HTC Touch Diamond.

Written by Thomas Baekdal | Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I just bought the new HTC Touch Diamond mobile phone and it is as good as the iPhone (if not better).

When Steve Jobs announced the coming of the iPhone 3G, I was one of the many people who thought "Mmmm.... $199 for a 3G Smartphone. I want one!" But that only lasted for about a month because the real price is ridicules. The real price for the first 6 months (in Denmark) is a staggering 1,579 USD. And that doesn't even include a flat-rate data plan.

I think the iPhone is cool, but not at that price.

Luckily HTC said "oh... we got something that is even better" and I agree. The new HTC Touch Diamond is amazing.

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Here are some of the features:

  • Comes with a super cool touch-based interface, with a really rich media kind of feel to it.
  • Like the iPhone it has built in sensors and accelerometer, so that it can react to the different angles you are using it with.
  • It has built-in email support, calendar, Word, Excel, tasks.
  • It can display images and video clips in a lot of formats (more than the iPhone).
  • It is not restricted to iTunes software, or the iTunes Apps.
  • It comes with Opera instead of internet Explorer, and what a great browser that is. It is actually better than Safari.
  • It supports higher 3G speeds than the iPhone.
  • It comes with Google Maps, YouTube, PDF and a ton of other applications that has already been made for Windows Mobile 6.1.
  • ...and it small enough to not feel like a brick in your pocket.

I must admit. I think this is a better phone than the iPhone. Its design is just as good, the interaction (especially the special HTC part) is just as rich and the Opera browser is better than Safari.

Don't get me wrong. I do like the iPhone, but I personally prefer the HTC Touch Diamond.

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