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Image Gallery: HTC Touch Diamond2 first impressions

HTC continues to innovate and push Windows Mobile to the edge with their latest update to the HTC Touch Diamond lineup. The Touch Diamond2 brings a very high resolution 480x800 WVGA 3.2 inch display along with an update to TouchFLO 3D that has you zipping along in style. HTC continues to pack in all the latest wireless technologies in a super sleek form factor.
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HTC continues to innovate and push Windows Mobile to the edge with their latest update to the HTC Touch Diamond lineup. The Touch Diamond2 brings a very high resolution 480x800 WVGA 3.2 inch display along with an update to TouchFLO 3D that has you zipping along in style. HTC continues to pack in all the latest wireless technologies in a super sleek form factor.
The HTC Touch Diamond2 was featured in the Clash of the Touch Titans series in Matthew Miller's Smartphones and Cell Phones blog.
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The Diamond2 uses a standard smooth glossy flat back compared to the edged diamond back shape on the original Diamond device.

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The camera has been bumped up from 3.2 megapixels to 5 megapixels.

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HTC took the traditional 4 hardware buttons, shrunk them, and placed them in a line along the bottom. The directional pad is also gone with a touch sensitive scroll bar in its place.

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The Diamond2 is a couple millimeters longer and just slightly thicker than the original Diamond.

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Volume controls are managed by a single bar on the upper left side.

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HTC uses their proprietary USB port for syncing, charging, and wired headsets.

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The stylus is no longer magnetic and is a more traditional stylus and silo combo.

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There is a mono speaker on the upper right side of the Diamond2.

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Here you can see a size comparison between the two devices.

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The Diamond was super thin and the Diamond2 is just slightly thicker.

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The Diamond2 is smaller than the iPhone 3G and has a larger front footprint than the Touch Pro and Diamond.

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The Diamond2 is narrower than the iPhone and just slightly thicker.

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The Diamond lineup is quite compact for as much functionality they both have integrated into them.

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The display is beautiful and there are some slick wallpaper images included on the device.

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The Weather tab has been updated to give you a bit more info on the home screen view.

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The Settings tab lets you access and manage your most common settings.

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You can select tabs to hide or show and then select and drag to put them in the order you want.

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When you press the Windows/Start icon you will see the program launcher. HTC changed this behavior to make sure owners do not see much change when WM 6.5 is released.

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The HTC calculator changes to a much more functional one in landscape mode.

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One of the great new features is the HTC People application that lets you see all communications with each of your contacts.

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The dialer/call screen has been updated on the Touch Diamon2.

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