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*UPDATE 4* Sprint's Diamond gets pictured, dated

0. phoneArena 01 Sep 2008, 10:21 posted on

The first shots of the Diamond have leaked out and the phone will start shipping on Sept 14th...

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posted on 15 Aug 2008, 00:03

5. pk (unregistered)

GSM has only 900mAh

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 00:15

9. (unregistered)

Yeah, only 900 but it's also 11,5 mm thick and looks much better than this

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 00:43

11. (unregistered)

Both have advantages. The Iphone syncs audio and video files WAY faster than any Windows Mobile device. I would say WM devices over USB take 5-6 times as long (very annoying). The only way to speed it up is to take your memory card out and use a USB adapter (which is a pain). The Iphone also has a better UI and feel. The Diamond is going to include picture and video messaging, navigation, live TV through SprintTV, etc. which the Iphone cannot do. Also cut and paste is missing on the Iphone, which is a pain... BTW - There also several apps that can add Youtube onto the Diamond (free ones), if that is a priority. Also --- The Sprint Simply everything plan ends up being way cheaper than the Iphone plans.

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 01:12

13. (unregistered)

please explain "looks much better than this"?

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 09:16

27. (unregistered)

Form vs. function. I'd rather have a slightly thicker phone that lasts the day than a better looking device that becomes a pretty paperweight after 4PM.

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 18:15

60. (unregistered)

I was going to say the same thing! Thinness is great...but most WM phone owners are heavy users. And with high-drain music and TV playback among other things. Give me couple more MMs and a high-amp battery any day! To the QoS argument. I live in Miami, FL and been with Sprint for 2 years and the service has been great. I cant remember the last time I dropped a call, but I'm tired of counting the number of drop calls from my friend with his att/iphone...either the first gen or the new 3G. My billing is correct every month...so I dont place importance on calling "customer service" as i do on overall usage cost. I guess VZW users have to have one rallying cry. But Nordstrom has reknowned customer service...the best there is! But its not my choice to purchase a Polo shirt.

posted on 16 Aug 2008, 18:46

76. primewax (unregistered)

Yeah really, and the fact that it was on 'leaked' Sprint documents is fishy too.

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 00:08

7. (unregistered)

best to stick with sprint. att has horrible service, u'll end up paying more for att's apple plan. diamond holds its own against the iphone.

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 00:13

8. (unregistered)

Im really not feeling that maroon backing, but im sure they will offer in all black.

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 08:10

20. (unregistered)

I with you on the backing. Its nice for the females but I want an all black back....better get your sharpie out!

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 12:25

38. (unregistered)

LOL Amen! Use one of those sharpie mini's as the dongle.

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 17:34

58. (unregistered)

Hammerite makes a black, glossy spray paint that would adhere to the surface (lol, if someone does it) and wouldn't damage the phone!

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 01:56

14. (unregistered)

Hello im one off the sprint lucky empl to get a free HTC diamond 2 weeks befor the release date all the advocates get their phone about 2 weeks befor the release date :) hahahah

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 11:02

33. diamondluvr (unregistered)

So have you gotten yours yet? Because according to the post it's being released 2wks from now.

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 12:36

39. (unregistered)

The treo 800 advocates got their devices about 4 days after the launch.

posted on 16 Aug 2008, 18:26

75. (unregistered)

Your probably also one of the lucky employees that's about to lose your job becuz y'all can't keep your customers. Ha!

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 07:27

16. ageffner (unregistered)

The Diamond's nice and all, but anyone have any more info on when the Diamond Pro is getting released?!? Adam

posted on 18 Aug 2008, 23:04

93. (unregistered)

October 08

posted on 02 Sep 2008, 13:47

156. (unregistered)

Actually, this site has just recently posted a picture of an internal Sprint document now that shows October 19th.

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 07:30

17. (unregistered)

"verizon killing hardware"... i bet you can't tell who this author is a fan of.

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 08:07

18. (unregistered)

He is just speaking the truth....what's wrong with that?

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 09:20

28. (unregistered)

If the reported specs are correct, I don't see how you can argue that it's not "Verizon killing hardware". It's not even remotely close.

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 08:09

19. Anonymous1222 (unregistered)

Can someone tell me if the Verizon version of the diamond will have wi-fi. That's really the deal breaker for me between the Dare and the Diamond. If the Diamond has wi fi I'll go for it. I know that verizon usually verizon takes out wi fi but just wondering. Also, does this phone support 3rd party applications. I'm pretty sure that smart phones support 3rd party applications. Thanks! Srry if these are newby questions!

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 09:23

29. (unregistered)

Yes, Verizon's version will have WiFi.

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 16:54

53. rbz275 (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)

And yes you can install any Windows Mobile 6 3rd party application

posted on 21 Aug 2008, 08:28

107. Esquire0399 (Posts: 53; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)

VZW never takes wifi out of smartphones. Where the hell are all of you people getting this from!? Did they remove it from the i760? Nope. The 6800? Nope. The 6700? Nah. How about the 6600? I think not. It bothers me when people run around making false claims because they don't bother to do any research first. You should never have expected the Dare to have wifi as it is NOT a smartphone and was never intended to be. At its core it is really no different from a Voyager, enV, Chocolate, RAZR, etc. When will people figure that out???

posted on 26 Aug 2008, 09:02

133. Bearxor (unregistered)

The PPC-6600 didn't have WiFi. The GSM version did.

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 08:19

21. Doitall76 (unregistered)

I kills me how upset everyone gets about defending their phone carrier. "Verizon's better than Sprint", "No Sprint's Everything plan kills Verizon's", "the next phone to come out is going to kill the Iphone", and so on and so on. Instead of using this forum as a way to pass information and help each other, it seems that too many people using it for b#tching. And it is stupid, rediculous b#tching at that. Half of you have never been on the carrier's service that you complain about, so you don't even know first hand. The other half of you work for the damn carrier that you are saying is soooo much better than the others. If that doesn't devalue your opinion, I don't know what does. Some of the people on here fire off posts that are incredibly non-productive for anyone coming on to get REAL information. Let's get this website back to how it should be Doitall76

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 08:51

24. Mjgio10494 (unregistered)

Thank you I agree one hundred percent. Everyone has their own favorite carrier. You're entitled to your opinion, but don't be rude abouit it.

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 11:03

34. diamondluvr (unregistered)


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