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The O2 XDA Ignito (HTC Touch Diamond) is a great little phone.
Both my parents already had this phone when i decided to bin my boring old one and buy one of these. Although i was already on an O2 contract it wasn't up for renewal so i decided to buy one from Ebay!
I got it for a shocking £120.00 bargain price on ebay in a brand new box, never been touched.
At first i loved this phone, everything about it. I liked having Windows on my mobile, and even upgraded my Windows to 6.1 mobile ed.
Everything about it is quite simple if you are a regular Windows user, however when attempting to get my less technologically minded friends to use this phone it was a disaster!!!
I started to go off this phone after a while simply because the longer I had it the slower it was at doing anything. All the applications were quite standard too - there wasn't really anything exciting (like games/applications) to get for this.
Anyway, i gave up on it in January and sold it to a recycling company for £90.00, so it cost me £30.00 to own it for 6months, which i think was definately worth it!
I had a massive issue with Screen Scratching too - if this isn't kept in it's little case at all times be aware of the scratches that will appear. It happened to me so many times! Don't put it anywhere near keys or pens etc!!!!
I don't think I would suggest this as the best phone to be going for these days as there are much more advanced, speedy and better looking devices out there at the same cost that do a lot lot more.
O2 XDA Ignito, is the O2 network version of the HTC Touch Diamond. I had the luxury (?) of trying both of these HTC products out, and I was left with a mix of emotions.
O2 XDA Ignito runs on the notorious Windows Mobile 6.1, with its powerful (?) and yet useless 500+Mhz processor. Yes, you would have thought with such a processor (it was just 10 years ago that 500Mhz computers were being sold 500+pounds) would run any OS smoothly. Oh hold that thought, because you're very mistaken.
I've mentioned this a few times in other reviews of phones running Windows, but I cannot stress enough that the processor isn't good enough to run it. May as well get a cheap low end NOkia, would run S40 faster than this O2 machine. Ah well, there it is, this is the main problem.
The Touch Flo is something of an extrordinaire. It's fun and exciting, the screen is immaculately brilliant - the resolution is indeed stunning (480 by 640). For a very compact touchscreen phone it packs everything (or nearly so) - 4GB of memory (enough for some people), GPS, touch-sensitivie navigation pad, accelormeter, pocket office, nice Mp3 player and my favourite, 3.2MP camera. The 3.2MP part doesn't really astonish but wait till you take pics with this phone, it beats most of the Nokia 3.2mps and some better than Sony Ericsson camera phones.
This still keeps its price, for some reason I'm not sure, as another huge problem is the touch-screen, which isn't as responsive or sensitive as users like, also due to its touch Flo & windows mobile OS. make sure you playu with this for a long time before you purchase it.
When my contract ran out on my o2 contract in January, I decided to renew it having studied the market carefully and coming across the o2 xda ignito which was subsequently free as long as I renewed for a further 18 months.
I chose the phone initially because of its windows features which are really useful as I'm able to transfer music/files onto the phone as if it were a memory stick. The advantage is with the feature of windows media player, any video or audio files can be played easily without any trouble.
The phone also boasts a lot of other accessories, mp3 trimmer, internet, radio, games, to name but a few with loud speaker and headphone option. This however has been a trouble as the headphones need to be compatible to the port which given that they lasted me little time has posed a problem. The pen which is required to type has also been lost and replaced on occasion. Overall 9/10