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HTC Diamond


je-haz

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Hi,

I'm looking to get the HTC diamond, but it only seems available on Orange.
(I have seen it on O2 for much higher tariffs).

But I have read that orange customise it quite a lot and disable MSN.

Is this true?

Cheers
James

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ßeta

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"However, the screen goes into sleep all the time during a call, and seems to be impossible to change this."

Here's the fix. click here

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ßeta

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Try click here There is a setting under phone which supposedly stops the phone from switching off during a call.

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nick_j007

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"Initially, it was slow and buggy but after I applied the ROM update it is super speedy - certainly the only usable Windows mobile I've come across."

I've had mine since well before xmas and like it by and large. However, the screen goes into sleep all the time during a call, and seems to be impossible to change this.

I have also lost a number of calls when I press connect/accept.

Re the above...how do I update my ROM please?

Thank you.

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ßeta

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The other half has this phone she loves it. I have the Touch Pro. One thing I have noticed on both devices is that the GPS on the units is quite poor.

Using Tomtom 7 both the Diamond & Touch Pro suffer from Lag. Driving around London and the units can't tell you which street your on even though there is a good GPS lock.

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jim303

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I've had mine for about a month now.
Initially, it was slow and buggy but after I applied the ROM update it is super speedy - certainly the only usable Windows mobile I've come across.
As for the Orange worries. They have left this one alone completely. All the original software is there and no annoying orange custom software.
(I actually ended up switching networks to Orange as their HSDPA coverage is about 3 times the other networks).

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jaritch

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Vodafone do it.

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Wirral Bagpuss

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I thought HTC had issued a new ROM to overcome the bugs ??

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ßeta

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I apologise.. You did review the HTC Diamond. However I've never known it as, or been called the "HTC Diamond Touch".

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Sorry Kate B.. No such thing as a HTC Diamond Touch.. The unit you had was the HTC ELF (AKA HTC P3450 / HTC Touch / HTC Ted Baker Needle / Orange & HTC Touch P3450 / Dopod S1 / T-Mobile MDA Touch / O2 Xda Nova / Vodafone VPA Touch)

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Kate B

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I've had an HTC Diamond Touch on loan from the PR company (and reviewed it for the Guardian last week). It's a nice phone but be warned that it suffers from memory leak and crashes from time to time. It also suffers from having the lovely but resource-hungry GUI bolted on top of the nice but resource-hungry Windows Mobile 6.1 OS and it can be sluggish, to say the least. It's a lovely phone to look at and it's got a lot going for it, but I wouldn't pay money for it meself. The only killer app for me is that it supports Exchange, as I have my personal email hosted on an Exchange server, and it handles it fairly well.

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