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HTC Diamond 2 - 12 months contracts with web'n'walk - £30 per month - £100.00 for Diamond 2 @ MobilePhonesDirect

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ok, ok, ok, this is not for bargain hunters wanting a free phone and 12 months free line rental !! - please turn away now ..... This is for folk who want a serious power phone, probably the most po… Read More
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8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
ok, ok, ok, this is not for bargain hunters wanting a free phone and 12 months free line rental !! - please turn away now .....

This is for folk who want a serious power phone, probably the most powerful non-keyboarded phone around, and, probably (down to taste) the best non-keyboarded phone around, as well.

Its also quite new which means the only high-street shop stocking it is carphonewarehouse.
O2 and tmobile (with a modified MDA Compact V format) will be stocking it within a month or two.

To recap, if you want a good quality, powerful, does it all, non-keyboard phone, the choice is iPhone, Google G2 (HTC Magic at vodafone) and HTC Diamond 2.

My summary is that the iphone and the Diamond 2 are the most stylish, the Magic and the iphone the easiest to use, and the Diamond 2 the most powerful.

With specs like 288Mb ram, 5mp camera and the glorious 800x480 screen (iphone and magic are 480x320). The battery is 1,100 Mah and of course it has FM radio, GPS, aGPS, HUDPA/HSDPA, quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G, new touch-flow 3D interface which really keeps you away from winmo (if you want) and accelerometer.

Oh yes, and the front really is brushed aluminium.

Review:
http://www.tracyandmatt.co.uk/blogs/index.php/2009/04/24/htc-touch-diamond2-review

Anyway, after looking all over the web for a 12 month contract. I found http://www.mobiles.co.uk doing orange and voda for 12 months with http://www.mobilephonesdirect.co.uk doing tmobile and voda. Orange doesn't have any signal where I work, so it was voda or tmobile,

mobilephonesdirect sells generic devices (currently) not locked to any provider and entitled to HTC's free upgrade to WinMo 6.5 in Sept (the first phone to have this guaranteed). Although our friends at xda-developers have it already :)

Tmobile was 12 months for £30 in web'n'walk with £100 upfront (Voda's best was 12 months for £35 inc. web with £150 upfront)

Tmobile: for 18 months at £30 a month tmobile its £33 upfront
Tmobile: for 18 months at £35 a month its free.
For 24 months is stlightly cheaper but why bother !!

Lots of pictures:
http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_touch_diamond2-pictures-2689.php
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Specs:
Processor Qualcomm® MSM7200A, 528 MHz
Operating System Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
Memory ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 288 MB
Dimensions 107.85 X 53.1 X 13.7 mm (4.25 X 2.09 X 0.54 inches)
Weight 117.5 grams (4.15 ounces) with battery
Display 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 480 X 800 WVGA resolution
Network HSDPA/WCDMA:

Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz
Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds
Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

Europe/Asia: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
(Band frequency, HSUPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent.)

Device Control TouchFLO 3D
Zoom bar
GPS Internal GPS antenna
Connectivity Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
HTC ExtUSB (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)
Camera Main camera: 5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus
Second camera: VGA CMOS color camera
Audio supported formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV, MIDI, M4A
Video supported formats WMV, ASF, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, AVI
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1100 mAh
Talk time:
Up to 300 minutes for WCDMA
Up to 340 minutes for GSM
Standby time:
Up to 500 hours for WCDMA
Up to 360 hours for GSM
Video call time: Up to 150 minutes
(The above are subject to network and phone usage.)
Expansion Slot microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
AC Adapter Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
DC output: 5V and 1A
Special Features FM Radio, G-Sensor
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#1
probably the most powerful non-keyboarded phone around
I think you'll find it's brother, the HTC Touch HD, is more powerful.
#2
Hi
When you say, it is a powerful phone. Could you explain it more? My iphone does everything, I want to do apart from 2MP camera. Also Iphone is easy to use with good apple care service. I am not criticizing, but I like this phone, so will be happy if you could explain more :oops:
#3
Very tempting, looks like a quality handset for a 12 month contract!

Which is better the diamond 2 or the touch hd?
#4
ra_2000k
Hi
When you say, it is a powerful phone. Could you explain it more? My iphone does everything, I want to do apart from 2MP camera. Also Iphone is easy to use with good apple care service. I am not criticizing, but I like this phone, so will be happy if you could explain more :oops:


Its down to taste somewhat. The iphone is a great phone.
I'd say HTC phones are more for users who want more software available and less control on what they can install and how they can hack. On the other hand you can just use it as is.

For example, with Apple you have to buy everything through the app-store, all approved and controlled by Apple. Alot of nice software there. But with WinMo, you have hundreds of sites. Big commercial sites like handango and pocketgear. Loads of freeware sites like freewareppc and freewarepocketpc.net.

But most of all, at sites like xda-developers, you can find loads of different firmwares available and kitchen to hack your own firmware (as Diamond 2 is new, just starting, but look at the diamond section for example). I know that Iphones are hackable, buts its more hassle, the breaks take longer to get out each time apple updates firmware, and there are less "hacked" applications.

In terms of pure power, the iphone 3g has a 412mhz cpu (vs 528mhz), no removable storage (diamond 2 has microSD), lower resolution screen. For me, the biggest advantage is the screen and xda-developers.com, but everyone's mileage will vary

rgds
#5
Minstadave
Very tempting, looks like a quality handset for a 12 month contract!

Which is better the diamond 2 or the touch hd?


Difficult question. Touch HD has 3.8" screen (vs diamond 2 3.2") and a proper headphone socket.
Diamond 2 is only 117g and more pocketable. Also, with no hacks, has better firmware out of the gate.

