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Review: HTC Touch Diamond - First Impressions
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Written by Rondog   
Thursday, 02 October 2008 22:56
Article Index
Review: HTC Touch Diamond
Tech Specs
First Impressions
Touch FLO!
GPS Usage
Final Thoughts
All Pages

First Impressions

At first glance, it’s sexy. That’s the only way I can put it. Keeping with the ‘Diamond’ theme the box is even diamond shaped.

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After pulling off the outer cover and flipping open the gloss black lid shown below. Included accessories were somewhat of a slim picking. It had a charger and a USB cable.

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{multithumb thumb_width=384 thumb_height=288 resize=1 full_width=800 full_height=600}Open Box

We are greeted with a simplistic and elegant first glimpse of the actual phone itself. Featuring 5 buttons on the front of the phone, which left to right and top to bottom are: Home, Back, Ok, Answer and Hang up.

The home button is the most simple but one of the most useful features. Whichever menu or application you have open, pressing the home button will take you back to the main screen.

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Being Windows Mobile based you can customize pretty the Start Up menu, the background and pretty much anything else. There is a wide variety of third party apps that are available. The Diamond Profile Switcher, allows you to toggle between loud, silent and vibrate, by giving the phone a quick shake. The Gsen app gives you automatic screen rotation thanks to the built in accelerometer.

Coming up next: Touch FLO!

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