HTC Touch Diamond 2
The original HTC Touch Diamond is my current phone, and also my favourite one ever – I can email, watch movies in crisp 480x800 WVGA quality, listen to music, store and transfer data, use it as a modem and take photos and videos with it. How do you improve on that?
The HTC Touch Diamond 2 does improve on this, however. Two of the original Diamond’s drawbacks – the 2.8 inch display and the fixed internal 4GB secondary storage are dropped in favour of a shiny big 3.2 inch WVGA display and replaces the dial with a zoom bar for, well, zooming.
HTC are very proud of the new display, a pleasing widescreen which resolves webpages, videos and photos beautifully.
Meanwhile the storage issue is resolved with 288MB RAM and a MicroSD storage card slot. There’s still two cameras – one for photos and video, one for video calls – as well as support for a range of video and audio formats. With a 528MHz processor, the HTC Touch Diamond 2 comes with Windows Mobile 6.1 preinstalled, although expect ROMs for Windows Mobile 6.5 to be available by the end of 2009.