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HeNkiSdaBro's avatar

Get a HTC Diamond or wait for the newer Dream or even Google Android enabled phone?

Asked by HeNkiSdaBro (392 points ) September 17th, 2008

I have had the same phone forever, the Nokia 6100, which is a great phone. It is very old now and needs replacement. I have gotten a great deal on the HTC Diamond, basically 200 euros new (a friend works at a netwok company). Should I get this one or wait for the Google Android enabled phones? Does anyone know anything about the HTC Dream that is about to arrive? I would like 3G, WLAN and GPS on my next phone as well as possibility to use IP and/or Skype. Thanks for all your thoughts and ideas!

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tWrex's avatar

I would wait for the HTC Dream. I’ll try to find the site with the details for the phone. Super sweet though.

iwamoto's avatar

isn’t the dream android enabled ? i saw this shot of it which i really liked, well, stay tuned i guess, haha

by the way, the prediction is 23rd of September, so who knows, it would be cool

tWrex's avatar

Yes it is an android phone. It’ll also be the first phone on T-Mobiles network to take advantage of it’s new (and shitty) 3g network. Yes. T-Mobile is the last of the major cell phone carriers to get 3g or are they? And yeah that’s the actual phone. I like it more than the iPhone because it’s touch screen enabled, BUT it has the full qwerty keyboard which I enjoy much more than the iPhones screen enabled keyboard.

Here’s the story stating it’s coming out on the 23rd
And here’s a site you can signup to find out about when the phones on sale and it has some details of the phone
And here’s a nice detailed report on the phone with loads of videos (street level view is soooooo sweet)
And here’s more on it

PIXEL's avatar

Get the iPhone

itmustbeken's avatar

I just returned my HTC Diamond Touch and I would definitely wait for the Dream if you can. The on-screen keyboard was very iPhone-ish and worked as well as Apples does. The form factor is much smaller than I expected and made typing a bit more dainty and delicate than I liked. Full QWERTY is so worth the wait.

Also, if you need the phone sooner, I highly recommend buying it on-line. The story I got is that the stores are receiving the phones so that 1 employee can be an ‘advocate’ for the phone (they get to use it and work out bugs/get ready for questions) and that is delaying in-store selling. I got (and returned) my Touch before the store even got them in for selling.

HeNkiSdaBro's avatar

I just got myself a 2nd hand Nokia E65 which I feel is a good phone. Will try that for a while till the market settles for the right phone!

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