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  1. #41  
    Quote Originally Posted by cmaier View Post
    Heck, every single stylus-device i owned eventually developed "loose stylus syndrome."
    That's actually the one thing about the Diamond that made me say "Oh, Cool!". It's got a little magnetic lid to the stylus compartment, so it cannot fall out.
  2. #42  
    @Cmaeir,

    No Amazon MP3 for us in Canada yet. (Not official iPhone either, of course... But taxes? We got tons of those!)
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  3. #43  
    I just love threads like this....
  4. #44  
    Quote Originally Posted by Phone different Articles View Post
    Want to do anything more than the slicken-ing veneer allows, however, want to tweak a setting to access the fabled power of the platform, and its straight back to Windows Mobile 6.1.
    Don't worry, the battery will run out before you get that far.
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    @Bad Ash:

    Threads where you post could win you $100 from iTunes?
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  6. #46  
    The stylus is actually pretty cool on this device - if you remove it it unlocks the phone, and if you remove it during a phone call the note app automatically opens.

    Surur
  7. #47  
    iPhone rules, iclones drool! :-D
  8. #48  
    cool indeed
  9. #49  
    @Surur:

    Does the stylus itself have any special tech in it (the way, say, Wacom's do), or is the device doing the heavy lifting?
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  10. #50  
    Quote Originally Posted by Rene Ritchie View Post
    @Surur:

    Does the stylus itself have any special tech in it (the way, say, Wacom's do), or is the device doing the heavy lifting?
    I'm sure its the device which detects the removal of the stylus. Its probably just a tiny micro-switch, but its nice of them to add it.

    Surur
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    #51  
    The Touch looks like a nice device but for me just has one thing holding it back: the OS. I'm so over WM for the time being. Maybe in a year or two I'll come back to the fold. HTC has tried to imitate the iPhone's interface, but did you watch in the video when they're swiping photos and other things? There's a delay and then the item moves after the swipe is complete. I love how on the iPhone, the photo (or album cover or weather page or whatever) starts to move almost as soon as I start the swipe and sticks to my finger tip if I decide to switch directions. It's as if I'm really swiping an actual sheet or card out of the way.

    I love the weather applet on the Touch though. That's some serious eye candy. They one-upped the iPhone on that for sure.

    But the pseudo-cover flow where you flip through the album covers one at a time by pressing next (and which shows the next couple albums but not the one you just flipped past) looked pretty lame IMO.
  12. #52  
    someone should put accelerometers in a stylus. Probably need a tether. Wii in your pocket.
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    #53  
    Looks like a heckuva device. However, the main advantage for WinMob for me was always Exchange ActiveSync. Now that it is coming to iPhone, no real need to stick with WinMob and ALSO have to carry a separate iPod.
  14. #54  
    I have the follow questions hope that someone can explain to me:

    Why you guy are so excited about the Diamond. Does it have anthying really innovative in hardware side which we can't find in any device? (LG KS20 has the similar look and feels.)

    Does it have any killer app? (TouchFLO is a joke. I don't want to use my dirty hand to touch the screen then put the screen on my face or vice verse.)

    How is the battery life? How is the performance? (From my experience, the performance of most HTC devices are slower than the similar specification devices.)

    Lastly, for those who said Diamond is good, I would like to know how many of you will buy it at this price point?
  15. #55  
    I was reading about this device yesterday an until I was about half way through the spec sheet I was impressed. Running winmo is a huge drawback as is the limited storage, the crappy touchscreen and the small battery to name a few. For me this isnt the right device, though I'm sure some longtime winmo users will love it.

    What I don't see this device doing is challenging the iPhone's dominance as an advanced phone for the everyday user.

    Everyone is playing catchup while apple is readying their next release... Where haven seen this before... Hmmmm... Oh ya it was MS trying to catch up to Mac OS 10.2 while apple was releasing 10.5 and what was the OS X killer MS had? Vista, and we all know how well that has been received.
  16. #56  
    Quote Originally Posted by GFONG View Post
    I have the follow questions hope that someone can explain to me:

    Why you guy are so excited about the Diamond. Does it have anthying really innovative in hardware side which we can't find in any device? (LG KS20 has the similar look and feels.)
    VGA screen, touch sensitive d-pad, accelerometer, and common things like GPS and FM radio.

    Does it have any killer app? (TouchFLO is a joke. I don't want to use my dirty hand to touch the screen then put the screen on my face or vice verse.)
    If Touchflo 3D does not do it for you, its certainly not the device for you.

    How is the battery life? How is the performance? (From my experience, the performance of most HTC devices are slower than the similar specification devices.)
    We'll have to see. The graphics accelerator will certainly help with playing videos or DirectX games for example. About battery life, the Touch Dual with a 1120 mAh battery seems to score poorer when it comes to most talk and standby time than the 900 mAh Diamond
    Touch Diamond
    Capacity: 900 mAh

    Talk time:
    Up to 270 minutes for WCDMA
    Up to 330 minutes for GSM


    Standby time:
    Up to 396 hours for WCDMA
    Up to 285 hours for GSM
    Video call time: Up to 2.41 hours for WCDMA
    (The above are subject to network and phone usage.)


    Touch Dual
    Battery 1,120 mAh rechargeable Li-polymer battery

    Talk time:
    Up to 180 minutes for UMTS
    Up to 300 minutes for GSM

    Standby time:
    Up to 250 hours for UMTS
    Up to 180 hours for GSM
    Up to 1.78 hours for video call
    And people have not been complaining about the battery life of the Touch Dual.

    Lastly, for those who said Diamond is good, I would like to know how many of you will buy it at this price point?
    It does not meet my needs, I need a keyboard, but I may get it for my wife, who's ancient iPaq 6915 is close to death.

    Quote Originally Posted by AnteL0pe View Post
    I was reading about this device yesterday an until I was about half way through the spec sheet I was impressed. Running winmo is a huge drawback as is the limited storage, the crappy touchscreen and the small battery to name a few. For me this isnt the right device, though I'm sure some longtime winmo users will love it.

    What I don't see this device doing is challenging the iPhone's dominance as an advanced phone for the everyday user.
    HTC sold 3 million Touches, and expect to sell many millions of Diamonds. At which point will you say the iPhone has been challenged?

    Everyone is playing catchup while apple is readying their next release... Where haven seen this before... Hmmmm... Oh ya it was MS trying to catch up to Mac OS 10.2 while apple was releasing 10.5 and what was the OS X killer MS had? Vista, and we all know how well that has been received.
    In which way exactly do you expect the iPhone 2 to exceed this device (except storage obviously)?

    Surur
  17. #57  
    It doesn't need a stylus ;-)
  18. #58  
    How are they getting better life at 900 than at 1120? OS management? Hardware side mojo?
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  19. #59  
    iPhone 3G might also have a *slight* edge in media ecosystem...
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  20. #60  
    Quote Originally Posted by Rene Ritchie View Post
    How are they getting better life at 900 than at 1120? OS management? Hardware side mojo?
    Do you remember those new lower-power 3G chipsets Apple was waiting for? Did you think only Apple would get to use them?

    Surur
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