Over my quality time with the Diamond a lot of people told me the following: Interestingly, in case there is some upcoming events available in the calendar, they will be listed on the home screen instead of its shortcut. The central envelope offers you the text of the last incoming email on selected account you can scroll through them by brushing your fingers up and down. Much like its elder brother, the application never seems to be in a hurry. The tabs to the immediate right and left of the current tab can be accessed by swiping in the relevant direction.
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|iPhone 5, 5S resolutions||640×1136|
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Speed is an issue, since it takes the best part of ten seconds from accessing it on the menu to taking a pic but the results are decent enough if taken in good light. The context keys give you access to the dialpad and the camera.
This is by far the most useless panel, but may come in handy for two things nonetheless. While in the fullscreen mode you can zoom in on images.
This phone is very likely to be just as good as all previous WM-based phones of the maker. The two context keys allow quick access to today’s appointment view and adding a new task. The only instance when the People panel really comes in handy is when you have people you call all the time and you just enjoy looking at their photos.
The TouchFLO 3D houses a total of ten tabs and you can opt for one of the three methods to jump between them. This offers a practical yet fun touchfo set that can be manipulated with one thumb. This panel enables viewing all incoming messages both text and multimedia ones, although without graphical content ; you can jump between messages either by swiping your fingers up and down or by clicking on the arrows on the right.
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The browser Opera by default, with no Explorer on board as far as we could tell flips the screen from portrait to landscape automatically when you turn the device on its side and there’s a zoom button in the corner.
It displays albums with their covers and you can flip through them much like you would on the iPhone with its famous Cover Flow. We wish the browser had a little bit more settings, since it packs in only the most vital options, including the mobile mode where all pages are scaled to fit in the screen size. There’s an FM radio on board too with 20 presets for your favourite channels. The new TouchFLO is so touch-optimized that even the slightest presses are detected and respond appropriately.
There is a small grey ball and an area rigged with barriers and holes where this ball can fall in.
TouchFLO – Wikipedia
This way, whenever you are typing in a phone number, the system will try to match it with entries in the phonebook and should it find no matches it will offer you to create a new contact even before making a call. All sound clips can be set as call alerts. From this tab you can also start a new message, compose a reply, or jump into the Messaging menu of the OS.
It would have been nice if in this tab we could find a shortcut to the preinstalled RSS reader and streaming media player, but HTC didn’t seem to hear this request back in our Diamond review. With the Touch Diamond the company is changing the way Windows Mobile devices are perceived, this time — for real. The and button keypads have always been around in the Touch phones, and the Diamond is no exception.
It should be noted that as far as small files are concerned, the viewing capabilities this application provides, are more than sufficient. The thing is, even unsophisticated users will find it easier to just push the Call button, type in first two-three letters of the contact they are looking for and make a call.
Interestingly, HTC and Apple are going in opposite directions with their top-notch offerings — the former is trying to relegate their Diamond to feature phones, whereas Steve Jobs is aiming to make everyone think of the iPhone as a communicator no matter what indicative of that are support for MS Office documents, along with MS Exchange Server.
Also this is the first place where you will encounter some classy visual enhancements — that is, here minutes and hours are flipped over just like calendar sheets.
So the goal is simple — you are to roll it into the green hole past all fake holes. Apart from Google Maps the Diamond comes preinstalled with QucikGPS that updates satellite data over the Internet, which allows reducing the time the phone needs to locate available satellites.
For instance, should you need to write down a new phone number, all you need to do is pull the stylus out and start typing. Google Maps will hardly do for in-car navigation with the Touch Diamond, but it should do fine in other areas, such as pedestrian navigation and quick address searches. And again, the transition effects pulled off by the phone are quite something.
It seems that HTC took some of that on board and have put in a quick search bar which opens Google when you type something. A nice thing is that each tab comes with its own set of context keys, but the downside is that those are not customizable to suit your needs.
We have already covered the main applications of the bundled accelerometer, so here is a quick roundup. There’s also quite a bit of screen drag when you move the device around, which never looks good.