Camera, MP3/Video Player, and Windows Mobile 6.1--U.S. Version with Warranty (Black)HTC Touch Diamond2 Unlocked Phone--International Version with No Warranty (Black)

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

HTC Touch Diamond2

 

Ever since the HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2 were announced at GSMA 2009, there's been a ton of interest and plenty of questions about U.S. availability. While we still don't have any official information on the latter just yet, HTC provided us...

The HTC Touch Diamond2 boasts a sleek design with a larger and sharper display than its predecessor. The enhanced TouchFlo interface makes navigation easier. The Windows Mobile smartphone also features Wi-Fi, GPS, a 5-megapixel camera, and good general...

No U.S. 3G support yet. The onscreen keyboard is a bit cramped and the smartphone lacks a standard headphone jack. Call quality could be better

The HTC Touch Diamond2 brings some notable improvements over its predecessor and promises to be a powerful touch-screen smartphone when it finally arrives in the U.S.

May, 2009
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Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

HTC Touch Diamond2 review

 

It's set to be a tough year for smartphones, and there's plenty of change afoot as companies battle amid tightening customer purse-strings. The new iPhone is set to arrive over the summer; Palm's Pre is imminent, and Microsoft have the latest...

May, 2009

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

HTC Touch Diamond2 review: Director's cut

 

HTC Touch Diamond2 is next on our roll call of MWC debuts but this time it's less about the brand spanking novelty and more about balanced and sensible upgrades. People tend to have second thoughts about...

3.2" 65K-color WVGA display ; Latest TouchFLO 3D ; Qualcomm MSM7200A 528 Mhz CPU and 288 MB RAM ; Dedicated graphics chip (64MB RAM reserved for graphics) ; Quad-band GSM support ; 3G with HSDPA 7.2Mbps and HSUPA 2Mbps ; Wi-Fi and built-in GPS receiver...

Fingerprint nightmare ; Average sunlight legibility ; Questionable build quality ; No TV out port ; No standard 3.5mm audio jack ; No magnetic stylus

We now welcome its successor, somewhat insipidly named HTC Touch Diamond2. Improving the functionality of the original Diamond, the Diamond2 comes with rather different design that is certain to raise some degree of discussion. But it's the performance...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Nilay Patel (engadget.com)

HTC Touch Diamond2 gets unboxed, shown off on video

 

We haven't heard much about the appearance of the HTC Touch Diamond2 on US shores apart from a few AT&T-related whispers, but the squared-off handset is starting to pop up overseas, and the requisite unboxings and video tours have started ...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

HTC Touch Diamond2 Review

 

When a product proves to be a success, it´s fairly logical it sooner or later gets a successor. As it name suggests, the HTC Touch Diamond2 comes out to lend some more color to the otherwise nice, but aging model that was released last year. Hitting...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Stephen Borders (mobilitysite.com)

Review: The HTC Pure (Touch Diamond2) from AT&T

 

Just prior to the official release of Windows Phone 6.5 on October 6th at&t released the HTC Pure which  is at&t's version of the Touch

It is available in at&t  Stores and online now for $149.00 after rebate with a 2year contract and $30 monthly data plan is required.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: 5min (associatedcontent.com)

HTC Touch Diamond2 - Product Review Part 2/2

 

A full in-depth review of the HTC Touch Diamond2. Included in Part II: User interface, Camera, Gaming, GPS Navigation, Video Benchmark and Conclusion Part 2/2.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Sal Cangeloso (geek.com)

Preview: Taking the HTC Touch Diamond2 for a spin

 

HTC's Touch line of handsets has been one of the company's most interesting releases and over the past two years or so we've seen a wide range of fine Windows Mobile devices appear. From the Touch to the Touch HD to the non-touch S740, it's been great...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Judie Lipsett Stanford (geardiary.com)

First Impressions of the HTC Touch Diamond2

 

One of the more exciting announcements to come from Mobile World Congress was that HTC would be releasing the Touch Diamond2 and TouchPro2 as followups to their preceding namesakes. Neither is technically available in the US – not just yet anyway, but...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Arne Hess (theunwired.net)

O2 Xda Diamond 2 aka HTC Touch Diamond2 Windows Mobile Smartphone

 

O2 Germany's Xda Diamond 2 is based on HTC's original Touch Diamond2 the Taiwanese handset manufacture announced back in February during the Mobile World Congress. It features the same squarish industrial design, unlike T-Mobile's MDA Compact V which...

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7200A

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Aerial Connection:Not Applicable
Approved Partner:Not Applicable
Battery Quality:Not Applicable
Bluetooth:Not Applicable
Category:Case
Colour Effect of Cover:Not Applicable
Colour of Cover:Not Applicable
Compatibility:HTC
Design:Bar
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Gaming Cover: No
Operating System:Windows Mobile
Operating System Version:Windows Mobile 6
Operator:O2 / Orange / Sim Free / Vodafone
Package: No
Product Type:Smartphone
Type of Cover:Not Applicable
Type of Installation:Not Applicable
Type of Partial Cover:Not Applicable
Way of Buying:Contract / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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