Anyway, head here for some more info:
http://www.gsmdome.com/htc/htc-touch-hd-vs-htc-touch-diamond2-the-showdown-video_5858

rgds
#6
colonel
Its down to taste somewhat. The iphone is a great phone.
I'd say HTC phones are more for users who want more software available and less control on what they can install and how they can hack. On the other hand you can just use it as is.

For example, with Apple you have to buy everything through the app-store, all approved and controlled by Apple. Alot of nice software there. But with WinMo, you have hundreds of sites. Big commercial sites like handango and pocketgear. Loads of freeware sites like freewareppc and freewarepocketpc.net.

But most of all, at sites like xda-developers, you can find loads of different firmwares available and kitchen to hack your own firmware (as Diamond 2 is new, just starting, but look at the diamond section for example). I know that Iphones are hackable, buts its more hassle, the breaks take longer to get out each time apple updates firmware, and there are less "hacked" applications.

In terms of pure power, the iphone 3g has a 412mhz cpu (vs 528mhz), no removable storage (diamond 2 has microSD), lower resolution screen. For me, the biggest advantage is the screen and xda-developers.com, but everyone's mileage will vary

rgds


I concur.
#7
can't really comment other than to say if the touch diamond 2 is a worthwhile evolution to my touch diamond, it'll be brill!

my touch diamond does everything i throw at it - email syncs perfectly (rarely use pc for email now), browsing is fast and easy, has loads of decent apps available, you can put iplayer content on it, great for podcasts, i have a great app called bt audio which routes any audio such as tunes or podcasts to your bluetooth headset.

not to everyones taste cos a lot of sheep, sorry, i mean people want an iphone, but this is very versatile and a lot smaller
#8
low mins and texts but still a great deal, would get one myself , tho only just got a touch pro.

off line the phone comes in at £479.99 @ expansys


as mentioned http://forum.xda-developers.com will help you to get the full benefit out of these devices.


oh heat added
#9
Unfortunately, alot of the "Nokia 1650" crowd voting down.
Expensive items are a bit hit or miss with hotukdeals ... :(
I challenge anyone to find a better deal for 12 months. If you do I will be very happy
#10
I picked up my touch diamond 2 the other day and it is brill, much better than my 3 year old vario 2. As previous guy said it is really good for apps.
#11
unknownuserid
I picked up my touch diamond 2 the other day and it is brill, much better than my 3 year old vario 2. As previous guy said it is really good for apps.


Where did you pick it up from? Can't make my mind up whether to get this or wait for the new iphone.
#12
did anyone get this from [url]www.mobilephonesdirect.co.uk?[/url]

Ordered on wednesday and they took payment for the phone and now say out of stock til end of June but still have the payment.
#13
was seriously considering the dimond 2, but after comparing specs its batterys letting it down abit again!
only 1100mAhs, my touch pro is 1340mAhs, HDs 1350mAhs

think ill look into a touch pro 2, with its 1500mAhs! tho it is quite a heavy device because of it
#14
Im amazed the battery is only 1100 mAh - I thought they would have learned with the first touch diamond (which I own) this has a 900 mAhs and a real pain for battery life. My old diamond only has a 2.8 " screen so the bigger screen at 3.2" will be as bad if not worse.
So be warned this may be the bees knees but with inadequate battery life it will let you down when it counts.
Dont get me wrong I love my Diamond but hate the dreadful battery life....
#15
I bought this phone on Thursday last week and it was delivered Friday.

I was toying with what network to get but have heard good things about o2 and Orange were doing my head in.

Went to mobiles.co.uk. Only place I could find that were selling them (and unbranded/unlocked). I went with the 24 month / £25 a month contract.

By going through Quidco I 'hopefully' get £40. Also I get £87.50 in redemption cashback from mobiles.co.uk (I have done these before and am confident I will be successful)

So breaks down to:
(24*25) - (40+87.50) = £472.5 for full term, or £19.70 a month.

I get 600 mins and unlimited texts. I think this is a good deal especially as the going rate for the phone new (without contract) is £400+

Now the phone.....

I am VERY impressed. The screen is great it's 800 x 480 and looks amazing. I have downloaded core player and it plays dvdrips fullscreen well. The wifi works great too!


As for comparing it with the touch HD and touch Pro 2 -

All three have....
THE SAME cpu (528mhz)
THE SAME ram (288mb)
And THE SAME screen resolution (800x480).

I think the diamond2 is the perfect size, hence why I went with that! The touch pro2 does look nice but it's not out yet and I think, with the keyboard and case, it may be a bit big for the pocket.
#16
i've got a windows phone and sorry i am not impressed at all from it...
bloody X1 ...i'll say they should have 3 and 6 months contracts so people like me can get a new phone every few months :p
#17
BigVal
did anyone get this from [url]www.mobilephonesdirect.co.uk?[/url]

Ordered on wednesday and they took payment for the phone and now say out of stock til end of June but still have the payment.


yes, got it, wonderful
#18
humadoon
i've got a windows phone and sorry i am not impressed at all from it...
bloody X1 ...i'll say they should have 3 and 6 months contracts so people like me can get a new phone every few months :p


the x1 is ****
#19
fil
was seriously considering the dimond 2, but after comparing specs its batterys letting it down abit again!
only 1100mAhs, my touch pro is 1340mAhs, HDs 1350mAhs

think ill look into a touch pro 2, with its 1500mAhs! tho it is quite a heavy device because of it


battery is 100% longer then diamond. uses less power and 900->1100 boost
#20
colonel
battery is 100% longer then diamond. uses less power and 900->1100 boost


where have you got that info from? any tests links etc

i'd really love a TD2 ( think your deal posted is very good ) but the battery IMO is complete rubbish again, made the mistake the 1st time and repeted it!

saying , it uses less power and 900->1100 boost, but the screen size is bigger so will use more power now.

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